10 - 15 Jun 2022


5:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chenrezig Meditation Retreat with Mark Schrader (2022) – FULL

2022 Chenrezig Meditation Retreat – 5-day or 2-day (weekend only)

Friday 10 June (5pm) to Wed 15 June (2pm)

This retreat is now FULL and Registration is Closed

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 where we meditate together as a group. There will also be space for people to practice independently.

In the retreat we will touch into a variety of themes such as: Refuge – where is my place of safety?, wholesome livelihood – what is an ethical life?, and connecting into one’s heart-felt aspiration – what is most important in my life?

The opportunity to explore questions and discuss experiences arising from people’s practice will be offered throughout the course. As a way of supporting participants to deeply benefit from the retreat it is predominantly offered in a space of silence outside of class times.

Chenrezig Meditation – this is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation that embodies the union of wisdom and compassion. It is an exploration of rich symbolic imagery alongside sound (mantra) that enables us to connect deeply with these two qualities.

The facilitator, Mark Schrader, is an experienced teacher who brings enthusiasm, creativity and care to the retreat. It is the 9th year that Mark has offered this course at Wangapeka.

The course is limited to 14 participants so registering early is advisable. There is an option of attending just the weekend rather than the full 5 days —please enquire.

*Costs Unit or Hub Camping Option
Non-members $515 – whole retreat
$225 – weekend only
$390 – whole retreat
$175 – weekend only
Members of
$465 – whole retreat
$205 – weekend only
$375 – whole retreat
$169 – weekend only

* Costs include food, accommodation, and a resource fee.

Dana/Koha – the Teaching is offered freely although you are welcome to offer Mark dana/koha as an expression of your generosity and support for the Teachings.

For more information – please contact Di (Course Manager) –

About Mark Schrader:
Mark has appreciated co-facilitating various Community-led Courses at Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre. He has an extensive background in meditation and has had a regular daily practice spanning many years.
Mark has a respectful style of teaching that encourages each person to touch into their own inherent wisdom. He teaches with humour and kindness. He began working in the field of Mental Health about 20 years ago and currently works as a counsellor in Nelson where he lives with his partner, Kath.

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This retreat is now FULL and Registration is Closed

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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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