02 - 06 Feb 2024


All Day

The Way of Harmony through Mindfulness and Movement

There’s calm in the eye of the storm; a refuge within the easeful flow of our own breathing.

Spend four days focused on the satisfying practice of easeful mindfulness. Mindfulness of breath and body, combined with simple movement exercises, can clear our minds, bring peace to our bodies, with long-lasting results. Along with mindfulness sessions, there will be opportunities for river swims, forest walks and your own quiet time.

Reconnect with nature, your body, and let go of stress. Learn positive skills that can transform your life.

Silananda has been a student of Ven. Namgyal Rinpoché’s teachings since 1976 and has studied with many wise teachers. He has also been studying Aikido since 1990 and has taught for the last fifteen years. Silananda’s teachings combine traditional Buddhist wisdom with Aikido exercises and mindfulness through movement, walking and swimming.

Rooms and huts: $416
Members: $376

Camping: $316
Members: $304

Have further questions? Contact Course Manager Jemimah Peacocke: for further information.

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Jemimah Peacocke


Jemimah Peacocke

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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