02 - 16 Jun 2023


5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Good Heart, Clear Mind – The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva – CANCELLED

A Contemplative Retreat with Keith Rowan

2nd – 16th June 2023

To wake up to our true nature takes us on a path that can be, at times, confusing. So many traditions, ideas and methods. There is a well understood, tried and tested progression underlying this array of choices which, taken step by step, leads to clarity and thus wisdom and liberation.

In the course of this two week retreat we will study and practice from The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva, a condensed description of the entire path of mind training revealed by a remarkable Tibetan practitioner and scholar Thogme Zangpo. This text provides an overview of the whole path of awakening which, when practiced, will bring realisations that naturally unfold whether you are a beginner or experienced practitioner.


$1350 including food, accommodation and cook’s fee,
$1210 for members of the Wangapeka Educational Trust.
Plus dana/koha/donation for the teaching.


Keith Rowan has studied and practiced the Buddha’s teaching for over 45 years, received direct instruction from two wonderful teachers and received teachings from many others. He is not a monastic but has a lifetime of experience cultivating Buddhist understanding within the lifestyle of an urban dweller.

Information and Registration

If you would like further information, please contact Keith Rowan:

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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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