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2019 Chenrezig Meditation Retreat with Mark Schrader (Fully Booked)

Aug 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pmAug 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

This retreat is FULL. If you wish your name to be added to a waiting list, contact Kath mitchell.kath@gmail.com and you will be advised if a cancellation space becomes available.

This is an experiential meditation course that focuses on developing compassion, both for oneself and for others.

Both beginners and those who wish to deepen this practice are welcome to attend.

On each day we will practice together as a group as well as having space for you to practice independently.

During the retreat we will also touch into a variety of themes such as: Refuge – where is my place of safety?, Wholesome livelihood – what is an ethical life?, connecting into one’s heart-felt aspiration - what is it that is really important in my life?. Questions arising spontaneously from those attending will also be explored.   As a way of supporting participants to deeply benefit from being on the retreat there will be periods of silence built into the course. 

The Chenrezig practice this is a Tibetan Buddhist practice that embodies the union of wisdom and compassion. It is an exploration of rich symbolic imagery and sound that enables us to connect deeply with these two qualities of wisdom and compassion within ourselves and therefore in others. 

The facilitator, Mark Schrader, is an experienced teacher who brings enthusiasm, creativity and care to the retreat. It is the 6th year that Mark has offered this course at Wangapeka.

The course is limited to 14 participants so registering early is advisable. There is an option of attending just the weekend rather than the full 4 days — please enquire.

Course fee


$360 (plus Dana) for the full 4 days or *$195: weekend only - this includes food, accommodation and a resource fee


*$320 (plus Dana) for the full 4 days or *$175: weekend only- * this includes food, accommodation and a resource fee

*this fee includes food, accommodation and a resource fee 

The facilitator is giving the teaching freely although you are welcome to offer Kōha/Dana

For more information please contact Kath Mitchell (Course Manager) mitchell.kath@gmail.com

If using Paypal please add 5% of the total cost and include with your payment to cover Paypal’s fees – many thanks.

To register please fill out our online registration form

Register now

*Please consider becoming a Wangapeka member – click here for details.

Beautiful thangka of Chenrezi painted by Tarchin Hearn.



Aug 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Aug 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
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Welcome to the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre. People visit from all over the world to meditate and enjoy the peace of this remarkable destination. The Wangapeka is a purpose built retreat centre, with fresh clean air and beautiful vistas. It is very quiet and ideal for respite, stress relief and deep meditation. We have a meditation hall, solo retreat huts, a main hall for dining and community, and a fully catered kitchen and an onsite vegetable garden.

The Wangapeka Study and Retreat Meditation Centre is a Universalist centre home to a wide range of teachings, paths, and studies. Retreats are held on Mindfulness, Vipassana, Insight, Heart based practices, Loving Kindness, Calm-abiding, Metta, Compassion, Conscious Movement, Nature, Forest Walks, Yoga, Dance, Feldenkrais, Wellness, Wellbeing, Archetypal Integration, Western Mysticism, Non-Duality, Zen, Dzogchen, Mahamudra, Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings with Empowerments and Sadhana Practice.

We are located in the foothills of the Southern Alps overlooking the Wangapeka River, about an hour and a half drive SW of Nelson, in the South Island of New Zealand.

We have meditation retreats throughout the year, have huts available for solo retreats, and welcome bookings from external groups. There are also opportunities available to work on our land. Come and enjoy this uniquely vibrant and peaceful centre.

355 Wangapeka River Rd
R.D.2. Wakefield 7096
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 522 4221

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