Retreats at Home

Weekly Online meditation session


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30-minutes daily - Weekly
All Levels
Short periods


Our weekly online sits happen every Tuesday at 7pm - sign up to below to receive email alerts.

Get our Online Meditation Alerts - sent every Tuesday at 10am with that evening's link

A series of meditation sessions brought to you by The Sharpham Trust.

These 40-minute sessions - a 30-minute meditation with 5 minutes either side - will be a weekly space to sit and connect through meditation guided by Sharpham Trust teachers and volunteer coordinators.

"Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others
                                                              - Harriet Goldhor Lerner


Retreats at Home

During this online sit, you'll get:

  • a weekly moment to pause and sit together
  • the opportunity to be part of a supportive group of fellow meditators
  • meditation led by Sharpham Trust teachers and Barn coordinators

Who is this for?

This online sit is for people with all types of meditation experience, from beginner to experienced - anyone who would like to connect with their practice in the supportive company of others.

To get the most out of this session you will need a room or place in your home where you will not be distracted by other people or sounds.

To join you will need to be fully available for the duration of the session, helping to create a greater sense of group coherence with less distraction for your fellow meditators.

Online meditation from The Sharpham Trust
Cottonbro Studio

Technical requirements

We will be using the online application Zoom to meditate with each other.

To use Zoom you will need a computer or a phone with a speaker and camera. Full instructions will be sent with each Online Meditation Alert or you can access them here.

You can also download the Zoom app here to familiarise yourself with it and make sure it meets your system requirements.


This online sit is by donation or free.

Donations go towards paying the meditation leader - many of whom are part-time and self-employed.

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Meditate in headphones on our weekly sit at Sharpham

Session recordings

Many of you have asked us to record and share these meditations, so our sessions will be recorded, edited by The Sharpham Trust and put online for people to access, accessible here:

We're only recording audio, not video, and any post-meditation discussion will be edited out and will not be used.

Your participation in the session is taken as consent for us to do this.


The session will begin at 7pm on Tuesdays. Please be prompt.

Each session will incorporate a 30-minute sit, with enough time on either side to settle in.

Date Leader Theme
October 31 Lynne Holmes Present-moment awareness
November 7 Barry Thurgood Affectionate breathing
November 14 Ethan Pollock Soothing touch
November 21 Will Evans Cultivating joy
November 28 Nadia Karim Anchoring in the ground and body
December 5 Lynne Holmes Coping with Christmas - finding our centre
December 12 Barry Thurgood Giving and receiving compassion
December 19 Lucy Chan Life as the path
December 26 Nadia Karim Giving ourselves what we need
January 2 Lynne Holmes Living in the present
January 9 Ethan Pollock Naming our experience
January 16 Tasha Bassingthwaighte Grounding and connecting to the earth beneath us
January 23 Barry Thurgood Working with challenges
January 30 Will Evans Making peace with thoughts
February 6 Lucy Chan Wholehearted attending
February 13 Ethan Pollock Loving kindness
February 20 Nadia Karim Turning towards what’s well
February 27 Will Evans Investigating impermanence
March 5 Barry Thurgood Compassionate body scan
March 12 Lynne Holmes Cultivating peace within
March 19 Nadia Karim Whole body breathing
March 26 Lucy Chan Touching peace
April 2 Ethan Pollock Non-identification
April 9 Lynne Holmes Being in the body
April 16 Lucy Chan Sitting with uncertainty
April 23 Jess Stein Befriending restlessness
April 30 Will Evans Emotional awareness



The online meditation I attended was well organised, with an excellent balance of varied meditations and chances to talk. Lots to think about afterwards. Would recommend wholeheartedly

Pat Smith
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