25 - 27 Oct 2024


5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A weekend of giving care and Dana to the Wangapeka garden with John Massey (2024)

Labour weekend 25th-27th October

The Wangapeka garden supports and feeds many beings.  People on retreat, those who live at Wangapeka and those uncountable, unidentifiable beings, ( to the naked eye) who live and die in great service to compost heaps, garden beds and plants.

The weekend is an opportunity to not only give dana but to explore first hand the wonder and the creativity in compost/making and gardening.

Come for a day or two days

You can offer Dana to the centre if staying overnight/s

Bring food to share



Contact John Massey to register your interest and for further information

027 234 8561


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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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