15 - 19 Sep 2021


All Day

Sanctuary in Uncertainty with Jeremy Logan & Kanya Stewart

Insight Meditation Retreat
15 – 19 September 2021

This retreat has been CANCELLED. Registered participants will receive information by email.

In these unprecedented times of radical change and uncertainty, a new world is being born.  Courage and compassionate presence strengthens us to face into the chaos and not turn away.  With wisdom and determination, we can move forward together to create a world based on justice, kindness, and shared resources, rather than on greed, hatred and delusion.

The practices of Insight Meditation support our inherent capacity to awaken to wisdom and an open heartedness. In recognising our own suffering, we recognise our interconnectedness and see that our personal welfare and happiness is intimately interwoven with the wellbeing of all.


Jeremy Logan has studied and practiced insight meditation for over 30 years and has been teaching retreats throughout New Zealand since 1993. He lives in the Wairarapa and works as a counsellor, supervisor and facilitator of change programmes.

Kanya Stewart lives in Taranaki, where she teaches classes and courses in Integral Yoga and Insight Meditation. Since her involvement in both traditions since 1984, Kanya has offered practices of deep relaxation, compassionate self care, embodiment and inner listening as a path to healing and renewal. Her own journey through CFS over many years has brought deep appreciation and gratitude for the Dharma in her life.


Registration Cost

Wangapeka Members: $395

Non-Members:   $440

Registration cost covers accommodation, vegetarian meals and teachers’ travel.

Teachers’ Dana

In keeping with the Buddhist tradition, the teachings are offered in the spirit of dana. Dana is a Pali word that means gift or koha. Participants have an opportunity to offer dana to the teachers at the end of the retreat.


  • Retreat begins 6pm Weds 15th September and ends 1:30pm Sunday 19th.

  • Camping option available.

  • Consider becoming a Wangapeka Member, $60 per year.

Registration Form

Sorry, this retreat is now FULLY BOOKED (as of 5 May) and the Waiting List is CLOSED (as of 4 June).

Send your name, email and phone contact to:
Roger Wilde:

Questions and enquiries

Please contact Roger Wilde:

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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