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    The Impetus For A New Teachers Cabin 2022
    29 June 2022
    Dear friends, This letter is a way of communicating something of the process that has led to the decision to build a cabin at the Wangapeka to support Bonni and Matthew. The teachers who have studied for decades with Namgyal Rinpoche are ageing like us all and the time is coming when...
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    This Nectar of Naturalness by Tarchin Hearn (New Book)
    14 June 2022
    This Nectar of Naturalness by Tarchin Hearn Digital Editions on Kindle and Kobo. Published by Wangapeka Books June 2022. NZD $10.50 Kobo only USD  $7.00  Kindle and Kobo CAD $9.00 Kindle and Kobo Paperback book $20 NZ plus postage E-mail wanga.comms@gmail.com  More at https://wangapeka.org/treasury-of-wisdom/wangapeka-books/
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    Kumanu May 2022
    11 June 2022
    Kumanu May 2022 On Tuesday the 24th of May I joined the Wangapeka Trust board meeting, half an hour after it had begun, so there are some gaps from the beginning of the meeting. Kumanu is an informal sharing of the process, decisions and challenges the board are...
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    Living The Dharma With Bonni Ross (New Book)
    2 June 2022
    Let's celebrate 75 years of Bonni with a collection of her essays! Living The Dharma With Bonni Ross is available on Kindle and Kobo. NZD $8.50 (Kobo only) USD $5.00 (Kindle and Kobo) CAD $6.50 (Kindle and Kobo) With Love, Wangapeka Books
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    Landing at the Wangapeka - Jacinta Nowland
    14 May 2022
    Landing at the Wangapeka Jacinta Nowland It is a wondrous blessing to have arrived here in this wonderful and curious valley of bracken, or learning corner, known as the Wangapeka. I am very grateful for the guidance and teachings in Dharma practice and the opportunity to practice in a peaceful, calm environment of dedicated...
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    Kumanu Autumn 2022
    14 May 2022
    KUMANU, MARCH/APRIL 2022 Tēnā koutou, greetings to the Wangapeka sangha far and wide from your faithful Board members - Shelley, Tim, Cashy, Dan, Elli and Dave. We trust this Kumanu Report finds you well, and that you have support systems in place to help you manage at home around...
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    Tiwaiwaka and an exploration of Kaitiakitanga
    9 May 2022
    Tiwaiwaka and an exploration of Kaitiakitanga. A seed was planted, or maybe many were dispersed when, before covid in 2020, the Wangapeka community had the good fortune to have Pā Ropata, Rob McGowan, attend at the Centre and share his wisdom. An attempt to have a further hui at the Centre...
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    The Whakapapa of the Wangapeka Whenua by Louise Petzold
    9 May 2022
      The Whakapapa of the Wangapeka whenua. The history of the land. It sounds like a very compelling title doesn’t it? It alludes to a kind of certainty of knowing what’s happened over the years on and to the land the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre currently sits on, and has sat...
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    Farewell Pizza Party for Hadleigh and Malu ( April 10th )
    5 April 2022
    Hadleigh and Malu, our wonderful caretakers, are moving on after more than a year of service at Wangapeka. Come, celebrate, and thank them for their time at Wangapeka. Let’s awhi them together, as they get ready to leave for the Netherlands. Afternoon/evening event, come any time from 2pm on Sunday 10th for...
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    Naming of the Whare Wānanga, a Wangapeka Heritage Story
    3 November 2021
    Earlier this year the sign ‘Whare Wānanga’ was taken down during a retreat, and questions were asked about the original naming of the Whare, and of cultural appropriation as this is currently recognised within Aotearoa. The Board kept the sign down while seeking the story of the Whare’s name, cultural advice...
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    Thelma Ann Rodgers
    3 November 2021
    Thelma Rodgers died in Nelson, New Zealand on 12 October 2021. Here we honour her multi-faceted exploration of life, and the many ways she supported the unfolding of Dharma. Tributes from Mary Jenkins and Tarchin are followed by those of many others whose lives she touched. Photo: Thelma and Sadie 2020 Remembrance of...
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    A Fund Raising Opportunity – A Request for Support
    3 November 2021
    A Wangapeka Fund Raising Opportunity After almost three years of planning, obtaining resource consents, building permits, cost estimates and tactical discussions, the Centre is moving ahead with its plans to develop a volunteer and member’s accommodation block on the site of Mike Elliott’s old workshop and caravan. We would like to...
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    The Toilet Paper Episode by Gaye (Dawa) Rowley
    15 August 2021
    THE TOILET PAPER EPISODE By Gaye (Dawa) Rowley “The art of meditation is the ability to let go and begin again, over and over again.” - Sharon Salzberg Minds are like puppies. Excitable, inquisitive, sniffing off in every direction except the one you choose. Even puppies who grow up to take on responsible...
