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Community Retreats

Six-day Meditation Retreats

Every week of the year the Barn offers a meditation retreat for up to 10 people.

Meditation session

Barn retreats are designed to develop a mindful approach to our lives, our work and our communities.  The retreat structure is based on the following:

  • Three 40 minute meditation sessions a day in our tranquil meditation room
  • Mindfulness work practice in the organic garden and woods
  • Community living and fellowship in a small group
  • Daily periods of silence, and one full day's silence.
  • Inquiry led by Buddhist teachers

Retreatants usually stay for one week, although many stay for longer.

A place in which to meditate

In the words of our retreatants

  • As someone new to the practice of meditation and never having been on retreat before I was a little apprehensive about coming to the Barn. But my week here has been wonderful. The caring staff and the beautiful surroundings come together to create a safe and loving space for people to move forward with their practice and explore any issues that may be present in their lives. This has been a really special week for me. Thank you.
  • Anne (31), student liaison officer
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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