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Scroll down to browse our calendar of retreats, mindfulness courses, outdoor learning and the arts, filtering by month and/or category. Book securely online here, or call 01803 732542 to speak to our Programme Administrator.

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Sharpham House: Mindfulness & Walking retreat. 4 nights (with Linda Vincent & Nigel Ohlson)

30

Aug

Sharpham House: Mindfulness & Walking retreat. 4 nights (with Linda Vincent & Nigel Ohlson)

£345/£395  The walks will introduce you to the wildness of Dartmoor, the beauty of the Devon coastal path, and the diversity of the Sharpham estate and surroundings. Mindfulness practice will increase your awareness, and bring appreciation to walking and the landscape. During the…


Mindfulness Taster Session (Torquay)

03

Sep

Mindfulness Taster Session (Torquay)

Cost £4. These taster sessions are for people who are new to mindfulness and wish to find out how the practice of mindfulness can be of benefit to everyday life in our increasingly frantic world.


The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

04

Sep

The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

Cost £270*.  By integrating meditation and mindfulness into daily life activities, Barn retreats help establish a more meaningful approach to life.  Supported by contemporary Buddhist enquiry and discussion, and by working together to support the continuing retreat community, retreatants…


The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

11

Sep

The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

Cost £270*.  By integrating meditation and mindfulness into daily life activities, Barn retreats help establish a more meaningful approach to life.  Supported by contemporary Buddhist enquiry and discussion, and by working together to support the continuing retreat community, retreatants…


Woodland Retreat: Mindfulness & Nature Connection for Women with Brigit-Anna McNeill and Shoshana Moskowitz)

15

Sep

Woodland Retreat: Mindfulness & Nature Connection for Women with Brigit-Anna McNeill and Shoshana Moskowitz)

Cost £295 / 3 nights. Find a natural balance and give yourself the gift of a spacious and sensuous immersion in mindfulness and in nature in the supportive company of a small group of women. This women-only retreat offers the opportunity to experience a combination of mindfulness…


8-Week Mindfulness for Health and Well-being in Torquay (with Lynne Roberts)

16

Sep

8-Week Mindfulness for Health and Well-being in Torquay (with Lynne Roberts)

Cost £160.  5 June - 24 July course, 10:00am - 12:00pm 16 September - 4 November course, 9:30am - 11:30am This weekly course of two-hour sessions provides an in-depth exploration of mindfulness skills and techniques within a tried and tested framework, recognised by the UK’s…


1-Day Introduction to Mindfulness Course (Patti Summerville)

17

Sep

1-Day Introduction to Mindfulness Course (Patti Summerville)

Cost: £68.00  Mindfulness is the art of being in the present moment - with acceptance and without judgement. Mindfulness practices enhance health and well-being by helping to reduce stress and anxiety.


Introduction to Mindfulness - Torquay (with Lynne Roberts)

18

Sep

Introduction to Mindfulness - Torquay (with Lynne Roberts)

Cost: £68.00  Mindfulness is the art of being in the present moment - with acceptance and without judgement. Mindfulness practices enhance health and well-being by helping to reduce stress and anxiety.


The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

18

Sep

The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

Cost £270*.  By integrating meditation and mindfulness into daily life activities, Barn retreats help establish a more meaningful approach to life.  Supported by contemporary Buddhist enquiry and discussion, and by working together to support the continuing retreat community, retreatants…


Sharpham House: Taking Mindfulness Deeper - 5 nights (with Patti Summerville & Ramiro Ortega).

18

Sep

Sharpham House: Taking Mindfulness Deeper - 5 nights (with Patti Summerville & Ramiro Ortega).

Cost £395/£445. Strengthen your existing practice at a Sharpham House retreat with extended periods of meditation and silence, exploration of self-compassion, nature connection, yet with plenty of time for rest and replenishment – all within our tranquil setting.


Mindfulness Practice Drop-in Sessions at Sharpham

22

Sep

Mindfulness Practice Drop-in Sessions at Sharpham

Cost £7. These drop-in evenings are for people who have attended a course and wish to refresh their mindfulness skills through regular practice. You do not need to book - fees payable on the evening


The Barn: A day of silent meditation

24

Sep

The Barn: A day of silent meditation

Booking not necessary for this event (£8/£10 on the day). A day spent in silence, alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. There will be no teachings or guidance, so it is geared for people with some experience in meditation and being in silence together with others.


