The Moulin is, at heart, a place ‘to be’

To put aside the outer focussed busy-ness of our everyday lives, and turn inwards to explore body heart, mind and life.

Teachings and practices are grounded in the Buddhist tradition of Insight Meditation, (also known as Mindfulness Meditation, or Vipassana). Resident teacher Martin Aylward provides the principal guidance and support for meditation practice and inner inquiry, along with deeply skilled visiting teachers from various spiritual backgrounds.

The Moulin is set in beautiful grounds with shady riverbanks and bamboo groves. Contemplative practice is supported by an environment of deep kindness and care, and delicious, organic vegetarian meals.

The Moulin is dedicated to being a refuge for exploring life-transforming practices and teachings.  We open our doors and hearts to people of all ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, abilities, cultures and religions. 

We look forward to meeting you here.

(Moulin de Chaves is the original name of the water mill built here in the mid-19th Century.)

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Moulin de Chaves is a registered French Non-profit Association (loi 1901)