17 Mar 2023 - 02 Apr 2023


5:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Living with Wisdom, Compassion and Non-Clinging Awareness with Tarchin Hearn

– heart tools for walking into the unknown –
a retreat with Tarchin Hearn
Friday 17 March; 5pm to Sunday 2 April; 2pm, 2023

Please note this retreat is now FULLY BOOKED. All huts, units and camp sites are full. If you wish to be placed on the WAIT LIST, please contact the the Course Manager Mark Schrader: before registering.


As a result of personal health issues, this will be the first residential retreat that Tarchin has given since early 2021. It will be an opportunity for people who have been touched by his teachings or writings to come together as a community of friends in dharma to deepen their insight and practice. Over the two weeks, through contemplation, meditation, mindful movement and immersion in the rugged beauty of Wangapeka, we will explore the meeting point of dharma, deep ecology and our place in the world.

Dwelling in a space of love,
with tendrils of curiosity reaching forth in all directions
we feel our way,
softening and sensitising into the richness of community,
a living world within us, around us and through us.

Apprentices of wonderment and awe,
probing and questioning,
sampling and savouring
with calm abiding and vivid discernment
together exquisitely intermeshed,
we touch our home,
this world,
of you and me and all of us together,
beyond words.

Teacher, author and artist, Tarchin draws on the fruits of a life long involvement with Buddhist philosophy and practice, and a passion for contemplative ecological science. If you are unfamiliar with Tarchin and would like to do a bit of preparation reading before the retreat, we suggest his latest book “This Nectar of Naturalness”. Further information about Tarchin and his work, along with all his publications can be found at:




Costs include accommodation, food, cooks fee, and a resource fee. It does not include any payment for the Teaching.

Accommodation in huts or units

Member: NZ$ 1,584.00 (plus *dana)

Non Member: NZ$ 1,744.00 (plus *dana)

Camping accommodation

Member: NZ$ 1296.00 (plus *dana)

Non Member: NZ$ 1344.00 (plus *dana)

If you wish to camp, you will need to bring your own camping equipment. Please also write “Camping” on the registration form when you register – thanks.


  1. Preference will be given to those who are able to attend the entire retreat.
  2. Please organize your transport so that you are present at the evening meal on Friday 17th March and so you can stay until the retreat’s conclusion – after lunch -on Sunday 2nd April. Thank you.

*Dana for Tarchin

In the Buddhist spirit of dana, or the practice of generosity Tarchin offers these teachings freely. He relies entirely on the generosity of people who feel this work is worth supporting, therefore you are welcome to offer dana as an appreciation of the gift of his teaching. A ‘dana box’ will be available in the main hall in Wangapeka. Generosity begets generosity.

Information and Registration

If you would like further information, please feel welcome to contact the Course Manager: Mark Schrader –

This retreat is now FULL – please contact Mark before registering.

To register please fill out our online registration form

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Please consider becoming a Wangapeka member – click here for details.

Mark Schrader


Mark Schrader

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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