24 - 26 May 2024


5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Exploring Tiwaiwaka and the Whenua o Wangapeka (2024) with Community and including Bonni Ross

Friday 24th May 5pm – Sunday 26th May 3pm

We are all part of the connections and weaving that sustains all life. All living things exist like this from the tiniest of creatures to the largest of beings.

Focusing on our connection with whenua and our place within this web of life, this weekend will explore through the lens of dharma practice and Tiwaiwaka principles how to enable both whenua and tangata to be well.

Ka ora te whenua. Ka ora te tangata. When the land is well the people are well.

This weekend is a community based offering and will include teaching by Bonni Ross, exploration into Tiwaiwaka principles as well as meditation practice and time to be with the beautiful Wangapeka whenua.All welcome.

Costs include food, accommodation and resource fee:
Member $188
Non Member $208
Tamariki 5-13yrs $66
Under 4’s free.

A sangha support fund is available for support with meeting accommodation costs.


Information and Registration

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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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