Mahamudra Through Movement with Leander Kane

Mahamudra Through Movement

Unfortunately, this retreat has been cancelled

With Leander Kane
Feb 1, 2022 – Feb 9, 2022

An exploration to open to and bring forward our Innate wisdom through embodiment

Tuesday 1st February 6pm until Wednesday 9th February late afternoon, 2022

Using movement sequences we bring qualities forth and then, resting in the felt sense of the newness, we name them.

Embodied uprightness has a felt sense of strength and confidence and presence. We can actually bring this forward in daily life—perhaps in a difficult situation.

Embodied open-heartedness has the felt sense of the spacious openness of interbeing.

Filled with generosity and the glow of love, we bring this forward to our children, or simply rest in it.

Become empowered by this natural sense of presence crafted by movement in everyday life.  It embraces our ordinariness and our extra-ordinariness.


Costs include meals and accommodation in your own room or cabin, cooks fee, and a resource fee. They do not include Dana for the teacher.

Room or Hut
Members $683
Non Members $763
Members $539
Non Members $563

If the cost is a barrier for you, Wangapeka has a Sangha Support Fund and you are welcome to apply for assistance towards accommodation costs to attend a retreat. Information about this can be found on the Costs page under the About menu on the Wangapeka website or contact the Office Caretaker for more information –

About Dana

This teaching is offered freely and Leander does not receive a fee. Dana to the Teacher is a traditional practice in the Buddhist Teaching and means “generosity” or “giving”. Please bring cash along to enable you to give generously according to your means.

About Leander

Leander Kane

Leander is a New Zealander, steeped in both Buddhist traditions and body awareness practices. Over the last 25 years plus she has lead regular workshops and residential retreats at the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre and other retreat centres around New Zealand and in Australia. Leander brings her deep knowledge and ongoing explorations of meditative and body awareness to her work in a unique and wonderful way.


Open to everyone with or without meditative experience.

For more information, please contact the Course Manager, Joelle:

To register please fill out our online registration form

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Please be aware that the Wangapeka Board of Trustees has re-examined its COVID-19 response in the light of the new traffic light system. This addresses the number of people whom we can accommodate safely in the event of cases emerging in our local community and at Wangapeka, and methods for ensuring the maximum degree of safety for all. See the Wangapeka Documents page to download and view the details of this.

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01 - 09 Feb 2022


5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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