Since 1993, the Global Retreat Centre near Oxford has welcomed thousands of people from across the world. The Centre offers residential and one-day retreats, as well as lectures, seminars and courses on meditation, personal growth and spiritual development.

It is administered by the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University UK – a registered charity since 1975. Around the world the Brahma Kumaris work in local communities in more than 120 countries, teaching Raja Yoga Meditation as a way of life to experience peace of mind and a positive approach to life. Locally, our services are offered via an extensive network of professional trained volunteers, right in the heart of communities.

Upcoming Events

In House


The Next Outreach Event Is:

Weekly Guided Meditations via Zoom

Meeting ID: 880 4510 3731 Passcode: 301466

Other Events

Based on 102 Reviews
mandy winrow
April 12, 2024

I’ve been to two retreats at Global retreat centre. I stayed over two night on one retreat. I just want to say that it was 5* accommodation and wonderful food.. the talks were full of BKs wisdom and lighthearted fun. I came away feeling lighter in my heart and soul. I really changed my outlook on a lot of parts of my life and really feel grateful that this charity is doing such great retreats. The BKs work tirelessly and quietly in community all over the world.. empowering people to be the best versions of themselves. If you haven’t experienced this, yet, check out the schedule and book onto a day retreat.. excellent!

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Debbie Miller
November 9, 2023

I really love visiting GRC. There is such a peaceful, calm unhurried vibe here. I always feel more connected to myself and others after my visit. The teachings are so honest and full of love. It's my happy place. Thank you all at GRC for making a committrment to serve mankind. 🙏

Elizabeth T
August 26, 2023

Life changing meditation course over 4 Wednesdays in August 23 with Mina. Cannot recommend this enough for beginners or experienced meditators

Ann Clark
August 25, 2023

Have so much enjoyed the wonderful peaceful gardens at GRC and everyone I have met there has been kind and welcoming.

July 30, 2023

Was fortunate of being invited to their open day after a long wait for a full refurbishment to be completed! what a remarkable day, nice to see the sisters again, a joyous occasion, meditation maze was enlightening, wishing tree, self worth mirrors, talks, literature, and much more, all very inspiring. I have been here many times on day retreats, found to be calming, soul searching in such a peaceful enviournment, The sisters are pure love, I love them dearly

Daksh Kumar
July 30, 2023

Wondering if this place exists on this earth in this time, I thought it's only during the Golden Age...

Jamila Bernat
July 26, 2023

I love GRC anyway because it is my new birth place. Now that it has been refurbished, I would give 7 stars - if possible. I felt filled with a soft & gentle feeling of contentment and peace.

tarun juneja
July 25, 2023

Peace and calm place. Very close to nature

Harry Wiltshire
July 14, 2023

Lovely place, nice and peaceful.

Kira Patel
July 13, 2023

A very peaceful location with large grounds and an all round tranquil atmosphere. A must visit if in Oxford

A beautiful place in door and out door. Stunning gardens and old building full of history. Place where you can have peaceful experience and be in a relaxing atmosphere.

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Alexandra Smith
February 26, 2020

A place of Love and Acceptance

Inci Özşendil
January 19, 2020

Bu dünyaya ölmek ve yeni bir yaşama merhaba demek mümkün. Üstelik bunu yapabileceğiniz bir de cennet mevcut. Ben bir ay kadar sefasını sürdüm, yenilendim ve şifalandım. Kısmetinizde varsa size de nasip olsun dilerim.

Shyam Sunder Grover
January 11, 2020

*****5STAR. Global Retreat Center Posts are about to 🎇God. ❤️🎇❤️Excellent Posts.

BK Kana Gopal
December 7, 2019

I have only the fondest memories of the place. Too many to share.

Pauline Dolan
February 1, 2019

If your lost, you will find yourself here.

Rick Graham
March 31, 2018

I have been coming here more years than I care to think about- it's a wonderful place, with even more wonderful people. I have always had difficulty meditating before I came here, and they sorted that out for me no problem. I can never thank you enough- especially Matthew, who was really helpful.

Ajentheran Sreeharan
January 25, 2018

Thought for Today

New Response

If you can see and accept that you create your own stress according to how you are responding, you will then see that there is something you need to unlearn as well as learn. The old response needs to be unlearned, and a new response needs to be learned.

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Brahma Kumaris UK - Global Retreat Centre

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Audio Booklet

The Secrets of a Peacemaker

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