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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...
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    Review - Foundations of Mindfulness (2019) by Tarchin Hearn
    Mar 1, 2020
    A Book Review of Tarchin Hearn's recently updated "Foundations of Mindfulness" by Andy McIntosh In these modern times of mass information, and the availability of pretty much anything, we often seem to search for the latest in everything. Often overlooked, or sometimes completely dismissed, are the foundations from which...
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    All of Space is Pervaded with Love by Elli Yates
    Mar 1, 2020
    Closer to the ground than I’d expected and burrowed deep in the trunk of the body, the heart centre was revealed to me slowly over the course of the two week Boundless Embrace retreat with Bonni Ross. Beginning to work with this space was challenging for me at first;...
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    Reviews -- Poised in the Present Weekend by Diane, Rona, and Lucy
    Mar 1, 2020
    Diane Johnstone February 14th 2020, Valentines Day for many, saw our whanau of four traveling to the wonderful Wangapeka for a very heartfelt and community centred retreat - "Poised in the Present." Expertly crafted by the 2020 Year of Clear Vision Team along with special guest Rob...
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    News of Leander Kane
    Mar 1, 2020
    As many people know, our beloved teacher Leander Kane underwent open heart surgery in Hamilton last week. Her surgery was very successful and she is recovering well. Here is the latest post from Dawa Rowley (Thursday 27th Feb) GREAT NEWS! Our beloved Leander is healing well, starting to talk and eat,...
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    Elder Spotlight - Matthew Eades
    Feb 8, 2020
    Our Elder Matthew Eades on the Mount Arthur walk.
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    Wangapeka Team February 2020
    Feb 7, 2020
    Teamwork #retreat #dharma #lovingkindness #meditation
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    Summer Sitting Spots - Namgyal Plaque
    Feb 6, 2020
    Namgyal Plaque is located on the path between the Main Hall and the Whare. It's cool on hot days and the summer sound is often a symphony of Cicadas.
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    Wangapeka Gems - True Refuge #1
    Feb 6, 2020
    The quoting of Tarchin's Natural Awakening was a satisfying exercise. So I decided to quote his True Refuge next. Given the number of stickies, I'm not sure I narrowed it down at all!!! Guess it's a great book 😀👍❤️
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    Spiral Walk - Peace in the Park - January
    Feb 6, 2020
    Setting up the spiral walk <smile><heart> 😀❤️ Peace in the Park, January 5th, 2020 #peace #dharma #community #wangapeka #meditation #karakia #parihaka
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    Bubbles - Peace in the Park - January
    Feb 6, 2020
    *WooHoo* what a great bubble! credit: Iain at "Peace in the Park", Anzac Park, Nelson, NZ
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    Status Update - January 30 - Power to the Wangapeka!
    Jan 30, 2020
    Yay!!! We're halfway towards achieving our goal of $50,000. *Thank you* to all of you who've donated so far. One of the concerns we've heard is that there is little context for the power upgrade.  That is, "What does moving from 30 Amps service to 90 Amps of service really mean?" ...
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    Happy Birthday Namgyal Rinpoche 2019 by Lama Mark Webber
    Jan 26, 2020
    Namgyal Legacy 2020 Lama Mark Webber: the Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche on his birthday. April 2019 https://youtu.be/NYui4XHY8vc What Is This? Namgyal Legacy 2020 is an online archive of video events featuring teachers, and community leaders, fortunate enough to have received direct teaching, and inspiration, from Namgyal Rinpoche. There will be one, or more, videos...