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Retreats at The Barn - stay in kindly community

Visit our popular and acclaimed retreat centre in the Buddhist tradition, set in the stunning and peaceful River Dart valley.

Stay in single, comfortable rooms in a friendly atmosphere of fellowship, sit together for meditations three times daily, work in our organic gardens and explore the wonder of the Sharpham Estate. Explore the range of retreats below.

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The Barn Retreat

The Barn Retreat is our popular 6-night retreat that begins every Sunday throughout the year.

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Barn Retreat with extra silence

A version of our regular 6-night meditation retreat at The Barn, with extra periods of silence for quiet contemplation.

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Men's retreat

This retreat is for men and is based on the three pillars: meditation, community and working on the land.

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Women's Retreat

This retreat is for women and is based on the three pillars: meditation, community and working on the land.

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Teacher-led: Earth In Mind

Marry the practice of mindfulness and exploration of the Dharma with a deepening connection to the wider natural world.

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Teacher-led: Turning Towards Compassion

Exploring positive ways of living in these times of political uncertainty, upheaval, and climate change.

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Teacher-led: with Laura Bridgman

A retreat focused on developing the Five Spiritual Faculties.

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Teacher-led: with Jenny Wilks

Learn to recognise and deepen the Four Immeasurable Qualities of the Heart.

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Teacher-led: The Joyful Path

Learn how to bring more joy into your life on this zestful retreat with Ramiro Ortega.

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Teacher-led: with Gavin Milne

Exploring a wholehearted living of Buddhist practice embracing all aspects of our unfolding life, led by Gavin Milne.

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Give back to The Barn - work retreat

Join us for working and practising in community for our biannual work retreat at the Barn.

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Spend Christmas at The Barn

Experience the peace of the Barn Retreat over Christmas. Join others to spend 6 nights of simplicity centred on meditation in the Buddhist tradition.

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Spend New Year at The Barn

Experience the peace of the Barn Retreat as you see in a New Year on a meditation retreat.

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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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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