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Transforming our Emotions – Relating Compassionately in the World

Jul 16, 2021Jul 20, 2021

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Transforming our emotions – a Doorway to Relating Compassionately in the World

with Mark Schrader and Kath Mitchell

Friday 16 (5pm) – Tuesday 20 July (2pm)

Is it possible to harness the intelligence of our emotions so we can connect, relate and live more fully? Emotions can create both difficulty and beauty in our communication – leading to ill feeling and confusion; harmony and mutual understanding. Is it possible to meet all of our emotions, with kindness and interest so as to reveal the wisdom aspect of the emotion to guide us – to bring forward healing in new and wholesome ways together with openness in our communication.

We are always in relationship, constantly communicating both verbally and non-verbally with friends, partners, whanau, colleagues, shop assistants, pets and other creatures, earth, food, breath, sleep, our minds… everything. Our question is: how can we be with all this and maintain a sense of well-being?

This course is for anyone interested in developing wholesome relating and communication; to ignite greater compassion in your experience of life. It is about kind and deep listening within yourself and with others.

Together we will practice meditation to help develop deeper calm and insight, and to reveal our interconnectedness with all of life. There will be periods of silence and individual reflective time to allow you to connect more fully with your own inner wisdom as well as creative opportunities to engage with the themes within the group.

Our shared search is set in the awesome beauty of the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre. The facilitators, Mark Schrader and Kath Mitchell, are experienced teachers who bring enthusiasm, humour, creativity and care to the group.

More information

For more information please contact Mark Schrader: schrader.mark@gmail.com

Course fee

The course fee includes food, accommodation and a resource fee:

$396 plus Dana/koha – non-members
$356 plus Dana/koha – Wangapeka Members

Weekend option may be possible – please enquire.

The Teachings are offered freely although you are invited to offer the facilitators Kōha/Dana.

About Mark Schrader and Kath Mitchell

Kath has been studying Dharma for over 30 years. She completed her first meditation retreat with Tarchin Hearn in 1990 [at Wangapeka] and has studied with Bonni Ross for over 20 years. She continues to cherish this precious opportunity. Kath and her husband Mark share a deep commitment in the Dharma and have been practicing together for many years. Kath has a special interest in communication and collaboration. She loves to practice Dharma in community because the wisdom of the group is a powerful and beautiful path to transformation; and that is a joy to witness and experience together!

Mark appreciates co-facilitating a variety of courses and retreats at the Wangapeka Study & Retreat Centre. He has an extensive background in meditation spanning over many years, continuing a daily practice and discipline. Mark has a respectful style of teaching that encourages each person to touch into their own inherent wisdom with kindness and often with a sense of humour. Kath and Mark are married and have been sharing their spiritual journeying for over 20 years. Mark began working in the field of Mental Health 20 years ago and currently works as a counsellor in Nelson at the local District Health Board.


To register please fill out our online registration form

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

Banner image: Adam Gonzales on Unsplash


Jul 16, 2021
Jul 20, 2021
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