We invite you to join the Alfoxton community and help us grow by getting involved in one of our themed working retreats. Starting on a Sunday evening with dinner and meditation, you become part of the community. The work retreats each have a focus, though if the dates work for you but not the task we can always find different work depending on your talents and interests. There is a wide range of work tasks from gardening to building, cooking, or cleaning, administration or tech.


  • Gardening Retreat: 4 - 10th June

  • Swimming Pool Restoration Retreat: 11 - 17th June

+ more to be confirmed

Each day starts with meditation, breakfast and a community gathering, that includes, checking in, community notices, work assignment and Buddhist thought for the day. We work from 10am – 1:15pm Lunch is at 1:30 some days there will be organised walks or free time. The evenings are a rich mix of meditation, ritual, movie, dance…

Travel, Accommodation, Food


The nearest railway stations are Bridgewater and Taunton, around 1h45 mins from London. We can provide transport from these stations to the site.

Our postcode is TA5 1SG but doesn't work exactly in the satnav. Use grid reference 51.165187, -3.220080 .


This is a camping retreat. Bring a tent or live-in vehicle. Toilets, showers and a sauna are available.


Delicious vegan meals will be provided throughout the retreat.

Our 'What 3 words' are: marsh.admiringly.muted


Alfoxton House is a charity and works on the principle of 'dana' or 'gift' economy. Read more about Dana here. Our recommended donation for our working retreats is £50 per retreat.


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