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    Recent Retreat Reflections By Melanie, Stephanie, Nicqui and Karen
    15 August 2021
    Recent Retreat Reflections By Melanie, Stephanie, Nicqui and Karen   From “Where the Mind Goes, the Winds Gather” retreat with Gaye Rowley I arrive, I feel anxious. This is out of my comfort zone but I feel a pull to learn and grow so I am also excited. This is my first retreat at...
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    Publishing Tarchin's Books in Portuguese by Juliana Griese
    15 August 2021
    As you might know, AME publishing house was established with the intention to translate and publish the books of our lineage of mindfulness and Buddha Dharma in Brazil, making the teachings accessible to Brazilians. It is a non-profit collective project, we are now 21 participants supporting the publishing house. We...
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    Service - The Practice of Going Beyond by Bonni Ross
    15 August 2021
    There is no awakening without compassionate action. Many practitioners find their growth and unfoldment has stalled, even though their skills as meditators are well-honed, and their lives well- founded in the practices of non-harming. How can this be? One contributing factor is misunderstanding the importance of service, in the context of...
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    Service – The Means and End by Keith Rowan
    15 August 2021
    At a recent gathering at the Wangapeka the subject of service arose. There was some talk of how the Wangapeka is a place founded on the practice of service and is in itself a manifestation of service both in how it runs and in its very physical existence. I was...
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    2021 Hui - An Exploration of Service by Shelley Taylor
    15 August 2021
    2021 Hui - An Exploration of Service by Shelley Taylor The hui's the theme was Service. This came forward as a thread to explore from a previous community hui in March, where questions were raised around what is needed for WET's wholesome evolution. When did these seeds first get sown? beginningless time? This season's...
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    What Have These WET BoTs Been Doing? by Shelley Taylor (WET Coordinator)
    15 August 2021
    Coordinators report WET AGM August 1st 2021 What is being on the Wangapeka Educational Trust Board of Trustees about? What have these WET BoTs been doing? ABOUT The Board can be seen as another layer of caretaking, one that keeps in touch with the pulse of the Retreat Centre and Community. Part of our role...
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    The Namgyal Legacy
    6 July 2021
    The Namgyal Legacy Videos collected during the 2020 Year of Clear Vision program July 6, 2021 As part of the 20/20 A Year of Clear Vision program, we invited 34 dharma teachers with close connection to Namgyal Rinpoche to make video offerings to The Namgyal Legacy to share the work they are doing...
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    Wangapeka 2021 AGM and Community Hui Weekend July 30 - Aug 1
    20 June 2021
    Inviting you to ....... Wangapeka's 2021 AGM and Community Hui Weekend Friday July 30th - Sunday August 1st In recent years this weekend has become a most wonderful expression of Awakening in Action. The Hui offers a rich theme for the community to contemplate and explore. The AGM celebrates the year that has...
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    2020 Year of Clear Vision - Final Report
    22 May 2021
    Download Document 2020 A YEAR OF CLEAR VISION FINAL REPORT TO THE WANGAPEKA COMMUNITY AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES March 12, 2021 It's hard to begin this for two reasons: the tsunami of this experience continues for all of us on the organizing team,...
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    Visioning Hui March 2021
    21 May 2021
    Documents for Download - and Kia ora Wangapeka Community, We spent an enriching weekend at the Centre on the 27th and 28th March which marked the next phase of an ongoing consultation and visioning process for the Board of Trustees and the wider Wangapeka Community. Given we knew...
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    An Everest of Maintenance Jobs
    21 May 2021
    by Dave Pooch and Tim Leyland Everyone knows that it was Ed Hillary and Sherpa Tenzin who first climbed Everest back in 1953. But many others helped them get there. High altitude Sherpas, lowland porters and cooks to name but a few. There is a reasonable analogy here with the Wangapeka....
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    The Path by Gaye (Dawa) Rowley
    21 May 2021
    The great gift and paradox of The Path is that it not only leads to, but simultaneously also IS only this moment. All my life I’d yearned for a spiritual expression that made sense. Even as a youngster I couldn’t bear dogma. Then, when I was pregnant with my first child,...
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    Wangapeka Contact List
    10 March 2021
    Contacting the Wangapeka Centre and Board of Trustees There are new people offering service as caretakers, and trustees on the Wangapeka Board of Trustees. Here are the people and their email addresses so you can stay in touch: Caretakers Person Email Office Caretaker (on-site) For all general and registration enquiries and administration needs Malu Zwier wangapekacentre@gmail.com Centre Caretaker (on-site) Malu Zwier centrecaretaker.wangapeka@gmail.com Land Caretaker Hadleigh Tiddy landcaretaker....
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    Wangapeka Books — Changes and a Lasting Legacy
    10 March 2021
    It is with great appreciation that we honour the immense and pioneering work of Tarchin Hearn, Mary Jenkins and all who have been involved in Wangapeka Books. We recently received a beautiful letter marking the end of Tarchin and Mary's involvement with Wangapeka Books and invite you to read it. It speaks...