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Simple Goodness – Loving Kindness with Kath Mitchell

Jun 19 @ 6:00 pmJun 21 @ 2:00 pm

Begins 6pm Friday June 19th, ends 2pm Sunday June 21st

We all have the same innate, boundless loving capacity. Kindness is a beautiful gift we can cultivate to nurture and give to ourselves and others.

Loving-Kindness is the foundation of our continued existence and is always present in every being. The heart-centred, Loving-kindness meditation is a doorway to rediscovering this natural state of love and gentleness. It leads to insight and freedom from suffering— an authentic, rich presence, with whatever is arising.

In daily life we sometimes lose touch with this essence of kindness and find ourselves feeling disconnected. This can lead us to behaving judgementally towards ourselves and others and feeling anxious, isolated, lonely, angry or sad.

We are all living with so much uncertainty today. Many of us are asking questions like “What is most important and valuable in my life and for the world?”

The meditation and contemplation on Loving-Kindness is an age-old practice, taught by the Buddha, that helps us reconnect and rest into the natural state of kindness. We rediscover our simple goodness, we recognise and appreciate this quality in ourselves and in others. As we learn to trust this kindness within our hearts, we open more fully to a gracious flow and friendliness —an ability to stay present and loving amidst the uncertainty, changes and decisions we face in life.

Together we will explore Loving Kindness through meditation, group sharing, creative activities, and simply by being in the constant beauty, nurture and kindness of the whenua—the natural environment of the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre.

This retreat is suitable for beginners and people with meditation experience.

Costs:

This covers Food, Accommodation and Resource Fee.

Members: $182 plus Dana

Non-Members: $202 plus Dana

Dana

Dana is the principle of generosity. It means joyfully giving or generosity. When we give it opens us to receive. Dana strengthens the giver and supports the receiver. The Dana offered is determined by the person offering. Kath offers this course freely. You are invited to give Dana to her to support the Teachings. It is customary to offer Dana before the course begins. If you wish to offer Dana, you can bring cash and place it anonymously in the Dana bowl in the main hall.

More information

For more information contact Mark Schrader (Course Manager)  schrader.mark@gmail.com

About Kath Mitchell

Kath has been studying and practicing Dharma for over 30 years. She has studied with many inspirational Teachers who have given her the invaluable gift of life-changing teaching. Kath has been offering meditation and mindfulness courses at Wangapeka and in the Nelson community for several years. She enjoys the beauty of collaboration and community wisdom and remains deeply committed to supporting well-being, healing and freedom for all beings.

 

 

 

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Details

Start:
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm
End:
Jun 21 @ 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
wangapekacentre@gmail.com

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