The Wangapeka Study and Meditation Retreat Centre, near Nelson in the South Island of New Zealand holds Mindfulness retreats, Vipassana Insight retreats, Shamatha calm-abiding, loving-kindness retreats, and Mahayana and Vajrayana retreats with Wongkur, and Sadhana Practice. Retreats on Dzogchen and Mahamudra are also held.
The retreat centre is in the foothills of the Southern Alps, and 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 workshops, a fully catered kitchen with an organic vegetable garden.
We welome workshops of all types to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, walking tracks and gardens. We have a massage Octagon for body work. Yoga retreats, ecological study events and Singing workshops have all been held at the Wangapeka. Come and enjoy the peace and stillness. The Wangapeka is a unique jewel in the heart of New Zealand.