Accomodation

The centre can accommodate about hundred people in various types of accommodation.

Dormitory : mixed dormitory equipped with a maximum of twelve beds.
Shared bedroom : in the A and B buildings, single-sex bedrooms with two or three beds, with a shared bathroom downstairs.

Single bedroom : in the B and F buildings, with shared bathrooms.
Multi-bed studio apartement : in the C and D buildings (beneath the temple) – private bathroom (shower, WC, sink) in the bedroom. A very small number of studios can welcome couples, the five or three beds studios are single-sex bedrooms.
Camping (from june to september) : you can have your lunches at the centre or provide for your own food when camping, however, you will be asked for a daily contribution.

You should bring all the needed equipement to camp, a good sleeping bag, a sleeping mat and so on, keep in mind that at an altitude of 850m/2800ft in the Vercors, nights are cold.
Our centre does not provide any camping equipement.
If you come by RV, you can park at the car-park entrance or up the path to the sources. No electricity or running waer supply is available.

Bedding includes a fitted sheet and a pillow ; bring a sleeping bag or a top sheet with you, bring also your own toilet bag (soap, towel…). A electric torch and an alarm clock can be useful, as well as shawl also for the meditation sessions. Moreover, the drop of temperature and the sudden thunderstorms have caught many people by surprise in the past, so make sure you take a warm pullover and a comfortable pair of shoes with you.

In case you have forgotten or if travelling and/or carrying your luggage is particulary difficult, a top sheet and a towel can be rent for 2€ each. Our team cannot really afford the additional laundry work for these articles, so please do your best not to forget anything.

Montchardon uses spring water, which is abundant at winter time and unsufficient during summers. The water is stored in big tanks (1 000 000 liters/264 000 gallons) which meet the needs of our centre on condition that everyone uses it reasonably. For that matter, you are allowed to do your laundry only after 7 days of stay, for a shorter stay, please bear that idea in mind.

If our centre is full, please check the list of external accommodation.

This summer the programme will take place under special circumstances, since the Centre can resume activities provided that sanitary measures are strictly observed.

Whether you are vaccinated or not, whether you have a negative PCR test or not, does not change the need to respect sanitary measures.

Your presence in Montchardon implies that you strictly respect sanitary measures in all circumstances.

We are now used to these measures:

  1. Wear a protective mask in the temple during the whole teaching or practice period, in the refectory until you start eating, and in all situations where it is difficult to maintain a 1m distance with others.
  2. Hand wash with hydro-alcoholic gel when entering and leaving the temple and refectory, whenever accessing the self-service area and on all occasions when touching a collective object.
  3. Maintain a distance of 1m around yourself, in the temple, in the refectory and when moving around in the Centre.

Access to the temple will be limited to 70/80 people to respect sanitary distances.

For accommodation, the rooms that accommodate several people will become individual rooms, except for couples or families. The number of places in the dormitory will be reduced to space out the beds. This will allow us to accommodate about 80 people.

The campsite area will be open, and the layout of the tents should follow the same guidelines. Disinfectant will be available in all places where necessary.

These rules must be maintained in Montchardon at all times.

Indeed:

- We have a moral obligation to protect ourselves and others from disease, especially as we live in collective premises.

- It is important to continue to protect Lama Teunsang, whose immunity is greatly diminished, even though he has been vaccinated.

For these reasons, we are asking all those who come this summer to commit to respecting sanitary measures. This commitment will take the official form of a box to be ticked on the registration form, which will allow everyone to come to the Centre with complete peace of mind.

If you cannot or do not wish to follow these guidelines, we ask you not to come to the Centre while these rules are in effect.

The same applies, of course, if you are ill or have symptoms of the virus.

When you leave, if you need to have a PCR test, this can be done in the cities in the area. However, it will be up to you to organise (making an appointment, travelling to and from the test site), because the Centre cannot manage these procedures.