Institut Shangpa Karma Ling

Built as an abbaye by the Ordre des Chartreux, The ancienne Chartreuse de Saint Hugon, construction begins in the 12th century and it would be modernised again in the 18th century.  In the late 1970’s, the site was purchased to convert into a monastery for  buddhists as a space for spiritual healing, after numerous threats and attempts to burn down the abbaye, sadly this would happen in December 2017,  A 38 year old individual who was attending the site, was arrested at the scene still carrying around 5 litres of petrol, please note, the site is still currently active and we wish them well with the restoration of this once great abbey.

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The site as seen in postcards at the beginning of the 20th century

The fire of 2017, Source – Gendarmerie

Images 2019