10 - 17 Feb 2023


All Day

Love and Understanding – a Retreat with Leander Kane CANCELLED

February 10 to 17, 2023

Unfortunately this retreat has had to be CANCELLED. Ill health has meant Leander is not able to take this retreat. If you have any questions please email the Course Manager, Duane Winter (

This retreat offers an opportunity to study mindfulness and meditative clarity in a very direct way, by using the body itself as a meditative tool.

In this method, the practitioner uses very specific guided movements, quickly developing a state of profound calm. The practitioner’s work is then to harvest the insights that arise while resting in that experience.

The work naturally includes all four meditative postures within each movement; lying down; sitting; standing; and walking; with each posture offering a new opportunity for insight.

This cutting-edge method of meditation has been developed over 30 years of purposeful study, meditation and teaching by Leander. Over the years this work has been refined and deepened, to become the jewel it now is.

Don’t miss this opportunity.


Accommodation in a room or hut
Members $608
Non members $678

Members $482
Non members $503

Costs include single room accommodation, meals, payment for the cook and a resource fee to help with Leander’s travel costs. It does not include dana to the teacher.

Dana for Leander

In the spirit of generosity, and in accordance with the ancient traditions of Buddhism, Leander offers her time and teaching freely. If you feel moved to offer a monetary gift, (dana), in return, please offer whatever you feel comfortable giving. Giving dana is customary, and helps support the teacher and her teaching, but is not expected. If you do decide to give dana, the custom is to offer it in an envelope, at the beginning of the retreat.

About Leander

Please click this link to view a bio of Leander.

Information and Registration

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


Duane Winter

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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