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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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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. Incorporate the principles of mindfulness into your yoga practice on our popular Mindfulness & Yoga retreats at Sharpham House.


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 (with Anna Murch)

23

Oct

1-Day Introduction to Mindfulness Course - Totnes (with Anna Murch)

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 1-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 (with with Linda Vincent & Janet Bird)

19

Nov

Sharpham House: Moments to Savour, Conscious Cooking & Mindful Eating Retreat - 4 nights (with with 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.


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…


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

27

Nov

Sharpham House: Mindfulness for Beginners retreat - 3 nights (with Ramiro Ortega and 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

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…


Christmas Willow Decorations

10

Dec

Christmas Willow Decorations

Cost: Adults £25. Learn how to make a selection of Christmas willow decorations, including small worsen christmas trees, a reindeer and woven star.   


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.


Christmas wreath-making

17

Dec

Christmas wreath-making

Cost: Adults £20. Learn how to weave a beautiful Christmas wreath with teacher Vivienne Turner, using a mix of seasonal foliage and natural materials gathered from Sharpham Estate's gardens.


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 for Beginners retreat - 3 nights (with Ramiro Ortego and Patti Summerville)

06

Jan

Mindfulness for Beginners retreat - 3 nights (with Ramiro Ortego and Patti Summerville)

Cost: £315 - £365 - 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…


Creating Space - Mindfulness for women - 4 nights  (with Kamini Gupta & Maite Alonso)

11

Jan

Creating Space - Mindfulness for women - 4 nights (with Kamini Gupta & Maite Alonso)

Cost: £365 - £415 - Imagine a space where you can take time out to rest, immerse yourself in beauty, to let go and breathe deeply... A space to be guided into your natural creative flow of well-being in the supportive environment of other women. 


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.


Yoga retreat - 3 nights (with Ramiro Ortega & Jessica Stein)

16

Jan

Yoga retreat - 3 nights (with Ramiro Ortega & Jessica Stein)

Cost £325 - £375 - This retreat will focus on incorporating the principles of mindfulness into your yoga practice. There will be three yoga sessions each day: early morning, late afternoon and evening yoga nidra (see also schedule below).


8-Week Mindfulness for Health and Well-being at Sharpham (Katherine Weare and Dan Batts)

18

Jan

8-Week Mindfulness for Health and Well-being at Sharpham (Katherine Weare and Dan Batts)

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.  


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.


1-Day Introduction to Mindfulness Course (with Patti Summerville)

28

Jan

1-Day Introduction to Mindfulness Course (with 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.


8-Week Mindfulness for Health and Well-being in Totnes (with Anna Murch)

05

Feb

8-Week Mindfulness for Health and Well-being in Totnes (with Anna Murch)

Cost £175. 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: Mindfulness through singing - 4 nights

05

Feb

Sharpham House: Mindfulness through singing - 4 nights

Cost: £365 - £415 This retreat will offer an opportunity to bring mindfulness to singing and singing to mindfulness, which can be an uplifting, soulful and life enriching experience.


Taking Mindfulness Deeper - 5 nights (with Ramiro Ortega & Patti Summerville)

10

Feb

Taking Mindfulness Deeper - 5 nights (with Ramiro Ortega & Patti Summerville)

Cost: £425 - £465  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.


8-Week Mindfulness for Health and Well-being in Torquay

11

Feb

8-Week Mindfulness for Health and Well-being in Torquay

Cost : £175 11th February - 1st April 2017    10.00am - 12.00pm    


Mindfulness for Beginners retreat - 3 nights (with Ramiro Ortego and Patti Summerville)

16

Feb

Mindfulness for Beginners retreat - 3 nights (with Ramiro Ortego and Patti Summerville)

Cost: £315 - £365 - 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…


Yoga retreat - 4 nights (with Jessica Stein)

19

Feb

Yoga retreat - 4 nights (with Jessica Stein)

Cost £375 - £425 -This retreat will focus on incorporating the principles of mindfulness into your yoga practice. There will be three yoga sessions each day: early morning, late afternoon and evening yoga nidra (see also schedule below).


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

24

Feb

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

Cost £315 - £365  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.


1-Day Introduction to Mindfulness Course (with Lynne Roberts)

25

Feb

1-Day Introduction to Mindfulness Course (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.


Mindfulness for Beginners retreat - 3 nights (with Ramiro Ortego and Patti Summerville)

02

Mar

Mindfulness for Beginners retreat - 3 nights (with Ramiro Ortego and Patti Summerville)

Cost: £315 - £365 - 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…


Yoga retreat - 4 nights (with Ramiro Ortega & Maite Alonso)

05

Mar

Yoga retreat - 4 nights (with Ramiro Ortega & Maite Alonso)

Cost £375 - £425 -This retreat will focus on incorporating the principles of mindfulness into your yoga practice. There will be three yoga sessions each day: early morning, late afternoon and evening yoga nidra (see also schedule below).


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

19

Mar

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

Cost: £365 - £415 Explore mindful awareness with the food that you'll harvest, cook and eat on retreat in beautiful and historic Sharpham House.


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.


1-Day Introduction to Mindfulness Course (with Katherine Weare)

25

Mar

1-Day Introduction to Mindfulness Course (with Katherine Weare)

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.