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Meditation retreats at The Barn - stay in kindly community


Visit our popular and acclaimed meditation retreat centre in the Buddhist tradition, set in the stunning and peaceful River Dart valley where up to 11 people join together for a week living in community.

Stay in your own single room in a friendly atmosphere of fellowship, sit together for daily meditations, prepare communal meals, work in our organic vegetable gardens and explore the wonder of the Sharpham Estate on the River Dart. Or go on solitary retreat in The Kuti in woodland close to The Barn.

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The Barn Retreat

Our popular 6-night retreat that begins every Sunday throughout the year.

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Themed retreats

Retreats centred around a subject or for a specific group of people, including work retreats, weeks for young people & retreats with extra silence.

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Teacher-led retreats

Retreats led by a teacher, focusing on deeper Dharma teachings.

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Solitary retreats in The Kuti

We offer the opportunity for a solitary, silent, and self-sufficient retreat.

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Martyn Osborne

4 weeks ago, on Google
The Barn is definitely a very special and magical place with an amazing team of coordinators and admin support. I went with a little trepidation which was totally unfounded - the whole experience was comforting and restorative both physically and emotionally. The location is stunning and the program well established to ensure you get the maximum out of your retreat. I totally underestimated the strength of community established in barely a week and the meditation/silence periods gave you ample time and space to reflect on whatever challenges you were facing. I will definitely be back on a regular basis to reinvigorate my faith in human nature.

Georgia Hunt

a month ago, on Google
The Barn will forever hold a special place in my heart. Thank you to the coordinators and manager for making my time there so special. The structure and coordination throughout my weeks retreat was seamless, staff always more than happy to support you in whatever way needed and are masters at creating a beautiful and supportive atmosphere amongst retreatants. I know that I will be back again (already looking to book and just got back yesterday!)

Christos Papaioannou

in the last week, on Google
My week at the Barn was one of the best experiences I had. It was my first retreat ever and the serenity of the place, the amazing coordinators (Huly and Barry) and the loving group of people made it so special. I want to go back again as soon as I can!

Barry Rice

3 weeks ago, on Google
Very well organised and a very supportive place for you to meditate, live in community and work on the land. Great for those new to meditation or those wishing to give themselves space to practice further, with like-minded people. Many thanks to the staff and teacher who provided so much support to make the week as rich and nourishing as it was.

Lucy West

2 months ago, on Google
I had such a special time at the Barn this August. It was a beautiful experience of building community and engaging in mindful activity. The Co-ordinators and visiting teachers were excellent and the accommodation was lovely. It's located in a stunning area of Devon with an extraordinarily high density of retreat and education centres. Totnes is also a great town to explore. I can't recommend the whole experience more!

If you would like to know more about the information on this page, please contact:

Name: Barn Manager
Tel: 01803 732661
Email: [email protected]
Address: The Barn Retreat, Lower Sharpham Barton, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, UK, TQ9 7DX