26 - 28 Jun 2020


5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Heart Sutra – A Weekend with Matthew Eades

Friday 26th June to Sunday 28th June 2020

The Heart Sutra is one of the most profound and influential teachings of the Mahayana Path. In its many variations it lays out the essence of the path to full awakening. So profound is the environment that is envisaged that it is often referred to as “ the Mother of the Buddhas”. In this short weekend we will touch on some of the ways of encouraging the conditions that will help this environment flourish by exploring some of the meditative pathways that have been developed over the last two millennia. This weekend is accessible to all practitioners. It also acts as a seal on the four week study course on the Heart Sutra that will be offered in Nelson in June.

Course Costs

This includes food, accommodation & resource fee.

Wangapeka Members – $164

Non-members – $184

The Teaching is given freely although you are welcome to offer dana “a gift freely and joyfully given”, to Matthew

For more information please contact Mark Schrader (Course Manager)

Matthew Eades

Matthew is a seasoned practitioner who has been weaving the principles of Buddhadharma into his life for over 45 years. His formal training came primarily under the auspices of the Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche, culminating in a three year dedicated teacher training program in the mid1980’s. Since then he has structured his life to support and sustain the teachings of awakening in a more directed fashion, working primarily with his partner Bonni Ross to expand the experience of transformation in everyday life for all beings.


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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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