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Chenrezig Meditation Retreat with Mark Schrader

Aug 20Aug 24

Chenrezig Meditation Retreat – 4 days (or 2-day weekend option)
Friday 20 August (5pm) to Tuesday 24 Aug (2pm)


This is an experiential meditation course that focuses on developing compassion for oneself and therefore for others. Both beginners and those wishing to deepen their meditation practice are welcome to attend. Each day we will meditate together as a group as well as having space for people to practice independently. Throughout the retreat we will 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 most important to me in life?. Questions arising spontaneously from those attending will also be explored. As a way of supporting participants to deeply benefit from the retreat there are periods of silence built into the course.


Chenrezig Meditation – this is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation that embodies the union of wisdom and compassion. It is an exploration of rich symbolic imagery alongside sound (mantra) that enables us to connect deeply with these two qualities.  The facilitator, Mark Schrader, is an experienced teacher who brings enthusiasm, creativity and care to the retreat. It is the 8th 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.


Non-members: $404* (plus dana) for the full 4 days (or $225* weekend only).

Members: $364* (plus dana) for the full 4 days (or $215* weekend only).

* this includes food, accommodation and a resource fee.

Mark offers the teaching freely although you are welcome to offer kōha/dana.


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


About Mark Schrader

Mark has appreciated co-facilitating Community Courses at Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre and more recently the Introductory Meditation & Transforming your Emotions courses. He has an extensive background in meditation and has had a regular daily practice for many years.

Mark has a respectful style of teaching that encourages each person to touch into their own inherent wisdom. He teaches with humour and kindness. He began working in the field of Mental Health about 20 years ago and currently works as a counsellor in Nelson where he lives with his partner, Kath.



To register please fill out our online registration form

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


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