14 - 18 Sep 2022


All Day

Sanctuary in Uncertainty with Jeremy Logan & Kanya Stewart – FULL

Insight Meditation Retreat
14 – 18 September 2022
See below for other options.


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.

The Teachers

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: $440

Non-Members:   $480

Camping: $350 (Member)  $360 (NM)

Registration cost covers accommodation, vegetarian meals and teachers’ travel.
$100 deposit is required to complete booking, the reminder due 10 days before retreat.

Dana for the Teachers

In keeping with ancient Buddhist tradition, the Dharma teachings are given freely, in the spirit of dana.
Dana is a Pali word that means generosity, and this is the foundation attitude for practice.
In our modern world, dana may take the form of monetary offering.
Participants have an opportunity to offer dana to the teachers at the end of the retreat.


  • Retreat begins 6pm Weds 14th September and ends 1.30pm Sunday 18th.
  • This retreat is organised and managed by the Nelson Insight Mediation group. For all matters related to this retreat please contact us via the email below, rather than the Wangapeka Retreat Centre.
Registration Form
This retreat is now fully booked, due to accommodation limitations.
We may be able to consider several more participants who are prepared to camp (tent or campervan).
Please contact us via the email below.
The registration form includes many more details about the retreat.
You are welcome to view it without submitting the form.
If your question is not answered there, please email us at:

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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