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A place in which to meditate

In the words of our retreatants

  • The Barn gave me a sense of coming home. To be with like minded people in a community environment; working living and meditating in harmony. It gave me great hope for the future of humankind.
  • Linda (57), yoga teacher
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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

Note, it is necessary to stay for a week at the Barn before applying for this position.

Please contact us for more details.

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