02 - 04 Jul 2021


5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Holistic Clearing Meditation with Bonni Ross

Holistic Clearing Meditation with Bonni Ross

An Anti-Paralytic Practice for Human Liberation 2nd – 4th July 2021

For awakening, you should have an understanding of what you are trying to do. You must start with clarity. You should know that you are moving toward liberation. This meditation is designed to help you to face and begin to transform the causes of paralysis: blocks, lacks and “do your own thing” strengths. This can purify, balance and strengthen your being in order to meet the sheer, naked potential of the essence of consciousness residing in you.

First taught by Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche in 1985/6 as “meditation for beginners”, it became clear as Rinpoche continued to expand on the practice over several years that it has much in common with the advanced meditation of ‘dredging’ in mahamudra.

Everyone in reasonably good physical and mental health may attend; an indomitable curiosity is important and some prior training in concentration meditation would be helpful, but is not a prerequisite.


Members: $177
Non-Members: $197
Included: Food, Accommodation, Resource Fee and Cooks Fee.
Not included: Dana to Bonni.


These precious teachings can’t be quantified in monetary terms. Liberation teachings have always been given freely by Bonni.

An offering can be made to the teacher, traditionally at the beginning of the retreat, and is a profound practice in itself. Giving helps us open; and through an open-hearted state of receptivity, we find ourselves more able to receive.

Please bring cash if you would like to make a financial contribution. Giving as generously as you can enables Bonni to continue sharing the precious Buddha dharma for the benefit of all. Thank you.

Bonni Ross

Bonni began exploring the teachings of liberation in the early sixties. In the mid 70’s she met her principal teacher, Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche, whose direct, eclectic teaching and example are central to her life. The encouragement of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, teachings from many great Buddhist masters, and innovative westerners have had direct influence, as well as artists, composers, scientists, poets, dancers, philosophers and mystery writers too numerous to mention. Her inspiration comes from “ordinary” people who demonstrate exceptional courage in the midst of great suffering.

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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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