Exploring Kaitiakitanga of the Whenua o Wangapeka
Exploring kaitiakitanga of the Wangapeka whenua with Rob McGowan
Ka ora te whenua, ka ora te tangata
When the land is well, the people will be well.
The Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre is a flourishing sanctuary for many beings in these times of rapid change and challenge.
And yet, how well do we know the health of the whenua at Wangapeka, the very ground on which we and many beings depend? What is our understanding of what the Wangapeka whenua needs to be well, and so in turn, enable a sense of connection that strengthens our health and wellbeing and the health and wellbeing of many beings?
How do we become better kaitiaki of the land?
Dharmasphere are delighted to host Pā Ropata (Rob McGowan) as he guides us through a weekend of enquiry, connecting us to the whenua, it’s journey back to health.
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”.
Pā Ropata is generously giving his time and energy to this weekend and a dana/ koha bowl will be provided for anyone who wishes to give.
Costs for the weekend include accommodation, food and a resource fee.
Children 5-13 years: $86
Under 5’s: free.
For more information contact Louise at email@example.com
About Pa Ropata:
Rob McGowan is a prominent rongoā Māori practitioner, well respected for his work in the restoration of rongoā practise and traditional knowledge of native plants and medicines in Aotearoa New Zealand. Pā’s foundational knowledge of Rongoā Māori comes from Kaumatua on the Whanganui River, and he has spent the last 30-40 years learning and sharing his knowledge in a variety of ways about Te Waonui o Tāne.
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