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Poised in the Present – 20/20 A Year Of Clear Vision – Full

Feb 14 @ 6:00 pmFeb 16 @ 2:00 pm

Friday February 14 to Sunday 16 2020

*** Accommodation in rooms and huts is now FULL. ***

*** A few camping spaces are available. Please write “CAMPING” on your registration form. ***

*** To be placed on the Waiting List for a room, contact the Course Manager. See below. ***

A Wangapeka Community Event

Wangapeka has changed so many times . . . from a windy, neglected hillside to abundant forest and bush and bird life . . . from young idealists building with whatever material came to hand to skilled labour, building permits and safety rules . . . from spacious weekends where a handful gathered around the fire in the Main Hall, sharing stories, to a streaming of focused activities that brings hundreds of people from all over the world every year.

From unpaid volunteer caretakers to increasingly skilled roles. An aging population of students and Teachers. Younger people finding their place in the world and at Wangapeka. Our tamariki turning into rangatahi. From the vision of Namgyal Rinpoche, the steady presence of a Tarchin and a Mike, a coming and going of visions, and caregivers, both spiritual and material.

Where are we? Where might we be going? Is it enough to rely on the resilience of the community, and the wholesome karmic strength of 40+ years of navigating the challenges and opportunities? Is it even possible, with the powerful, unpredictable changes happening to our world, to wonder what might emerge from what we are now?

Let’s see! A weekend of reflection, of sharing, of exploring the forces of change, imagining and dreaming–crafted by the Clear Vision Team and the Board of Trustees, and everyone who shows up. Everyone connected with the Wangapeka is welcome.


We are delighted that Rob McGowan (Pa Ropata) will join us for this special time on our land. Rob is nationally respected and loved as one of the foremost authorities on rongoā Māori. He currently works for DOC as part of a project to build a bridge between Western Science and Matauranga Māori (traditional Māori knowledge) in conservation management.

His accomplishments and honours are legend — your can read his full bio here — but it is his recent endeavour, TIWAIWAKA — healing the mauri of the whenua — that prompted us to invite him to join us; to show us our cherished land through his wise eyes.

In a recent email, Rob said: “This decade is going to be crucial for the future. The Planet is close to a tipping point; the decisions we make now will affect all who follow us. But I feel very hopeful; Tiwaiwaka is essentially a message of Hope. It can help bring everybody together. That’s the key to the future, working together, mahi tahi, working as one.”


This is a Wangapeka community event, and the Wangapeka Educational Trust Board would like to offer accommodation by dana / Koha.

There is a $60 charge for this weekend to cover food and cooks fee. Please bring dana for accommodation, and for the 20/20 A YEAR OF CLEAR VISION Project.

For more information, contact the course manager: Jane Hobday jane.hobday17@gmail.com

To register for this weekend please click on the registration button below, and make a payment of $60.

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Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm
Feb 16 @ 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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