Silent Residential Retreat – Module 3 (Devon – UK)

Retreat details

Course Leaders

Christina Feldman and Chris Cullen

How long is this course?

7 days/nights

Who is this course for?

Mindfulness teachers, teachers in training, you must have completed either an OMC 8 week introductory course or equivalent elsewhere as well as having previous experience of a silent residential retreat.

When is the course?

15th May 2020 to 22nd May 2020

Where is the course?

Sharpham House, Devon

How many people are on the course?

up to 35

Will rooms be shared or sole use?

Some rooms are single; some are shared. Bathroom and WC facilities are shared.

Available retreats:

15th May - 22nd May 2020

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Silent Residential Retreat – Module 3 (Devon, UK) 

15th May 2020 to 22nd May 2020

This 7-day silent retreat is held in the tranquil rural setting of Sharpham House, in Devon.  It represents an opportunity for practitioners with an established meditation practice to deepen their personal experience of mindfulness meditation and to explore its roots in the Buddhist tradition as a foundation for teaching others.

To participate, you need to have completed either an OMC 8 week introductory course or their equivalent elsewhere as well as having previous experience of a silent residential retreat.

This retreat meets the OMC Module 3 requirements as well as the annual retreat requirements set out in the U.K. Good Practice Guidelines.

This retreat is subsidised by the OMC to increase accessibility to Mindfulness.


Christina Feldman is of the generation of dharma teachers that began teaching in the west in 1975 after spending some years in Asia studying and practice in both the Mahayana and Therevadan traditions. She is a co-founder of Gaia House and has served as a guiding teacher of Insight Meditation Society in Barre Massachusetts since its early days. She is the founder of the Women’s retreat and the family retreat at IMS.

More recently, she is a co-founder of Bodhi-College, which is dedicated to the study and practice of the early teachings of the Buddha. She teaches Buddhist psychology in several university settings in Europe, and she teaches both traditional retreats and study programs. She has been involved in the evolving exploration of mindfulness in contemporary settings.

Her recent books include Boundless Heart: The Buddha’s Path of Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity, and Mindfulness: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology, co-authored with Professor Willem Kukyen, Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. She lives in England and is a mother and a grandmother.

Chris Cullen works part-time as an MBCT teacher and trainer for the OMC. He also teaches Insight Meditation retreats in the UK, US and mainland Europe, and has a psychotherapy practice in Oxford. For the OMC, he teaches Buddhist Psychology component on the MSt in MBCT course, runs the programmes of Mindfulness courses and classes in Parliament, and assists with planning and teaching the annual Summer School. Chris also contributes to various trainings and masterclasses for mindfulness teachers.