11 - 13 Aug 2023


5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One Breath – A Weekend of Renewal and Connection with Bonni Ross – FULL

and dharmasphere

Friday 11th 5pm – Sunday 13th August 3pm

This retreat is now FULLY BOOKED. To be placed on the Waiting List please email the Course Manager Louise

Breath is life and death. Breath is energy, fuelling physical well-being, emotional health and clarity of mind.

Breath is connection, interdependence — evolution unfolding for billions of years offering this ungraspable moment. Breath is awakening to what is real.

The weekend will consist of  clear and practical meditation guidance, with plenty of opportunity for questions.

The weekend will be predominantly silent and will include time to meditate with the support of the group and also time to practice alone.

Many experience the environment at the Wangapeka as nourishing and enlivening; a place of sanctuary.

About dana

These priceless 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 can help us open; and through an open-hearted state of receptivity, we can find ourselves more able to receive.

Giving as generously as you can enables Bonni to continue sharing the precious Buddhadharma for the benefit of all.

About Bonni Ross

Bonni Ross has taught extensively at the Wangapeka over the last 30 years and is a deeply respected ‘Centre Elder’. She guides individuals in developing focused and skillful meditation and leads retreats for depth unfoldment.

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. Bonni teaches from a deep wealth of meditative experience. She communicates with sensitivity, creativity and humour in a way that resonates with each individual present.


Costs for the weekend includes accommodation, food and a small resource fee:

Members: $188

Non Members: $208

Information and Registration

For further information contact Louise at

This retreat is now FULLY BOOKED.

Please don’t register at this time.

If you would like to be placed on the Waiting List, please email Louise.

To register please fill out our online registration form

Register now

If using Paypal please add 5% of the total cost and include with your payment to cover Paypal’s fees.

Financial support is available- for further information please contact Brooke at

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

Image credit: Nine Koepfer on Unsplash.

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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