Meditation on Breathing Retreat with Bonni Ross, Jan 2015

Developing Tranquility and Insight

The Meditation on Breathing
January 9 to 23
with Bonni Ross

We live; we breathe. As long as we can breathe, and know we are breathing, we can practice. Anapanasati is an accessible, profound meditation that is a complete path in itself.

One-pointedness of mind is the fundamental skill on which all of Sakyamuni Buddha’s practices rest. Beginning with exploration of the three stages of concentration, we will cultivate tranquility of mind. Deepening calm leads, in a natural process, to developing the skills which support vipassana; direct experience or insight into the nature of mind and the noble truths of the Path of Awakening.

This practice is open to all, and care will be taken to develop the meditative skills of all
who attend. Participants should be in reasonably good physical and emotional health.
Preference will be given to those attending the full retreat. Those able to come for shorter periods must begin at the beginning.


09 - 23 Jan 2015


6:00 pm - 10:00 am



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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