The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta – Study Retreat

17th – 24th June 2017 – Sharpham, Devon, UK

The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta– the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. This study/practice retreat will explore this pivotal discourse of the Buddha that describes Insight Meditation practice as a path to liberation. There will be several hours of teaching each day, as well as a daily discussion and question period.

This study retreat also forms part of the on-going Committed Practitioners’ Programme. Prior experience of at least three, silent, week-long Insight Meditation retreats, and a familiarity with the core Buddhist teachings is required.


CHRISTINA FELDMAN is a co-founder of Gaia House and a guiding teacher at Insight Meditation Society, Barre, Massachussetts. The author of a number of books, she has been teaching insight meditation retreats internationally since 1976. She is one of the teaching faculty of the CPP programme, dedicated to the study and application of the early teachings of the Buddha and is engaged in teaching the Buddhist psychological foundations of mindfulness to those training to teach mindfulness-based applications in England, Belgium and the Netherlands. Christina's outside schedule

John PeacockJOHN PEACOCK is both an academic and a Buddhist practitioner of nearly forty years. Trained initially in the Tibetan Gelugpa tradition in India, he subsequently spent time in Sri Lanka studying Theravada. He lectured in Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol, is Associate Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and teaches on the Master of Studies programme in MBCT (Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy) at Oxford University. John has been teaching meditation for more than twenty five years and is a Gaia House guiding teacher.

AkincanoAKINCANO M. WEBER is a Swiss Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist (MA). A former monk, he has lived and practiced for 20 years in European and Thai Forest monasteries. Particular interests are early Buddhist texts, stillness and contemplative psychology. He is guiding teacher of Atammaya Cologne, Germany, part of the CPP programme and of several Mindfulness teacher trainings and teaches meditation and Buddhist Psychology in secular and traditional contexts in Europe and overseas.

Event Details

  • Periods of silent meditation practice, as well as teaching and discussion periods.
  • Accommodation in shared rooms. Some accommodation may be off-site, depending on the number of bookings.
  • A small number of campaign places may also be available in due course.
  • All meals included – vegetarian food
  • If paying a deposit – balance to be paid no later than 4 weeks before the module start
  • A limited number of Bursary places are available for this course
  • Please read the Booking Conditions before booking

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  • June 17, 2017 - June 24, 2017
    6:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Venue Phone: 01803 732055

Venue Website:

Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 7UT, United Kingdom


SharphamSharpham Trust is an education and conservation charity based on a stunning 550 acre estate adjoining the River Dart in South Devon.

At the heart of the Sharpham Trust ethos is the desire to build a more mindful, compassionate and environmentally sustainable world. We connect people with nature and foster mindfulness and well-being through our programme of retreatsmindfulness coursesoutdoor learning and the arts

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