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    Kumanu September 2020
    Oct 11, 2020
    Welcome to the first Kumanu report from your new BoT. It was exciting to acknowledge in this hui the opportunity we have as a new configuration of people to review processes and make sure people’s needs are being met, as well as meeting our legal obligations as a Board....
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    Joining the Wangapeka BOT by Hadleigh Tiddy
    Oct 10, 2020
    My nomination to the Wangapeka Board of Trustees was as surprising and unexpected as an optimistic kereru crash-landing on a kōwhai. I had come to the centre as part of the team organizing the annual Hui, and my intention had been to learn more about the mysterious inner-workings of the...
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    The whakapapa of the Wangapeka Whenua- a process of discovery! by Louise Petzold
    Oct 10, 2020
    Have you ever pulled in through the gate at the Centre and deeply exhaled? An incredible feast meets the sense doors, the whenua, the land, alive with sounds, movement and smells. It always makes me smile as the whole organism seems to breathe a sigh of relief. An intrinsic part...
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    Making Wangapeka eBooks by Iain
    Oct 5, 2020
    I've been having a great time converting Tarchin's books into full digital editions that can be sold on Kindle and Kobo. So far I've completed Daily Puja, Foundations of Mindfulness, Walking in Wisdom, Breathing, and Natural Awakening. I'm hoping to have Growth & Unfolding and True Refuge completed by...
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    Wangapeka Books Introduces "Digital Editions"
    Sep 13, 2020
    Digital Editions of Tarchin Hearn’s “Daily Puja”, “Breathing”, “Walking”, and “Foundations of Mindfulness” are available on Kindle and Kobo. The Digital Editions are perfect for tablets and phones. They are beautiful - with colour photos, active footnotes, searchable text, and markup capabilities like highlighting. To find the books — use the links...
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    Service Work and Volunteer Opportunities
    Sep 3, 2020
    We have openings for a Retreat Manager, Land Manager, Kitchen/Cook Manager and a Building Maintenance Volunteer. Descriptions of each position follow. Retreat Manager and Land Manager We are looking for a Retreat Manager and Land Manager to work and serve at our beautiful and flourishing Wangapeka Retreat Centre. Both positions are paid...
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    AGM 2020 Overview and Reports
    Aug 29, 2020
    Here is the AGM overview of 2019/2020, which was presented by Dave Pooch on the day. To read the full AGM annual reports and minutes click this link. OVERVIEW by Dave Pooch In one sentence Wangapeka is in good heart and active. For the statistically minded we have held 30 retreats. They...
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    Hui Review ( Talking Together About Race And Place ) by Elli Yates
    Aug 27, 2020
    TALKING TOGETHER ABOUT RACE AND PLACE Ko Ranginui e tū nei, ko Papatūānuku e takoto nei, tēnā kōrua. E mihi ana ki te te māunga, ko Wharepapa, tēnā koe. Ki te awa, ko Wangapeka, tēnā koe. Ki ngā mana whenua o te motu, ko Ngāti Kuia koutou ko Ngāti Rārua,...
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    Hui Review by Jenny Kelso
    Aug 27, 2020
    Like most Wangapeka gatherings, it was a lovely weekend at a "home away from home" in the beautiful Wangapeka valley.  Irene and I arrived just in time for the initial circle gathering and welcome.  We were invited to share which was our favourite place at Wangapeka which was interesting. ...
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    Hui Review by Roger Wilde
    Aug 27, 2020
    Tēnā koutou e te iwi I felt privileged to be part of this special Wangapeka event. Our exploration of this profoundly important kaupapa was facilitated in a well-planned, beautiful way. The leadership and commitment of these rangatahi is heartening - ngā mihi whakaute ki a koutou! Two parts of our day...
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    In Memory of Alan Admore
    Aug 27, 2020
      by Rona Spencer and Guy Nicholls In memory of Alan Admore who died in Longwood, Southland on Monday 3rd August 2020. Alan first came to Wangapeka on a retreat with Catherine Rathbun in the ‘90s. He continued to visit the Centre and offer his keen interest, energy, practical help and creativity...
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    Wangapeka Centre - Covid 19 News - Now at Level 2 - (August 12 update)
    Aug 12, 2020
    Covid-19 WET Update 12 August Kia ora koutou, We have now moved to level 2 covid--19 response, for all of NZ except for Auckland at level 3.  The Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre remains open during level two, with the Government and WET safety protocols in place. We will need to close...
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    The Wisdom of Angelic Archetypes Retreat Review
    Jul 8, 2020
    by Arielle Kauaeroa Monk Well, I don't think any of us were expecting the wisdoms that were bestowed upon us during the Angelic Archetypes retreat with Mira Riddiford at the Wangapeka in early June. But sacred wisdom we have all received, with gratitude. A neophyte retreatee, I had visions of...
