31 Mar 2021 - 05 Apr 2021


6:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Creative Awakening Community Led Retreat

Creative Awakening

Wednesday March 31st to Monday April 5th 2021

Ready to explore new aspects of yourself?

Curious about the Wangapeka?

Feeling a desire to try something different?

Interested in the potential of the collective?

Wanting to cultivate kindness towards oneself and others?

This community led retreat is a chance to explore aspects of our individual and collective creativity on the path to healing, opening and freeing the heart. It is suitable for those new to meditation and those who already have some experience.

Negative patterns of mind can block our creative potential and prevent us waking up to our true expansive nature. These five days together will involve a mixture of meditation, time for individual and group creative exploration, periods of silent contemplation and space to just enjoy being in the natural nurturing environment that is the Wangapeka.

The retreat facilitators are committed to a style of facilitating which values collaboration. They have many years of experience in meditation and are part of the dharmasphere collective based in Nelson.  See


This price includes your own room, all food, cooks fee and a resource fee.  It does not include any financial offering to the facilitators.

Room or Hut
Members $430
Non members $480

Members $365
Non members $380

The teachings and facilitation is offered freely, although you are invited to offer dana / koha.

More information

For further information contact Karen at


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Image: Aaron Burden on Unsplash.

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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