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A place in which to meditate

In the words of our retreatants

  • It's given me a chance to experience and absorb an atmosphere of calmness, generosity, loving kindness and compassion. I hope to take a small part of this into the wider world.
  • Simon (56) Social worker (mental health)
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Themed and Guided Retreats

Themed Retreats

The Barn also offers a number of themed retreats throughout the year, integrating such activities as yoga, qi gong, shiatsu or walking into the daily schedule.

Visiting teachers will in most cases give a class each afternoon, with the rest of the schedule remaining the same as for our regular retreats.

Please take a look at our retreat calendar to see which themed retreats we currently have planned.

Guided Retreats

Periodically the Barn hosts a visiting teacher who leads the week's retreat.

Teachers give talks on specific topics, offer guidance with meditation, and answer any questions that may crop up from retreatants.

The structure of the week remains largely the same as for a regular retreat, with any specific differences stated in the retreat description.

Recent guided retreats have included weeks led by Theravadan monks, Ajahn Jutindharo and Suvico, and a 'Dharma and Recovery' week with Kevin Griffin, exploring the links between the 12-Step recovery programme and Buddhist dharma. Teachers in the past have included Stephen and Martine Batchelor and John Peacock.

Please take a look at our retreat calendar to see which guided retreats we currently have planned.

Walking Retreat 2012

meditation and walking retreat

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