Treasured Earth – A Meditation Retreat with Duncan Mackay – CANCELLED

Friday 5th August at 5pm – Sunday 7th August 2pm 2022

This retreat has been CANCELLED. If you have registered, you will be refunded.

In this nourishing earth-based retreat we will be studying geometry, crystallography and the elements. Crystals and gems have attracted human kind across millennia; the colour, translucence and forms of these precious materials speak to us of beauty and transformation.

Through the exploration of space, shape and ground we will rediscover specific forms that can act as depth symbols when placed in a meditation context.

How do we retain a sense of stability in uncertain times? Through conscious questioning and open minded curiosity we will look at how we, as individuals, relate to the whole and how we are all deeply interconnected.

Complementing formal meditation practice will be art exercises, working with colour on paper and also in 3D. Threaded throughout will be gentle body centered exercises based on T’ai Chi and Chi Gung practice.

The course is limited to 12 participants so registering early is advisable.


Member: $198

Non-Member: $218

* Costs include food, accommodation, and a resource fee.

Dana/Koha – the Teaching is offered freely although you are welcome to offer Duncan dana/koha as an expression of your generosity and support for the Teachings.

For more information – please contact Duncan at

About Duncan:

Duncan Mackay has a background in geology and earth sciences, jewellery making, T’ai Chi and Chi Gung and has practiced meditation and has been attending various retreats with well known Teachers such as Namgyal Rinpoche, Bonni Ross and Tarchin Hearn for the past 30 years.


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05 - 07 Aug 2022


5:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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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