Retreats at Home: Mindfulness for Challenging Times - 1-day online Barn retreat
We are in it together and the company of spiritual friends helps us realise our interconnectedness - Tara Brach
In a short space of time Covid-19 has profoundly affected our lives. This 1-day Retreat at Home can help support and nourish you as you face new challenges and uncertainties.
This mindfulness retreat offers support from experienced meditators via The Barn Retreat centre.
You'll be held in supportive community, connecting with each other and sharing experiences.
I found the online 1-day retreat inspirational, calming and it definitely had the touch of the 'Sharpham magic' that we all crave in these strange times.
There will be a maximum of 15 people on this retreat with opportunities for smaller group sharing.
The retreat will take place online using the platform Zoom (see further information below to ensure you have the minimum tech requirements). We'll send out guidance for using Zoom when you book and a guide to getting the best out of your Retreat at Home.
This 1-day retreat offers:
- Connection to a supportive and nurturing community of fellow retreatants
- Teaching and guided meditation sessions from experienced and compassionate coordinators
- Ways to use mindfulness and self-compassion to stay steady in uncertain and challenging times
Is this retreat for me & how can I do this at home?
This retreat is for people who have some experience of mindfulness meditation and who would like to connect with their practice in the supportive company of others.
To get the most out of this retreat you will need a room in your home where you will not be distracted by other people and which can serve as a confidential space.
To join you will need to be fully available for the duration of the retreat (this helps create a greater sense of group coherence with less distraction for your fellow retreatants).
We will be using the online application Zoom to connect with each other during this retreat.
To use Zoom you will need a computer or a phone with a speaker and camera. Full instructions will be sent with your Welcome email when you book.
You can also download the Zoom app here to familiarise yourself with it and make sure it meets your system requirements.
The 1-day retreat will run from 8.40am through to 4.30pm.
The programme below may change slightly - for the most up-to-date schedule, click here
|8.40am||Welcome & introduction||Zoom|
|9.00am||Movement meditation||Pre-recorded video|
|9.45am||Small group sharing||Zoom|
|10.15am||Walking meditation||Pre-recorded audio|
|11.30pm||Large group sharing||Zoom|
|12.30pm||Lunch||Offline with eating meditation|
|1.45pm||Deep relaxation meditation||Pre-recorded audio|
A refreshing chance to feel part of Sharpham again, connect with some lovely people and reinvigorate my practices in this time of isolation. A much needed and welcome change to my routine/rut!
I thoroughly enjoyed the online retreat and felt a great sense of peace and inner calm both during the day and afterwards. It was a wonderful and inspiring experience, sprinkled with Sharpham magic. Highly recommended
I found the online 1-day retreat inspirational, calming and it definitely had the touch of the 'Sharpham magic' that we all crave in these strange times. Considering it was the experimental first one online it was remarkable, and with a little bit of fine tuning it will be even better. Personally I was anxious about managing the technology side of things but with Ben's patient help I managed to make it through with only a couple of minor hiccups! A big 'thank you' to Patti, Ethan, Ben and the group for making it such a special day
I started the day unsure if an online retreat could replicate the Sharpham magic that I have enjoyed on other retreats, but from the moment I logged in I was put at ease. The retreat leaders and fellow retreatants helped create a warm, open, safe, reassuring space. The retreat has given me a chance to slow down, and to approach the reality of the world we now find ourselves in with a new mindset and with greater compassion for myself and others. Thank you Sharpham!
In these difficult times we are asking people to pay what they can to support the future of the Trust. We suggest £55 to £85, however we also understand if you cannot afford this and if you can pay more thank you. There is a minimum payment of £20.
All income from this retreat will go to The Trust's General Fund to help us survive this crisis and continue to care for people, for wildlife and the land.
How to book easily and securely:
- online on this page
- by phoning 01803 732542
Ring us or email us on [email protected] if you've got any questions.
Please click here to see our booking and cancellations policy.