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Lift share message board

We encourage all retreatants to make use of this messaging board to arrange car/taxi shares from Newton Abbot or further afield, to help reduce the carbon footprint of your journey.

  • Access to the message board is password protected.  However, please take steps to ensure that you are safe and that people are genuine before meeting or giving out personal information.  Please check your retreat confirmation email for the password, or email info@gaiahouse.co.uk if you cannot locate it.
  • Returning from Gaia House: On the last day of each group retreat there is a session especially for organising lifts and taxi shares back to Newton Abbot.

Leaving a Message

  • Select your retreat from the list below.
  • For personal and work retreats please click here.  Alternatively if your retreat starts or ends on a group retreat date you are welcome to use the group’s message board.
  • For the International Vipassana Teachers’ Conference please click here (28 June – 2 July 2020)


19 – 24 March
Fully, Fluidly, Freely:  A life of liberation
Martin Aylward and Wiebke Pausch

28 March – 4 April
Your Body, Buddha’s Body
Catherine McGee

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8 – 13 April
The Heart of Wisdom and Kindness
Yanai Postelnik and Gavin Milne

18 -25 April
Sŏn Retreat
Martine Batchelor and Stephen Batchelor


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1 – 3 May
The Silence of the Heart

8 – 12 May
Mahasi Retreat
Bhante Bodhidhamma and Karen Piggin

16 – 22 May
The Courage to Belong
Kirsten Kratz and Jaya Rudgard

25 – 28 May
Living with Illness and Loss
Zohar Lavie and Nathan Glyde

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1 – 6 June
Insight Meditation and Yoga
Yanai Postelnik and Helen Stephenson

10 – 17 June
Betweeen Eden and the Abyss
Rob Burbea and Catherine McGee

20 – 25 June
Dharma Body and Connection to Earth
Anushka Fernandopulle and Bonnie Duran

28 June – 2 July
International Vipassana Teacher’s Conference


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7 – 14 July
Practising Wisdom and  Compassion in Turbulent Times
Chris Cullen and Jaya Rudgard

18 – 25 July
Secular Buddhist Retreat
Martine Batchelor and Stephen Batchelor

29 July – 5 August
Insight Dialogue and Spiritual Friendship
Phyllis Hicks and Janet Surrey


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8 – 12 August
Living Dharma
Jaya Rudgard

18 – 21 August
Family Retreat
Zohar Lavie and Gavin Milne

25 -31 August
Fearless Living
Martine Batchelor and Gina Sharpe

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4 – 7 September
Work Retreat:  Work is love made visible

11 – 18 September
Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation:  MBCT/MBSR foundations
Christina Feldman and Chris Cullen

22 – 27 September
The Poetry of Self, The Poetry of Not-Self
Kirsten Kratz and Yuka Nakamura

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1 – 6 October
Yoga and Meditation: Awakening in stillness and in movement
Martin Aylward and Gail Aylward

10 – 13 October
Abiding with a Heart Imbued with Love
Catherine McGee



17 – 25 October
Embodying the Awakened Heart
Yanai Postelnik and Leela Sarti

29 October
Meditation Day: How is peace experienced?
Laura Bridgman

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1 – 29 November
November Solitary
Christina Feldman, Yanai Postelnik, Kirsten Kratz and Suvaco

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4 – 7 December
The Path of Insight Meditation
Yanai Postelnik and Gavin Milne

11 – 17 December
Metta and Insight
Zohar Lavie and Nathan Glyde

28 December – 3 January 2021
New Year’s Retreat
Kirsten Kratz, Jaya Rudgard and Suvaco

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