Solitary retreats in The Kuti
For people who have participated in a Barn retreat, or a silent retreat elsewhere, and who are experienced meditators, we offer the opportunity for a solitary, silent, and self-sufficient retreat.
Silence is not a deprivation, an empty void.
The more space we make for stillness and silence, the more we have to give both to ourselves and to others"
- Thich Nhat Hanh
You will stay in a little hermitage, or 'Kuti', in a quiet, secluded and relatively remote part of the Barn's woodland. Kuti is the Thai word for meditation hut.
Situated in your own private acre of secluded grounds, the kuti contains a bed, meditation mat, wood burning stove, calor cooking stove and cooking equipment, table and chair. There is no electricity - just candles - and no running water. There is a compost loo in the kuti grounds, and you can use a shower in The Barn when arranged in advance.
I truly recommend this for anyone looking for some space, being it inside space or outside. I left the place feeling much more at ease"
- Kuti retreatant
Lunch, prepared by Barn coordinators, can be discreetly collected from outside the main building daily (Monday to Thursday). All other food is provided in the Kuti and a list of additional food which can be requested from a coordinator can be found in the Kuti.
You will be expected to create your own personal daily structure which includes meditation and 1-2 hours (or optionally more) work meditation on the land. Support is given with this on your arrival.
During our Covid physical-distancing period, the Kuti can only be booked from Sundays to Fridays until 3 April. We will then go back to 6 nights, from Sundays to Saturdays. If you want to stay shorter than this, you will have to pay the same rate as staying for the five nights/6nights (depending on when you book). If you want to stay longer, you can book for two weeks. The cost is £216/£165 for the five nights and £259.20/£198 for the six nights.
I had a wonderful 5 days of solitude at the kuti. Immersed in nature, eating food straight from the land and being offered a place of peacefulness and tranquility was just what I needed after a really busy period"
- Kuti retreatant
Please contact us about further availability and booking via email on [email protected] or on 01803 732661. A booking form and details for payment will be provided once we've discussed whether the solitary retreat is appropriate for you and your practice.
What you need to know
- accessibility information
- what the difference is between our retreats
If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:
Tel: 01803 732661
Email: [email protected]