Welcome to Sheffield Insight Meditation

We offer retreats led by teachers associated with Gaia House, and regular groups for meditation practice.

Insight Meditation (or Vipassana: literally translated as ‘seeing clearly’) is the practice of developing a calm and mindful investigation into the nature of experience, leading to wisdom, compassion and the end of suffering.

The practice begins with focusing attention on awareness of the body and sensations of breathing, and opens out to include more and more of our experience. Insight Meditation is part of a 2,500 year-old Buddhist tradition with deep and immediate relevance to life today.