Amida France is small Pureland Buddhist centre set in 30 acres of beautiful French countryside. It is in the heart of France in an area which you have probably never heard of because it is off the main tourist routes. Beautiful and undiscovered.
Amida France is a place to unwind, to deepen your practice, to discover the rich spirtuality of Pureland. It is a friendly place where lively discussion over meals or shared time working on arts projects, in the gardens or visiting local places of interest give opportunities for informal contact with teachers and other practitioners.
Amida France is a place to rest and relax. Volunteers are also needed to help and to work on the land and buildings. We also use the centre as a place for training volunteers to go further afield.
At Amida France there is plenty of space to explore. If you wish to be solitary there is wild woodland and overgrown fields; places to walk, and observe our abundant wildlife (among our rarer creatures, we have hoopoes, orioles and nightjars, several varieties of orchids and some vociferous dormice.) There is space too for individual retreat. We have a retreat hut in the woods where you can do solitary retreats, guided by one of our teachers. Do let us know in advance if you are keen to use this facility. You can get a glimpse of a personal retreat in this short film Retreat in the Woods
The Amida Centre is in the middle of France in the Berry region, which is an unsploilt region of lakes and forests. The villages in the area mostly go back to medieval times and there are many eleventh century churches and other buildings. Troncais forest lies to the south and the pretty village of Apremont to the East. The cathedral cities of Bourges and Nevers are within an hour's drive.
You will find more details about our events this year, current news, and of practicalities such as how to get to us and the cost of your stay by clicking on the links on the side bar. Alternatively, do email us on email@example.com or telephone the centre on +33 (0)2 48 60 70 19.
The address of Amida France is Amida France Retreat Centre, La Ville au Roi, 18210 Bessais le Fromental, Cher, France
If you prefer to phone us in the UK you can contact The Buddhist House, 12 Coventry Rd, Narborough LE19 2GR on 0116.286.7476 for more information about events in UK or France.
Appreciate the timeless qualities of friendship and nature with us in this magical place.