The Barn: Retreat with Ajahn Jutindharo - 6 nights

25

Sep

The Barn: Retreat with Ajahn Jutindharo - 6 nights

Ajahn Jutindharo, abbot of Hartridge Buddhist Monastery near Honiton, Devon, will teachings to help us bring our practice into daily life. He'll also be available for one-to-one meetings and general informal discussion. Ajahn Jutindharo gives his teaching freely.  However, we ask…


8-Week Mindfulness for Health and Well-being at Sharpham (Katherine Weare and Patti Summerville)

28

Sep

8-Week Mindfulness for Health and Well-being at Sharpham (Katherine Weare and Patti Summerville)

Cost £185 This weekly course of two-hour sessions provides an in-depth exploration of mindfulness skills and techniques within a tried and tested framework, recognised by the UK’s National Institute of Clinical Excellence.  


Sharpham House: Creative Writing & Nature Connection Retreat - 3 nights (with Caspar Walsh & Brigit-Anna McNeill).

29

Sep

Sharpham House: Creative Writing & Nature Connection Retreat - 3 nights (with Caspar Walsh & Brigit-Anna McNeill).

Cost £295 / £345 Step out of your everyday life and into a place of reflection through a synthesis of creative writing, contemplation and nature connection - in the beautiful setting of Sharpham House and its grounds.


The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

02

Oct

The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

Cost £270*.  By integrating meditation and mindfulness into daily life activities, Barn retreats help establish a more meaningful approach to life.  Supported by contemporary Buddhist enquiry and discussion, and by working together to support the continuing retreat community, retreatants…


1-Day Introduction to Mindfulness Course (with Dan Batts)

08

Oct

1-Day Introduction to Mindfulness Course (with Dan Batts)

Cost: £68.00  Mindfulness is the art of being in the present moment - with acceptance and without judgement. Mindfulness practices enhance health and well-being by helping to reduce stress and anxiety.


Apple Day and Autumn Festival

09

Oct

Apple Day and Autumn Festival

Join us for our annual Apple Pressing Day and Autumn Festival - Sunday 9th October 10.30am - 4pm.  Try our fresh apple juice straight from Orchard Link’s apple press. Bring your own apples to juice (just don’t bring windfalls from orchards grazed with animals in the last six weeks).…


The Barn: Hungry Ghost recovery retreat - 6 nights

09

Oct

The Barn: Hungry Ghost recovery retreat - 6 nights

A week’s residential retreat exploring ‘Buddhist’ practices that support recovery from addictions, with Vince Cullen founder of the Fifth Precept Sangha. The retreat follows the usual Barn schedule and includes extra talks, sitting and walking meditation in the afternoons, as well…


Sharpham House: Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat - 3 nights (with Patti Summerville & Maite Alonso).

11

Oct

Sharpham House: Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat - 3 nights (with Patti Summerville & Maite Alonso).

Cost £295 / £345 During this retreat you will be guided through mindfulness skills and techniques and a variety of expressive exercises designed to calm the mind, spark your curiosity and enhance your understanding of mind states that create stress and anxiety and block the flow…


Forage and Wild Medicine Day

15

Oct

Forage and Wild Medicine Day

Discover the amazing world of wild herbal medicine and learn to make your own with Brigit-Anna NcNeill. 


The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

16

Oct

The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

Cost £270*.  By integrating meditation and mindfulness into daily life activities, Barn retreats help establish a more meaningful approach to life.  Supported by contemporary Buddhist enquiry and discussion, and by working together to support the continuing retreat community, retreatants…


Sharpham House: Mindfulness for Beginners Retreat - 3 nights (with Ramiro Ortega & Jess Stein).

17

Oct

Sharpham House: Mindfulness for Beginners Retreat - 3 nights (with Ramiro Ortega & Jess Stein).

Cost: £295-£345. During this retreat you will develop a meditation and mindfulness practice to be used in daily life. You will also be able to reconnect with the natural environment, and begin the path of deepening understanding of yourself and others. The retreat programme will include…


1-Day Introduction to Mindfulness Course - Totnes

23

Oct

1-Day Introduction to Mindfulness Course - Totnes

Cost: £68.00  Mindfulness is the art of being in the present moment - with acceptance and without judgement. Mindfulness practices enhance health and well-being by helping to reduce stress and anxiety.


