22 - 24 Jul 2022


5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Time Out For Practice In Community – Update

Time Out For Practice In Community – Updated 12 July

We now have a cook so there are new prices.

From Friday 22nd July 5pm (supper at 6pm) to Sunday 24th July 3pm


An open invitation to join members of the dharmasphere collective for a weekend of practice and compassionate engagement in community life.

This weekend we will focus on one of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness- Awareness of Body. We will meditate, explore and practice together both in formal and informal ways throughout the weekend and support the establishment of a continuum of awareness in all our activities.

There will be plenty of opportunity to simply ‘be’ at the Centre and to enjoy exploring the natural beauty of Winter at the Wangapeka.

Everyone is welcome to be part of this community weekend.

Costs Updated

Costs will be accommodation, food and a cooks fee.

Members $168
Non members $188

We look forward to you joining us!  To attend you will need to take a Rapid Antigen Test not less than 24 hours before you arrive. See Covid policy here

Information and Registration

For more information contact Course Manager Louise Petzold

To register please fill out our online registration form

Register now

If using Paypal please add 5% of the total cost and include with your payment to cover Paypal’s fees.

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

[Image credit: Zoltan Tasi on Unsplash]

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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