03 - 14 May 2022


All Day

Time Out For Dharma In A Meditation-Based Community

Time Out for Dharma in a Meditation-Based Community

Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 14th May

Some members of the dharmasphere collective will be meditating at the Centre from May 3 to 14. We’ll be sitting together morning and evening, but other than that, activity will be self-directed, with the emphasis on silent solo meditation. It is also possible to offer service in support of Jacinta, our new caretaker.

We invite you to join us! To attend you will need to:

  • Be experienced enough in meditation to practice on your own with confidence.
  • Join at the beginning and stay for as long as you are able.
  • Bring sufficient food for your stay.

We will work out communal meal prep/clean up when we know who is on the land. There will be no “organising person” but a compassionate engagement in meditation-based community life.

There is a requirement to have a negative Rapid Antigen Test within 24 hours before you arrive. (Link to Covid-19 policy)


Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 14th May

Daily costs

Your cost will be the number of nights you are staying multiplied by the appropriate rate below.

Units and Huts:
Member: $48
Non-member: $58

Member: $30
Non-member: $33


There will be space for 15 meditators.

For more information contact Chani Grieve


To register please fill out our online registration form

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

Image credit: The Wangapeka Educational Trust

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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