30 Jun 2023 - 02 Jul 2023


5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Exploring Tiwaiwaka and the Whenua o Wangapeka

Friday 30th June 5pm – Sunday 2nd July 3pm

Ka ora te whenua, ka ora te tangata

When the land is well, the people will be well.

As the old people said, “All you have to do is get to know the plants and they will tell you everything you need to know” Pa Ropata

This weekend follows on from previous time spent with Pa Ropata (Rob McGowan) exploring the principles of Tiwaiwaka . We will come together as a community of interested people, without Pa Ropata, to learn together how to be more “literate” of the whenua at the Wangapeka, to understand better the mauri of the whenua, and to allow time to connect more deeply with “ourselves” as an intricate web of being.

The weekend will consist of group and individual time weaving together both Tiwaiwaka exploration and opportunity for meditation. Children welcome.


Costs for the weekend include accommodation and food. Please contact the course manager if costs are an issue.

Weekend costs:

Members: $168

Non-members: $188

Children 5-13 years: $66

Under 5’s: free.

Information and Registration

For more information contact Louise at

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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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