Family Forage Day

23

Oct

Family Forage Day

Cost: Adults £20 (children 12 and under free but max of two children per adult). Come and enjoy the wild abundance of the Sharpham Estate with your children. We will discover what the season has to offer and pick some of wild finds to take them back to our sheltered outdoor kitchen for a…


The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

23

Oct

The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

Cost £270*.  By integrating meditation and mindfulness into daily life activities, Barn retreats help establish a more meaningful approach to life.  Supported by contemporary Buddhist enquiry and discussion, and by working together to support the continuing retreat community, retreatants…


Sustaining Ourselves - Finding balance and breaking free from the cycle of burnout

27

Oct

Sustaining Ourselves - Finding balance and breaking free from the cycle of burnout

£395/£345 (bursaries available). A space to reflect and gain practical resources to help nourish and sustain you in your daily life and work. Thanks to a generous donor we have bursaries available for those experiencing financial hardship.


Mindfulness Practice Drop-in Sessions at Sharpham

27

Oct

Mindfulness Practice Drop-in Sessions at Sharpham

Cost £7. These drop-in evenings are for people who have attended a course and wish to refresh their mindfulness skills through regular practice. You do not need to book - fees payable on the evening


The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

30

Oct

The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

Cost £270*.  By integrating meditation and mindfulness into daily life activities, Barn retreats help establish a more meaningful approach to life.  Supported by contemporary Buddhist enquiry and discussion, and by working together to support the continuing retreat community, retreatants…


Sharpham House: Mindfulness through Singing Retreat - 4 nights (with Emily Roblyn & Linda Vincent).

31

Oct

Sharpham House: Mindfulness through Singing Retreat - 4 nights (with Emily Roblyn & Linda Vincent).

Cost £345 / £395 This retreat will offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness to singing and singing to mindfulness - an uplifting, soulful and life-enriching experience.


All Soul's Day ceremony at Sharpham Meadow

02

Nov

All Soul's Day ceremony at Sharpham Meadow

Free. Join us to mark All Souls' Day at Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground from 7pm-9pm around the Ancestors' Fire. All welcome. There is no entry fee or tickets required. Donations welcome. Warming refreshments served.


The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

06

Nov

The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

Cost £270*.  By integrating meditation and mindfulness into daily life activities, Barn retreats help establish a more meaningful approach to life.  Supported by contemporary Buddhist enquiry and discussion, and by working together to support the continuing retreat community, retreatants…


Youth Mindfulness 1 Year Programme

09

Nov

Youth Mindfulness 1 Year Programme

Run in partnership with Youth Mindfulness -  The One-Year Programme is designed for adults who wish to make a significant commitment to deepening their mindfulness practice, in order to be able to facilitate mindfulness with others from a place of confidence, compassion and authenticity. Applications…


The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

13

Nov

The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

Cost £270*.  By integrating meditation and mindfulness into daily life activities, Barn retreats help establish a more meaningful approach to life.  Supported by contemporary Buddhist enquiry and discussion, and by working together to support the continuing retreat community, retreatants…


1-Day Introduction to Mindfulness Course (with Shahin Popple)

19

Nov

1-Day Introduction to Mindfulness Course (with Shahin Popple)

Cost: £68.00  Mindfulness is the art of being in the present moment - with acceptance and without judgement. Mindfulness practices enhance health and well-being by helping to reduce stress and anxiety.


Sharpham House: Moments to Savour, Conscious Cooking & Mindful Eating Retreat - 4 nights (Linda Vincent & Janet Bird)

19

Nov

Sharpham House: Moments to Savour, Conscious Cooking & Mindful Eating Retreat - 4 nights (Linda Vincent & Janet Bird)

Cost: £345-£395. Explore mindful awareness with the food that you'll harvest, cook and eat on retreat in beautiful and historic Sharpham House.


The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

20

Nov

The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

Cost £270*.  By integrating meditation and mindfulness into daily life activities, Barn retreats help establish a more meaningful approach to life.  Supported by contemporary Buddhist enquiry and discussion, and by working together to support the continuing retreat community, retreatants…


Mindfulness Practice Drop-in Sessions at Sharpham

24

Nov

Mindfulness Practice Drop-in Sessions at Sharpham

Cost £7. These drop-in evenings are for people who have attended a course and wish to refresh their mindfulness skills through regular practice. You do not need to book - fees payable on the evening


1-day Introduction to Mindfulness - Torquay (with Lynne Roberts)

26

Nov

1-day Introduction to Mindfulness - Torquay (with Lynne Roberts)

Cost: £68.00  Mindfulness is the art of being in the present moment - with acceptance and without judgement. Mindfulness practices enhance health and well-being by helping to reduce stress and anxiety.


