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A place in which to meditate

In the words of our retreatants

  • The Barn is truly a gem to be experienced: if you have never meditated, this is the place to learn; if you have never done gardening, this is the place to learn the joys of feeling the soil as you dig up your vegetables for the day's meals; if you have never been one with nature or had the opportunity to connect to this wonderful planet, then this is the place to come.
  • Beverley (60), director of BNI
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Weekly Schedule

The weekly schedule at the Barn is thoughtfully designed to provide opportunities for both individual reflection and group meditation. It is important that you are willing to participate in working on the land as part of your mindfulness practice (we can easily find suitable tasks for people with health difficulies) and that you can commit to all the scheduled activities during the week - this includes three 40 minute meditation sittings each day.

Note that we hold silence from 9pm to 9am each day, and all day Wednesday.

  Saturday Monday - Friday
6:50 Meditation Meditation
7:30 Morning tasks Morning tasks
8:00 Breakfast Breakfast
9:00 Depart any time between 9.00 and 12:00
  (unless staying for further week)
Mon/ Tue/Thur/Fri - Silence ends with house meeting; quiet mindfulness begins.
  Wed - Continuous silence throughout the day.
10:00   Working on the land / mindfulness practice
  Thurs 11.30 - meditation Q&A
12:20   Meditation (guided on Mon and Tues)
13:00   Lunch
14:00
 
Sunday
 
    Arrive between  2.00 and 4.00pm
Time for personal practice:
 reflection, reading, listening to talks on CD, walking, conversation with like minded people.  Or just slowing down and developing a greater appreciation of each moment....
16:30 Welcome meeting
 and tour
17:20 Guided meditation Mon / Tue / Thur 5.00 - 6.00   - Teaching / Q&A;
 Wed Personal practice; Fri - Guided metta meditation
18:00 Light evening meal provided Light evening meal prepared individually or together
19:00  Personal practice

Mon - Thurs meditation

Fri - Group sharing

21:00 Silence starts Silence starts 

Get in touch

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

Tel: 01803 732708 Email:marketing@sharphamtrust.org

Address: The Sharpham Trust, Sharpham House, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7UT