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    Kumanu Wangapeka June 2020
    Jul 8, 2020
    13th June 2020 Visioning the future The BOT and caretakers met at the centre this month and started with a morning discussion to explore possibilities that could emerge in response to Covid 19 circumstances and as part of the centre’s natural evolution. Some of the ideas we touched on included ways to...
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    Raising the Pole By Patrick Downey
    Jun 30, 2020
    Last week a new power pole was installed at the centre as part of the electricity upgrade project.  I watched the pole lifted into position by crane in a scene reminiscent of a flagpole raising ceremony that I witnessed at a sagadawa festival in Tibet ten years ago. In that...
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    The Centre at Rest by Lily Redgrave
    Jun 30, 2020
    I have had the blessed fortune to find myself here at the Wangapeka during lock down. Life in many ways is not so different, another aspect that I am grateful for. My routine has been refined to one of ultimate simplicity. We rise for meditation, work during the day and...
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    The Wisdom of Angelic Archetypes with Mira Riddiford, Nelson Buddhist Centre
    May 28, 2020
    4 June 2020, 7pm, Nelson Buddhist Centre, 87 Nile St, opposite Central School Mira Riddiford will be giving an evening talk at the Nelson Buddhist Centre, before the seven day retreat at the Wangapeka the following day. If you aren't in Nelson, the class will most likely be recorded. The Nelson...
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    AGM and Community Hui 2020
    May 24, 2020
      Weekend of Jul 24 – 26 2020 Kia ora koutou! You are warmly invited to attend. This is a wonderful opportunity to come and spend time with the Community. The Wangapeka Trust is offering all food and accommodation for this weekend on the basis of dana. Please come for the whole...
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    Kumanu Wangapeka May 2020
    May 24, 2020
    Kumanu Wangapeka Board of Trustees Process May 18th 2020 Opportunities to Give Kia ora whanau Kumanu means to foster, nurture and care for. If you are reading this, we appreciate your care for Wangapeka. As a Board of Trustees (BOT) we continue our care for Wangapeka and the community as best...
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    Wangapeka Elders Lunch by Mark Schrader
    Apr 9, 2020
    L-R Mary Jenkins, Tarchin Hearn, Shelley Szybowski, Mark Schrader, Bonni Ross, Matthew Eades, Keith Rowan On Thursday 19 March 2020, a unique occurrence involving a small group of dedicated Dharma folk with strong links to the Wangapeka Study & Retreat Centre met in Nelson. This was the first time this...
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    Retreat In A Time Of Covid 19 - Reviews by Alejandra, Karenza, and Linda
    Apr 7, 2020
    The opportunity to attend the retreat was presented to me with such an ease that I had a very accepting attitude once, due to the COVID 19 situation, Lama Mark had to leave the country earlier and it seemed perfectly natural to me that Jonathan offered to lead the retreat and...
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    Diary Of A Retreat Manager In A Pandemic by Jonathan Chambers
    Apr 7, 2020
    8 March: Our 5th Annual Dzogchen retreat appears to be coming together 'according to plan'. A vague sense however that the process has been a little too smooth so far... 9 March: In discussion with Amber, we decide to email retreatants about COVID-19, requesting them not to come if they are high risk. 11...
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    Mindfulness and More - A Review by Jaime Howell
    Apr 6, 2020
    I am animate. I am an animal. I am born from life and living And so, dear friend, are you.Everything we experience reverberates with these truths. Tarchin Hearn Words shared with us in the intimacy of land, love and learning. Mindfulness and More, a three week retreat with Tarchin...
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    This Morning I Woke Early by Bonni Ross
    Apr 6, 2020
    9/6/13 THIS MORNING I WOKE EARLY I never saw a whooping crane But sometimes, in the summer night I would fall asleep under the covers Under the covers we put over our heads My cousins and me When grandpa came 'round with the bug spray “So you don't get eaten alive," he said And I would fall...
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    A 'What If?' Poem by Ross Inness-McLeish
    Apr 6, 2020
    A ‘What If?’ Poem By Ross Inness-McLeish What if your attention was a love song? Your awareness a holy offering. Indeed, the most holy of all offerings. What if your attention was the greatest gift you have to give? Great enough to transform your humble breath And your simple footfall into...
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    Kumanu Wangapeka February 2020
    Mar 1, 2020
    SUMMARY OF BOT MEETING 7/2/20 FOR KUMANU WANGAPEKA Eftpos Machine in the Office It was agreed to a six month trial of not having Eftpos available in the Centre Office, with internet banking being the preferred, and most used option, when making payments. Kitchen The Kitchen Certification has been...