How to book

NOTE: Booking in advance is essential, as our retreats frequently become fully booked.

On-Line Booking with Eventbrite

Most attendees book their places for the retreats online. To book online for one or more of our retreats, go to:

What the booking fee covers

The £10 booking fee (and £5 concessionary fee) covers general running costs for the retreat programme: printing the programme, hall hire, teas, and teachers’ travelling/accommodation expenses.
If for any reason you think you cannot afford to come please do contact as we’d like to ensure that these days are available to everyone.
However, the teachers receive no payment from this booking fee; instead you will be asked to offer a donation to the teacher on the day by way of the ancient tradition of Dana.

Additional Online Booking Fee

There is a small additional charge for online booking which go towards the online booking site but as there is no postage cost, the overall increase in cost is small. We have capped this fee at £1.20 per ticket. There is no processing fee for concessionary tickets.

Postal Booking (Please note our new address below)

Please complete the booking form available on this website and send it to us with your payment (typically cheque or cash).

Oxford Insight Meditation

OIM Bookings Manager

16 Hurst Rise Road



Cheques should be made payable to: Oxford Insight Meditation.
Cost: £10 per day (concessionary rate £5).

If you do not hear from us, please assume that your place is booked. If you want your booking confirmed, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope, or indicate your email on the booking form (for email confirmation).


It is essential that you let us know as soon as possible if you have to cancel your place on a retreat – otherwise, someone else may be turned away unnecessarily. Contact us at to notify us of a cancellation. Please also see the section below, on refunds and re-bookings.

Refunds and re-bookings

We offer refunds and re-bookings for each retreat up until 48 hours prior to the retreat (typically 10am on the Thursday before that retreat).

How to request a re-book. You may no longer be able to attend a certain retreat, but are interested in attending on a different retreat day. We are able to accommodate this. Please email to notify us of a cancellation. indicating the retreat you want to cancel your place on, and the retreat you would like to attend instead.

How to request a refund. If you have booked your ticket via Eventbrite, please visit the Eventbrite booking page, which contains more information about how refunds work. If you made a postal booking, we can send you a cheque in the post, minus a £1 processing charge. Contact us at

Concessions: select ‘Enter promotional code’ and enter CONC

We ask that you pay the full rate if you are reasonably able, to support the continuation of the retreats, however we do offer tickets at £5 for people who think a concessionary rate might apply to them, for example, if you are unemployed, a full-time student, on a low income, or are otherwise finding it difficult to meet the full cost. If you are unable to afford our concessionary rate please use the contact details below.

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