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The Gift of a Quiet Mind with Sister Shalom

Nov 1, 2019 @ 4:30 pmNov 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

The Gift of a Quiet Mind

1 – 4 November 2019

In the busy world we live in, a quiet, clear mind is a gift. Come and join us for some practical mindfulness tools and techniques that will help you still your mind. A quiet mind helps you have better clarity and an improved ability to respond to life with wisdom and compassion, rather than reacting out of our old habits.

This three-day retreat also gives you an opportunity to refresh and recharge.

Sister’s teachings are gentle and based in the everyday world.

If you haven’t been to retreats before, be reassured that this one is an easy one to join. We are only silent overnight (from 9pm until after breakfast) and teachings are based on a supportive and nourishing approach.

No matter what your experience is, you are welcome to attend.

For people from all walks of life and all traditions

Friday 1 November: 4.30

Monday 4 November: 3pm

Estimated cost:

Sliding scale, according to your means, around $250-$300 or $210 – $270 if you are camping.

Plus a separate payment for dana/koha for Sister.

Enquires and to Register:

Please don’t use the Wangapeka Registration Form for this retreat.

For all enquiries and further information please contact Mindful Nelson on email: mindfulnelsonnz@gmail.com

Sister Shalom

Sister Shalom is an ordained Buddhist nun with 25 years of training and practice. She brings to her teachings all the richness from her preordination life as a single parent, cancer survivor and therapist. She has an infectious joy for life and a deep commitment to passing on the tools that have transformed her life.


Nov 1, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Nov 4, 2019 @ 3:00 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

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