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December 2023

Young Adults Retreat 2023

All huts and rooms in the units are now fully booked. If you’d still like to participate, there are camping sites available. Please indicate on the Registration Form that you are willing to camp. Wednesday 13th to Wednesday 20th December The Young Adults Retreat (YAR) provides the opportunity for young adults (18-35) to come together to learn and deepen the ... ...
13 - 20 Dec
5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Garden of Mindfulness Family Retreat 2023 – The Power of Kindness

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 - 04 Jan
All Day
January 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT: Integrating Physical Body, Subtle Energy and Consciousness with Bonni Ross

Liberation teachings support the purification and expansion of consciousness holistically, engaging with physical form, subtle energy anatomy and the conceptual/emotional screens, filters and blinds which obscure the ultimate nature of mind. Over a 7 month period, from October 2023 to May 2024 in four separate sessions, Bonni will offer a continuum of practice for those who wish to begin or ... ...
11 Jan
All Day

Breath is Energy Healing, Breath is Life, With Bonni Ross

Camping spots are available. To go on a waiting list for a room, please email the course manager Jane Hobday This is the third in a program of retreats in 2023/24 being offered by Bonni. January 12 to 26, 2024 Open to All. Preference will be given to those with some experience of one-pointed focus practice. This predominantly silent ... ...
12 - 26 Jan
5:00 pm - 3:00 pm
February 2024

The Way of Harmony through Mindfulness and Movement

There’s calm in the eye of the storm; a refuge within the easeful flow of our own breathing. Spend four days focused on the satisfying practice of easeful mindfulness. Mindfulness of breath and body, combined with simple movement exercises, can clear our minds, bring peace to our bodies, with long-lasting results. Along with mindfulness sessions, there will be opportunities for ... ...
02 - 06 Feb
All Day

The Breath of Compassion and Pristine Awareness, with Lama Mark Webber

The Breath of Compassion and Pristine Awareness, with Lama Mark Webber (Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen) February 9 to March 8, 2024 The New Zealand Dharma community is very pleased to announce that Lama Mark Webber will be returning to New Zealand in 2024 and continuing the teaching / transmission of Dharma at the Wangapeka. The theme of the retreat is: 1. ... ...
09 Feb - 08 Mar
5:00 pm - 3:00 pm
March 2024

Service as the Path (2024)

[Link to pdf file] Service as the Path Wangapeka: March 2024—October 2024 Service is at the heart of Awakening — by giving our energy with the intention to wake up, and to support others in this great work, we open consciously into the stream of generosity which sustains all beings. History and Vision Wangapeka has a rich heritage of service ... ...
01 Mar - 01 Oct
All Day
April 2024

Breathe, Move and Savour – a Mindful Eating and Moving Retreat

With Juliana Griese, Nicky Woodward and Laksmi Crick 12th-16th April This will be the third year we are developing and offering this retreat. It is beautiful to remember the insights, and shifts that can happen in just a few days. We feel the benefits from simply starting to be more present for the eating moments; to stop, breath and share from ... ...
12 - 16 Apr
5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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
July 2024

Death & Impermanence through the Lens of Buddha-Dharma & Western Spirituality

Don’t wait to make friends with Death and Dying   Experience two weeks of exploring meditations taught through the Theravada school of Buddhism (the way of the elders), and ancient Egyptian and Greek forms of insight. Contemplate methods that help with relating to death and impermanence in healthier, more integrated ways. This retreat has been requested to be taught by ... ...
03 - 16 Jul
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

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