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Open Day for our Local Community – An Opportunity to Visit the Centre

Nov 17, 2019

The Wangapeka Centre would like to warmly invite members of the local community to an Open Day on Sunday 17th November 2019, 10.30am – 3.30pm.

Everybody is welcome. Bring friends, family, and a picnic lunch to enjoy in the grounds. Guided tours, meditation, refreshments and more!


10:45 Grounds Tour – James Mathieson

11:00 Sitting Meditation – Mark Schrader

11:30 A Meditative Forest Walk – Jane Hobday

12:45 Grounds Tour – James Mathieson

1:00 Mindfulness for Teens – Kath Mitchell and Ronnie

2:00 Four Ways of Listening; Based on Principals of Nonviolent Communication – Irma Jager


Please give yourself enough time to explore and enjoy a cup of tea before any sessions you attend.  

For further details contact Brooke Walker matarikivalley@gmail.com


Nov 17, 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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