Prepare Your Visit

General Information

Climate and Altitude – Lerab Ling is at an altitude of 800 metres, and the weather here is quite different from that in Lodève or Montpellier. It can be very cold and rainy all year round, even when the weather in the lower valleys is good, and it can also be very hot in summer, so, please bring appropriate clothing.

The temple and its surrounding buildings are situated on the side of a hill, and the terrain is uneven in places. If you have difficulty with mobility, you may wish to bring walking sticks or a cane. Onsite taxi service is available.

Disabled Access – The Temple, Windhorse Boutique & Café and toilets all have wheelchair access. If you have difficulty walking or you are in a wheelchair, please notify us upon arrival so that we can organize an on-site ‘taxi’ service. Personal vehicles should remain in the parking area – it is not permitted to drive on-site without special authorization.

Translation – This event is held in English and in French and will be translated into German, Spanish and Italian. If you do need translation, bringing your own earphones (3 mm jack) will improve the sound quality and your listening comfort.

Important – If you are currently following a treatment and/or are taking medication, we ask you to first consult your doctor or therapist to see whether it is appropriate for you to come to Lerab Ling. We ask you to not interrupt any current treatment and/or medication. Lerab Ling does not accept any responsibility in this regard.

Creating the Best Conditions for Your Retreat – Make all necessary arrangements – (mail, buying your tickets, confirming your flights, bank transfers, etc.) before you arrive at Lerab Ling. Making sure that all is in order beforehand will allow you to enter into the event more fully.

Staying at Lerab Ling – please keep the following in mind when you stay at Lerab Ling for any event:
Out of respect for the monastic community, please adopt proper dress code (avoid miniskirts, shorts, tight fitting clothes and singlet tops). It is not permitted to drive on site – Please leave cars in the parking area for the safety of everyone on site.

Lerab Ling Services – When attending an event, the following services are available on site:

Our Reception Desk – Open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm for information on accommodation, transport in the region and to post any mail.
Coffee, tea and hot water are provided for free during the event.
A boutique (Windhorse Boutique) offers a range of Dharma objects along with books and DVD or CD. The shop accepts cheques drawn on French banks and cash in euros, as well as MasterCard and Visa. During the winter time the Windhorse boutique has a stall on the Temple Gallery.
Coffe Shop - Drinks and snacks can be purchased the Windhorse Boutique & Café along with Mugs and thermos flasks. There is also an internet corner in the Coffeshop.

Taking Meals at Lerab Ling – La Source serves vegetarian meals at Lerab Ling. You can find the fees La Source charges in the section Meals & Accommodation in the event page. Please book all meals in advance – when you register for your retreat.

Please Note - Preparing and cooking meals is strictly forbidden in all rooms, tents, and other on-site areas. People staying on-site are obliged to sign up for 3 meals a day.

Medical care – Lerab Ling cannot offer medical care, consultations, or medicines, as it has neither the staff nor the appropriate facilities to do so.

The closest doctor is in Le Caylar – 11 km from Lerab Ling. For more serious problems, medical facilities are located in Lodève, 15 km away. If you are currently being treated for a medical condition, or if you have allergies of any kind (insect stings and bites, asthma, etc.) please bring your own medication with you.

Please Note – that Lerab Ling and/or La Source cannot be held liable for any loss, theft, or damage to your personal effects that might occur anywhere on the Lerab Ling site.

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