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A Cup of Sunlight – A Community Led Retreat

Feb 19, 2019Feb 22, 2019

How do we shine in a world dulled by suffering? How do we create healthy radiant community?

This nourishing and restorative retreat will focus on developing inner strength, resilience and compassion. Through contemplation of body, speech and mind we can connect with spaciousness, clarity and wholeness.

Development of mindfulness and meditative skill, compassionate relating and embodied listening will leave you well resourced with practical tools for your daily life. As we learn to recognise and develop reliable inner resources, we can confidently offer our unique gifts to the world and create healthier communities.

The oasis of sanity that is the Wangapeka Retreat Centre will support our growth and unfolding as a community of people exploring what it might be like to live with radiance in a world that is full of both immense challenge and tremendous opportunity.

This retreat is suitable for anyone looking to strengthen themselves and support others with integrity and authenticity.

The facilitators, Jane Hobday, Kath Mitchell, Diane Johnston and Chani Grieve, are all experienced practitioners who have been working together for many years, and are dedicated to the cultivation of awakening community.

“Each thought, each action in the sunlight of awareness, becomes sacred” – Thich Nhat Hahn

Retreat commences 5pm Tuesday & ending 2pm Friday.


Rooms: $209

(Members $191)

Camping: $176

(Members $167)

This price includes single accommodation, meals and a resource fee. There will be an opportunity to offer Dana/Koha to the cook and to those facilitating the retreat.

There is flexibility to attend any part of the retreat; you can come for the whole retreat or just the days that suit you. Please contact the course manager if you wish to take up this option. Children are also very welcome!

For questions and further information please contact the Course Manager: Chani Grieve: chanigrieve@gmail.com

To register please fill out our online registration form

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Feb 19, 2019
Feb 22, 2019
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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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