The Barn: The Joyful Path (6 nights)

  • The Sharpham Trust The Sharpham Trust
  • The Barn Retreat Centre Lower Sharpham Barton Farm Ashprington Totnes South Devon TQ9 7DX
  • Dec 2 - 8, 2018 (7 days)
  • The Barn - Standard Rate - £340.00 The Barn - Supported Rate - £290.00

About us

Joy is a fruit of Dharma practice, when approached with the right attitude.

But often, after initial zeal, meditation can become another chore, draining it of the initial enthusiasm.

The good news is that we don’t have to wait until the end of the path to benefit from its fruits. Some, like joy, are always available to us, no matter where we are on the journey.

In this retreat we will explore how the practice of the Dharma can bring more joy into our lives, as well as how we can bring more joy into our practice, so that, as the Buddha said, it becomes “good in the beginning, good in the middle, and good in the end”.

Read on for more details on this retreat and click the Leaders, Schedules and Venue & Directionstabs above for further information.


Staying alongside an inspirational teacher

The retreat will consist of periods of formal meditation, informal practices, Dharma talks, group meetings and personal time, in a relaxed atmosphere.

This retreat is for you if you:

  • want to go deeper into dharma, with an experienced teacher close at hand
  • are prepared to live and work in community, preparing meals together and working in the gardens
  • are aged 18 and above

Retreats with residential teachers

Our retreats with residential teachers are similar to standard retreats with extra teaching.

There will be a maximum of 10 participants on this retreat.

There are periods of silence on each of our retreats.

Our programme of standard 6-night retreats at The Barn can be viewed and booked here

Daily meditations

There are approximately three 40-minute meditation sittings each day, and it’s important that you commit to them to deepen your practice and connect to the community here.

Working on the land

It is important that you are willing to participate in working on the land as part of your mindfulness practice (we can easily find suitable tasks for people with health difficulties) and that you can commit to all the scheduled activities during the week.

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  • Dec 2, 2018 - Dec 8, 2018 (7 days)


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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To feed my soul so that I may return to my students with more inspiration and love to share! Jennifer

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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