02 - 04 Aug 2024


5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dowsing And The Direct Path, with Tony Shuttleworth

Friday, August 2nd (5pm) to Sunday, August 4th (3pm), 2024

A compassionate and non-dual approach to living now

“Duality is the real root of our suffering and of all our conflicts” Namkhai Norbu

Often our relationship to the environment is overlooked in our search for health, wellbeing and healing. And whilst the natural world supports and nurtures life through its interconnectedness, there are patterns that can block the very freedom, peace and healing we seek for ourselves, others and the planet.

We will begin any dowsing from a non-dual perspective, by going back directly to the essence of our true nature – The Direct Path. When we start dowsing from this foundation it gives us the opportunity to connect and listen to nature while deepening our awareness and compassion, allowing the opportunity for patterns to clear or come into harmony for the benefit of all.

Tony facilitates this understanding in a safe, compassionate and lighthearted manner with a commonsense and experiential approach relevant to living in today’s world. This retreat can be a powerful experience for liberation. There will be meditation, satsang and plenty of time for dowsing with te whenua. No previous experience of dowsing, meditation or non-dual understanding is required to attend.

“Your own Self-Realisation is the greatest service you can render the world.” Sri Ramana Maharshi

About Tony Shuttleworth

Born in 1970 in the deep south of New Zealand, Tony spent most of his early life on a small farm. As a young boy he discovered dowsing with his grandfather. He has used this skill to explore and deepen his relationship with whenua and tangata all around the world, helping others and himself to understand the energies we live with and how we can live in harmony with them.

In his twenties he travelled extensively, living and working overseas, met his wife in the USA, has two young adult children, and now lives in Motueka, New Zealand. Tony has a construction and interior design background as well as the many skills he has acquired while seeking different teachings and healing modalities over the years. The I Ching, Dowsing and the non-dual Vedic and Kashmir Shivaism teachings have had the most profound impact on him personally.

He has facilitated workshops in the USA and NZ, endeavouring to contribute a compassionate, lighthearted approach to his offerings.


Costs include food, single room accommodation, a cook’s fee and a small resource fee.

Rooms and Huts
Members: $192
Non members: $212

About dana

The costs do not include any payment for the teacher who is offering the weekend on the basis of dana (generosity). An offering of dana to the teacher can be a profound practice in itself. Giving can help us open; and through an open-hearted state of receptivity, we can find ourselves more able to receive. Giving as generously as you can also enables Tony to continue sharing information for the benefit of all. Please bring cash with you if you would like to offer dana to Tony.

Information and Registration

Contact the Course Manager Claire Fisher for further information:

To register please fill out our online registration form

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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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