At Alfoxton, we offer a variety of retreats designed to nurture the mind, body, and spirit. Whether you seek inner harmony through music and mantra, connection with nature, or a hands-on experience cultivating both the land and your inner growth, we have something for everyone. We also hold residential events throughout the year.


"I’ve been here for two retreats and it's hard to express my love for this place in words. Alfoxton Park felt enchanted - alive with birdsong, wild deer, ancient trees and starry skies." - Jack

"Great retreats run by some pretty inspiring people. A truly unforgettable experience."- Kerry

Upcoming retreats

'A Gesture of Awakening' is the silent meditation retreat that sits at the heart of our programme. Held in 50 acres of ancient woodland and led with grace and insight by the inimitable Paramananda, this retreat offers ideal conditions to quieten the mind and dive deep into your meditation practice.

This two-week retreat will be in two parts, with the first week open to beginners.

Bookings for both weeks and week 2 are now booked out! The first week is still available to book.

7 - 12 / 21 June 2024

The second of two retreats with Mahasukha in our programme this year. An uplifting weekend of beautiful 4 part-harmony soulful singing and mantra led by the inspiring Mahasukha.

A joyful, meditative and devotional experience guaranteed to put a smile on your face and uplift your heart and soul. Beautiful harmonies, beautifully simple, simply magic! The weekend will also include morning meditations.

30 August - 2 September 2024

Learn how to live with greater warmth, authenticity and integrity. How to stay in touch with your needs and values in turbulent and tricky times. How to increase confidence and compassion in your interactions with yourself and others.

8 - 14 September 2024

Harvest time at Alfoxton! Come and help us gather in the bounties of our beautiful garden and learn how to create various sweet and savoury preserves, while we contemplate our own personal harvests.

19 - 26 September 2024

with Amitajyoti, Saraha and David Trillo

How can we live more open, loving, creative and engaged lives? What supports and inspires us to do this?

How might meditation with an ancient oak and making contact by means of beauty, love and gratitude lead us towards a deeper understanding of the nature of creativity and of Buddhahood?

26 - 29 September 2024

Alfoxton Park House is a big old mansion set in 50 acres of ancient woodland. The house itself is being renovated, and we are currently functioning as both a building site and a retreat space. This has been the basis on which a thriving and diverse community has been built, with the multiple purposes of renovating the buildings, nurturing the gardens and land, and hosting retreats, workshops and cultural events.