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  • The Barn has been a wonderful experience and a welcomed opportunity to reflect on many areas of my life and the power of being engaged in the present moment. I have also learnt how to breath again... Thank you
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Become a Coordinator

R etreat Coordinators (one-year voluntary positions).  The next start dates will be January, April and August 2015. We usually appoint 2-3 months before.

You will work alongside two other coordinators and the Barn manager in the day-to-day running of the Barn Retreat, and receive accommodation, full board, stipend and generous dana from retreatants.


If you...

  • have a strong interest in Buddhist teachings and meditation practice, and wish to develop these
  • are a practical person with some knowledge and experience of one or more of the following:  vegetable gardening, DIY and maintenance, basic administration and IT
  • can work as part of a team, and show equanimity towards all others
  • have a driving licence

the Barn offers you the opportunity to...

  • give service by coordinating the running of our weekly retreats
  • live with others in a like-minded community
  • attend Dharma talks and discussions with visiting teachers
  • have regular one-to-one teaching from a local Buddhist teacher

Please contact us for more details, or download, complete and return this application form -

Get in touch

If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Name: Barn Manager Tel: +44 (0)1803 732661 Email:barn@sharphamtrust.org

Address: The Barn Retreat, Lower Sharpham Barton, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7DX