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Dear {{first_name}},

 

Thank you for taking part in a Sharpham Trust course – we sincerely hope your experience was inspiring and helpful to you in your daily life.

 

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<strong>Helping you with everyday mindfulness:</strong>

 

<i>“The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on earth” - Thich Nhat Hanh</i>

 

Perhaps ‘re-entry’ into your daily life has been easy. Perhaps it hasn’t. Either way, we hope your practice will help you notice and look kindly upon what’s coming up for you.

 

But sometimes it’s hard to maintain that practice, especially if you’re new to mindfulness.

 

We can help you maintain and deepen your mindful awareness, whatever your level of experience. You can access those resources by <a href="http://www.sharphamtrust.org/mindfulness-retreats/mindfulness-resources" target="_blank">clicking here</a>

 

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<strong>So, where next with mindfulness?</strong>

 

Now your course has finished, you may want to explore mindfulness more. We can help you do that with our programme of retreats.

 

Our most popular (and a good entry point if you’re new to this) is our 3-night Mindfulness for Beginners retreat, which runs in Sharpham House. <a href=" http://www.sharphamtrust.org/calendar/retreat/mindfulness-for-beginners#/events" target="_blank">Click here to find out about that</a>

 

We also run mindfulness retreats themed with conscious cookery and mindful eating, with yoga and singing, women’s creative retreats and retreats under canvas in our tranquil woodland.

 

We run 6-night retreats at The Barn retreat centre, in the Buddhist tradition, including some with live-in teachers. <a href="http://www.sharphamtrust.org/mindfulness-retreats/the-barn-retreat" target="_blank">Click here to find out more</a>

 

See all our retreats and events by <a href=" http://www.sharphamtrust.org/calendar" target="_blank">clicking here to browse our Calendar</a>

 

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<strong>Staying in touch:</strong>

 

One of the easiest ways to keep a connection with Sharpham is through our newsletter, where you’ll be able to hear about our retreats, open days, nature and arts events.

 

If you haven’t already signed up, <a href=" https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001AW172cvgYcYtl7F6KzQBbhB9jQlrv19pS4vFnheuAsOg6-9RA9LpS_J4rSqE9bQQmb8WivPkFG8cOLKqpU4Aaqg6ffNksmMrG0lgJHcUQHs%3D " target="_blank">click here to do so</a>). Our social networks are via the links are at the bottom.

 

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<strong>Helping Sharpham to help others:</strong>

 

The Sharpham Trust’s mission is to connect people with the natural world and foster mindfulness and wellbeing. It’s a big mission, and we’re a small charity.

 

Income from our courses & retreats helps maintain Sharpham House and Estate, while donations to our Bursary Fund help people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford to come on retreat.

 

If you’d like to help us continue our work, consider a one-off or a regular donation – <a href=" http://www.sharphamtrust.org/about-us/support-us" target="_blank">click here to do that.</a> And thank you.

 

Reviewing us is also very helpful. If you want to, please <a href="https://goo.gl/ytaHFa" target="_blank">leave us a review on Google by clicking here</a> or <a href=" https://www.facebook.com/SharphamTrust" target="_blank">on our Facebook page here.</a> Or simply recommend us to your friends and family. These personal recommendations are invaluable.

 

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<strong>Finally…</strong>

 

We’d love to see you again at Sharpham, if you’d like to return. Lots of people come back again and again, creating deep connections with this incredible place - and with us – as part of their self-care throughout the year.

 

We’d be honoured to have you visit us again in the future, developing and deepening your practice, navigating different routes into mindfulness and exploring our other retreat sites.

 

Once again, thank-you for participating on a course at Sharpham.

 

Warmest wishes from all of us at The Sharpham Trust,

 

<strong>Tel: </strong>01803 732542

<strong>Email: </strong><a href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_top"> [email protected]</a>

 

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The retreat schedule will include 3 half-hour guided meditation sessions per day with periods of silence to help strengthen the practice as well as a range of mindfulness and art practices including spontaneous drawing and mark-making, exploring different art materials and creative starting points and using the House and gardens as inspiration.  

Day 1: Arrive between 4-5pm for welcoming talk and settling in

Mornings Afternoons
7.00am - wake up  1.00pm - lunch
8.00am - guided sitting meditation 2.30pm – personal time 
9.50am – meeting  4.30pm - mindfulness and art session
10.30am – mindfulness and art session 6.00pm – supper and tasks
12.30pm - guided sitting meditation 8.30pm – meditation session

The retreat will move into silence each evening from 9.00pm – 9.00am

Final day - Depart 11.30am

I feel as though I have rediscovered some parts of myself that I had almost lost sight of

This retreat is in the beautiful and historic Grade 1-listed Sharpham House set in a Capability Brown-designed landscape with stunning views over the steeply-wooded River Dart. The retreat is full-board with delicious home-cooked vegetarian food. Click here for directions.

Food: In line with sustainable practices across the Estate, our cooks produce seasonal, vegetarian food for our guests. We source food whenever possible from our kitchen garden and support local food suppliers. The Estate’s farm tenants produce award-winning wine and cheese as well as organic eggs, meat and vegetables.

Sustainability: We take sustainability seriously. All of the hot water and heating in the House is produced by a state-of-the-art bio-mass woodchip boiler and we have 2 large photo-voltaic arrays on barn rooftops. Our gardens are managed organically and we only use biodegradable cleaning products.

Retreats & Events

All rooms are single occupancy, giving you your own space in which to relax.

There will be a maximum of 15 retreatants on this retreat.

Book easily and securely online below, or by phoning 01803 732542 or emailing us

Limited bursaries are available for those experiencing financial hardship. Please contact the bookings secretary at least 4 weeks in advance if you wish to apply

Please click here to see our booking and cancellations policy