06 - 08 Oct 2023


5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dana to the Wangapeka Garden with John Massey

A weekend of giving Dana to the Wangapeka garden

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th October

It’s a spring time activity, to immerse yourself into.

Giving to the Earth and all beings who are part of the intricate web of life.

Giving to the Centre and to all beings who come for refuge.

Come for one day, or two.

We will be spreading compost and doing some spring planting.


This is a weekend of Dana to the Land. There is no charge for food and accommodation.

Please bring some food to share if you can, and there will be produce in the garden too.


To register for this weekend:

Contact John Massey 027 234 8561 or

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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