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Open Heartedness and Clear Seeing with Leander Kane

Jan 31Feb 9

Starts 6pm Friday 31st Jan and finishes with lunch Sunday 9th Feb

Open Heartedness and Clear Seeing with Leander Kane

An enriching exploration and deepening of our own natural radiance through embodiment.

Using specific mindful movements to bring forth new understandings (insight) and observing the different
felt sense in our walking, sitting, lying and standing – then feeling, noting and resting in this newness
( not concepts) but the actual experience of Body/ Mind connectedness – invites an openness and clarity
that is not readily available to us when we live in our heads.

Touching on and resting in the experience we are nourishing nervous systems and developing new brain pathways. Easefullness becomes effortless. Softening, opening, joy, bright aliveness, clarity and confidence can shine forth more abundantly than we have known before.

A retreatant from a recent retreat held in Tasmania, Sharon says “I found the retreat profound. By working with movement on a deep and subtle level to learn more about myself. Leander utilises her unique style to illicit insights that bring a lasting  openness, compassion and strength in our way of being.”


Costs include accommodation, food, a cooks fee, and a resource fee.

Member in a Room or Hut  $693
Non-member in a Room or Hut $783

Member Camping $576
Non-member Camping $603

Plus Dana for Leander


Leander supports herself through the donations she receives from Teaching. These donations allow her to travel and offer courses and personal Teaching, in the spirit of openheartedness, without having to charge a fee. In the Buddhist tradition, students return this generosity with a gift to the Teacher or ‘dana’. Dana means generosity and is offered open heartedly with the amount you offer dependant on your personal circumstances.

More about Leander here

Retreat starts at 6pm Friday 31st Jan and ends with lunch on Sunday 9th Feb

Enrol online by clicking the “register now” button below and complete the online registration form

For more information contact the Course Manager Duane Winter email duanewinter67@gmail.com

To register please fill out our online registration form

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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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