Silent Residential Retreat – Module 3 (Devon – UK)

Retreat details

Course Leaders

Jaya Rudgard and Jenny Wilks

How long is this course?

5 days

When is the course?

7th February 2020 - 11th February 2020

Who is this course for?

Mindfulness Teachers, Teachers in Training or those who have completed an 8 week introductory course to MBCT.

Where is the course?

Sharpham House, Devon

How many people are on the course?


Silent Residential Retreat – Module 3

7th February 2020 – 11th February 2020

This 5-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. 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.

Jenny Wilks is a clinical psychologist and now works freelance as a mindfulness teacher and supervisor. She has practised meditation since the late 1980s, has attended Level 1 and 2 mindfulness teacher training retreats run by Bangor and Oxford, and had intensive training and supervision at Exeter University as part of her work as a therapist on a research trial of MBCT. She has been teaching mindfulness-based courses since 2004 in a range of settings, including cancer and palliative care services, for people with recurrent depression, and for the general public; and is also a trained teacher of the Mindful Self-Compassion course. She teaches regularly on insight meditation retreats in the Buddhist tradition at Gaia House and the Barn Retreat in South Devon, and has taught retreats for MBSR/MBCT trainees with the Mindfulness Network. Jenny currently works as an MBCT therapist at Exeter University, and teaches and supervises on their Post-graduate Diploma in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapies and Approaches.

Jaya Rudgard is an Oxford-based Mindfulness practitioner and teacher and former Buddhist nun. Before becoming a nun she qualified as a solicitor in the City of London. She has been teaching MBSR/MBCT since 2010 and has also been trained and authorised to teach in the insight meditation tradition.

She teaches MBCT and Mindful Self-Compassion to the general public and runs a weekly insight meditation group in Oxford. She also teaches insight meditation retreats at leading Buddhist retreat centres in the UK, USA and internationally. In 2010 Jaya co-founded Go Mindfully, a mindfulness teaching partnership oriented towards building an on-going practice community supporting practice beyond the 8 week course through follow-up workshops and residential mindfulness retreats.