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Wangapeka Community Hui and AGM 2019 – All Welcome

Jul 26, 2019Jul 28, 2019

Kia ora koutou!
You are warmly invited to the Community Hui and AGM 2019,

The Wangapeka Trust would like to offer all food and accommodation for this weekend on the basis of dana.

Please come for the whole weekend, or just for the Hui, or just the AGM. Accommodation may need to be shared if we have big numbers.

There will be a dana bowl for any contribution you would like to make to help run our Centre.

RSVP essential for catering and accommodation space allocation. Please contact Amber wangapekacentre@gmail.com to by 19th July, at the latest, with:

  • Your arrival and departure dates and times
  • Any diet requirements

Community Hui

Friday 26th—Saturday 27th

Friday night – arrive, dinner, social catch up, group meditation

Start 6pm Dinner Friday.

10am – 12pm – First Circle exploration
12:30pm – Lunch and rest
3pm – 4:30pm – Second Circle exploration
6pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Playback exploration led by Karen and Glenn Harley

Playback at the Hui
Playback is a form of improvised theatre that allows audience members to share thoughts, feelings or stories and see them “played back”. There will be a team of 3 actors, 1-2 musicians, a conductor and you, the audience.This will be a chance to review the day’s activities and discussions in an interactive, entertaining, moving and sometimes enlightening way. 

AGM Sunday

28th July
Start 9am—3pm finish (or earlier)

1. Short Meditation
2. Apologies
3. Minutes of 2018 AGM
4. Matters arising
5. Reports:
Office caretaker
Land caretaker
6. Election of board members

12:30 Lunch
1:30pm Meeting resumes

7. Any other business
3pm finish

New BOT members: Elections and Nominations

Please feel welcome to put forward you name if you wish to be on the BOT. You will need to be a member and be nominated by a member. Please send 2–3 lines about why you would like to offer your service to the secretary Tim Leyland tjleyland@yahoo.com


Please make sure your WET membership is current if you wish to have voting rights at the AGM meeting.
Looking forward to seeing you! Kind wishes from the Board of Trustees.


Jul 26, 2019
Jul 28, 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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