Retreats at Home: Mindfulness for Challenging Times - 1-day online retreat

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We are in it together and the company of spiritual friends helps us realise our interconnectedness - Tara Brach

This 1-day Retreat at Home can help support and nourish you as you face new challenges and uncertainties.

Retreats at Home from The Sharpham Trust

This mindfulness retreat offers support from experienced meditators. 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 retreatantsRetreats at Home from The Sharpham Trust
  • 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). This is a small group retreat with the expectation that you will attend from the start to the end.

Technical requirements

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

Time Activity Location
8.40am Welcome & introduction Zoom
9.00am Movement meditation Pre-recorded video
9.20am Landing meditation Zoom
9.45am Small group sharing Zoom
10.00am Break Offline
10.15am Walking meditation Pre-recorded audio
11.00am Guided mediation Zoom
11.30pm Large group sharing Zoom
12.30pm Lunch Offline with eating meditation
1.45pm Deep relaxation meditation Pre-recorded audio
2.15pm Talk Zoom
3.30pm Metta meditation Zoom
4.00pm Closing round Zoom

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!

We recognise this is a difficult time financially for many people.

These retreats are offered on a sliding scale to ensure as many people as possible can benefit. 

We suggest paying £50 - £100 for this retreat, depending on what you can afford. 

There is a minimum payment of £20. 


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