Since 1993, the Global Retreat Centre at Nuneham House (administered by the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University UK) has welcomed thousands of people from across the world. They come to restore balance and focus to their life through solitude, silence and the study of spiritual values. Tucked away in the rolling countryside of Oxfordshire just outside of Oxford, surrounded by 55 acres of historical gardens and overlooking the river Thames, Nuneham Park is the perfect location to step away from the frantic pace of modern living, and to rediscover your inner peace and power.

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What We Offer

Our events range from residential retreats to talks and courses, for grass roots workers in the community to dialogues for leading thinkers on international and environmental issues. All aim to provide insights and experiences into the basics of meditation and the application of values. Whatever your reason for visiting, you will find a warm welcome, a calming and unpretentious atmosphere, and sensitive and experienced speakers.

Our Ethos

Here at the Retreat Centre, we work as a team on the basis of spiritual principles, meditate together and give our time freely to create an all-year-round programme of events. We aim to nurture the very best in ourselves so that we can naturally enjoy sharing something of value with others. Whether your stay with us is a couple of hours or a weekend, we aim to make it easier to connect to a place of tranquillity within and see life from a higher perspective.


The Benefits

Learning to enter into a natural state of calm enhances our ability to think more deeply, feel greater empathy and live out our values in more authentic ways. Daily calm, clear thinking and values-based living can all positively impact our relationships and well-being. The combination of openly shared wisdom about the spiriutal nature of the self and the Divine, an environment for reflection and natural lightness of being. This helps thousands each year find breakthroughs in thinking so that they can move forward in their lives and professions.

The Location

The Retreat Centre is a 17th century Palladian villa etched with the influence of poets, philosophers and visiting royalty and set in magnificent, historical grounds overlooking the gently undulating Oxfordshire landscape. Whether inside the Centre or outside, your visit will offer you a stunningly rich personal experience.