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Due to Coronovirus the May and June and July 2020 retreats will now take place online via Zoom video. These will be free of charge but we request that you support our teachers by offering dana. If you would like to attend these retreats please subscribe to our email newsletter and you will be sent the required  Zoom link and password. For more information about online teachings locally and further afield please click here.

News Updates:

  • Online Course – Chris Cullen and Christina Feldman – Starts Monday 18th May click here
  • Humanity in Action: Supporting a Safe Haven in Calais, France 14 – 20 May, 2020, a Meditation in Action retreat faciliated by Nathan Glyde (a Gaia House teacher and SanghaSeva co-founder) 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
  • Venerable Canda, who recently moved to Oxford and would appreciate any support from the wider community she will be living in Oxford until June 2020 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.
  • Sunday Sangha monthly social meetups in Oxford click here
  • Latest news about Gaia House’s Building Appeal click here
Please Note: the 2020 retreat booking form is now available to download. Day retreats can also 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.

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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