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April 2024

Space, with Bonni Ross

The final retreat offering in this series being offered by Bonni requires a good skill-set and subtle perception. The first part will look at some traditional methods for accessing the experience of space/consciousness/emptiness. Building on these discoveries, in the second part we will investigate formation of group consciousness as the platform for opening to infinite potential. You may attend just ...
19 Apr - 17 May
5:00 pm - 3:00 pm
June 2024

Touching the Earth – June Solstice Retreat

Touching the Earth – 16th-23rd June Solstice Retreat All the mytho-poets say the same thing – we must leave the village, enter the forest and return with the gift. Touching the Earth is a guided journey into human wholeness inspired by the work of Bill Plotkin and Joanna Macy. This is a nature-based retreat to support the journey of soul ...
16 - 23 Jun
5:00 pm - 3:00 pm
July 2024

Death, a Celebration of Life Retreat with Mira Riddiford

Contemplate age-old teachings that help with understanding the natural cycles of life in a compassionate manner. Give yourself the time to explore meditations taught through Buddhist and Ancient Egyptian schools of wisdom. Gently become familiar with themes of letting go, honoring grief and beginning anew. Along with visually creative meditations, we will also focus on mindfulness, and loving kindness practice-based ...
05 - 12 Jul
All Day
August 2024

Dowsing And The Direct Path, with Tony Shuttleworth

Friday, August 2nd (5pm) to Sunday, August 4th (3pm), 2024 A compassionate and non-dual approach to living now “Duality is the real root of our suffering and of all our conflicts” Namkhai Norbu Often our relationship to the environment is overlooked in our search for health, wellbeing and healing. And whilst the natural world supports and nurtures life through its ...
02 - 04 Aug
5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Chenrezig Meditation Retreat with Mark Schrader (2024)

Friday 16 August (5pm) to Friday 23 August (2pm) Weekend only option – please enquire This is an experiential meditation course that focuses on developing compassion for oneself and others. Both beginners and those wishing to deepen their meditation practice are welcome to attend. Each day there will be instructions and specific explorations connected to the Chenrezig practice including sessions ...
16 - 23 Aug
5:00 pm - 2:00 pm
November 2024

Earth Body Human Body with Chani Grieve

Friday 22nd – Monday 25th November 2024   “You need go no further than your own body to understand the Universe.”  – Namgyal Rinpoche Weaving together movement, meditation, art and science, in this retreat we will enter the studio/laboratory of our own human experience. We will observe, contemplate, explore, play, and come to understand some of the patterns that shape ...
22 - 25 Nov
5:00 pm - 3:00 pm
December 2024

Garden of Mindfulness Family Retreat 2024

Journey through the mindfulness looking glass with us! Nurture the wild creative within and enhance your and your family’s wellbeing through play and nature exploration. A morning class will give the adults time to learn and practice a range of contemplations based on the above themes, while the children enjoy fun activities with our children’s coordinator. In the afternoon families will ...
28 Dec
All Day
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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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