Sharpham House: Mindfulness for Beginners Retreat - 3 nights (with Ramiro Ortega & Patti Summerville).

27

Nov

Sharpham House: Mindfulness for Beginners Retreat - 3 nights (with Ramiro Ortega & Patti Summerville).

Cost: £295-£345. During this retreat you will develop a meditation and mindfulness practice to be used in daily life. You will also be able to reconnect with the natural environment, and begin the path of deepening understanding of yourself and others. The retreat programme will include…


The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

27

Nov

The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

Cost £270*.  By integrating meditation and mindfulness into daily life activities, Barn retreats help establish a more meaningful approach to life.  Supported by contemporary Buddhist enquiry and discussion, and by working together to support the continuing retreat community, retreatants…


The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

04

Dec

The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

Cost £270*.  By integrating meditation and mindfulness into daily life activities, Barn retreats help establish a more meaningful approach to life.  Supported by contemporary Buddhist enquiry and discussion, and by working together to support the continuing retreat community, retreatants…


The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

11

Dec

The Barn: Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

Cost £270*.  By integrating meditation and mindfulness into daily life activities, Barn retreats help establish a more meaningful approach to life.  Supported by contemporary Buddhist enquiry and discussion, and by working together to support the continuing retreat community, retreatants…


The Barn: A day of silent meditation

17

Dec

The Barn: A day of silent meditation

Booking not necessary for this event (£8/£10 on the day). A day spent in silence, alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. There will be no teachings or guidance, so it is geared for people with some experience in meditation and being in silence together with others.


The Barn: Christmas Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

22

Dec

The Barn: Christmas Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

Experience the peace of the Barn Retreat over Christmas. Join others to spend a week of simplicity centred on meditation in the Buddhist tradition.  We will follow the normal Barn weekly structure, with periods of outdoor work, walks and community living in a friendly environment. Please note…


Sharpham House: Christmas Retreat - 5 nights (with Patti Summerville, Ramiro Ortega & Maite Alonso).

22

Dec

Sharpham House: Christmas Retreat - 5 nights (with Patti Summerville, Ramiro Ortega & Maite Alonso).

Cost: £395-£495. This mindfulness and meditation retreat offers the chance to escape the often frantic festive period and to rest and be supported by the beautiful setting of Sharpham House as well as by our team of skilled and experienced coordinators. There is a simple meditation…


Sharpham House: New Year Retreat - 5 nights (with Ramiro Ortega & Maite Alonso).

29

Dec

Sharpham House: New Year Retreat - 5 nights (with Ramiro Ortega & Maite Alonso).

Cost: £395-£495. This mindfulness and meditation retreat offers the chance to escape the often frantic festive and New Year period and to rest and be supported by the beautiful setting of Sharpham House as well as by our team of skilled and experienced coordinators. There is a simple…


The Barn: New Year Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

30

Dec

The Barn: New Year Meditation Retreat - 6 nights

Experience the peace of the Barn Retreat over New Year. Join others to spend a week of simplicity centred on meditation in the Buddhist tradition.  We will follow the normal Barn weekly structure, with periods of outdoor work, walks and community living in a friendly environment.  Note - our…


Mindfulness Taster Session (Torquay)

14

Jan

Mindfulness Taster Session (Torquay)

Cost £4. These taster sessions are for people who are new to mindfulness and wish to find out how the practice of mindfulness can be of benefit to everyday life in our increasingly frantic world.


Mindfulness Taster Session (Totnes)

22

Jan

Mindfulness Taster Session (Totnes)

Cost £4. These taster sessions are for people who are new to mindfulness and wish to find out how the practice of mindfulness can be of benefit to everyday life in our increasingly frantic world.


Sustaining Ourselves - Finding balance and breaking free from the cycle of burnout

24

Mar

Sustaining Ourselves - Finding balance and breaking free from the cycle of burnout

£395/£345 (bursaries available). A space to reflect and gain practical resources to help nourish and sustain you in your daily life and work. Thanks to a generous donor we have bursaries available for those experiencing financial hardship.