Marzens, France

2016 Dates:

PSY525FR Integration of Buddhism, 3 quarter units

Thursday, June 16 - Saturday, June 25, 2016

(with an optional 2 additional days of self-directed exploration of France)

A Note On Arrival Times At The Institut:

In prior years airline schedules have had flights arriving in Toulouse (the nearest international airport) well into the evening. If you find this to be so, you might consider arriving on Wednesday, and checking in a day early. There is a 30 Euro (about $42) charge for each additional day. This includes 3 meals in addition to a room.

Fête de la Musique

On the evening of Tuesday, June 21, the group with visit the nearby village of Lavaur to participate in the Fête de la Musique (

What Students Have Said About Marzens, France:

My time at the institute provided for the first time an inner vision into my inner psyche that allowed me to experience moments of deep peace. Most importantly I discovered a profound love of life through the lens of a camera This trip was extremely in-depth, meaningful and transformative I think it would be hard to come here and not be affected by it. My experience at the institute will always be cherished in my heart. Words cannot express how amazing it was to have an opportunity to travel to the Vahra Yogini Institute to study the integration of Buddhism and Pyschology. The Institute is a rare gem that embodies every aspect of Buddhism, especially "compassion and loving kindness". The fact that the Institute was in France catapulted the experience to a whole new level, forcing all of us to be "out of our element" and brought "mindfulness" to the forefront of our minds. This trip was life-changing.