Sheffield Insight Meditation has offered retreats and meditation groups since 2006. We are linked to the Vipassana (Insight) movement that began in the Theravada (South East Asian) schools of Buddhism in the early 20th century, and sought to reconnect with the teachings of early Buddhism.
Our regular groups and practice days are peer-led, and our retreats are led by teachers associated with Gaia House Retreat Centre in Devon. These are reputable, trained, highly experienced teachers who commit to a Code of Ethics.
We whole-heartedly welcome all, irrespective of religious or political beliefs, race, ethnic origin, gender identity, class and social background, mental health, physical ability or appearance, age, sexual orientation or disability. We do not seek to convert others or to discriminate against those who hold differing views.
Our retreats and groups are open to anyone aged 18 and over, irrespective of means. We have a Retreatant Support Fund and to broaden access to our events, we offer a £0 fee option. All our events are held in venues that are accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility difficulties. If you need information about exact access arrangements please contact us.
Our events are organised by a team of volunteers and we warmly welcome all contributions of time and service, however small.