Due to Covid-19 our retreats and events will now take place online via Zoom until Spring 2021 at the earliest. For more information about our upcoming online day retreats please click hereFor information on other online retreats both local and further afield please click here.


News Updates

  • Catherine McGee will be teaching an online day long retreat on Saturday 24th April. For more information please click here

  •  Monday Sitting group is still meeting via Zoom every Monday evening, please email mondaysittinggroup@gmail.com for regular updates  and for the Zoom link. For more information about this sitting group please click here.

  • Podcast interview with Yanai Postelnik talking about his involvement with Extinction Rebellion click here. 

  • Venerable Canda, based in Oxford, is offering Sutta discussion on occasional Saturdays  which are open to all click here and for a podcast interview click here.

  • To listen to the talk Venerable Canda gave at a previous retreat please click here

  • Recently some teachers from Gaia House and other dharma practitioners have been engaging in recent civil disobedience pressing for more action to be taken to curb climate change. Extinction Rebellion is a new grassroots initiative which included peaceful actions in London as well as other places in the UK click here.

  • Latest news about Gaia House’s Building Appeal click here

Please Note: Day-long retreats for 2021 can  be booked directly via our Eventbrite link below.


Oxford Insight Meditation (formerly known as Oxford Gaia House Meditation Retreats) offers a programme of silent day retreats led by teachers associated with Gaia House, a retreat centre in Devon which offers silent meditation retreats in the Buddhist tradition.

Our day retreats in Oxford offer an opportunity to explore both sitting and walking meditation practices in a supportive environment. All the retreats are suitable for adults, beginners as well as those with more experience of meditation practice. If you have any health concerns you may wish to check with your GP before attending.

All are welcome
We are committed to creating an inclusive retreat space. We welcome people irrespective of religious or political beliefs, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability and culture.

Use the tabs above to see more information, including the Retreat Programme .

Update: Online booking is now available for our retreats. Please see the section on Attending a retreat, or visit our online booking site. Please note that all future Eventbrite booking pages will be in our new name – oxfordinsightmeditation.org


Videos of some previous talks can be found on the Videos Page, and there are other Resources that are also available.

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