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Tending The Wild Edge of Sorrow with Jaime Howell

October 13 - October 17

A four-day residential retreat at Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre, this retreat is inspired by the work of Francis Wellar. With gentleness and support we will turn toward the shadow-lands of sorrow, shame, grief and loss. As a community, we will use meditation, ritual and embodied movement/dance to explore the relationship between sorrow, compassion and joy.


Costs: $335+ Dana for the teaching.


The $335 includes three healthy meals a day, your own room, resources and administration costs. In keeping with a tradition of generosity, the teaching is given freely. Each individual is encouraged to gift according to their means.


About Dana for teaching  – “generosity”

As the director of Opening Minds, Jaime is dedicated to the growth of wisdom and compassion in community. The training costs have been considerable to complete ten years of consistent retreat work, a Masters Degree in Education and the Open Floor teacher training. The fruits of a lifetime learning are offered to support you in meeting with life with wisdom and compassion. Each participant arrives at the amount of dana voluntarily. Dana is a practice of generosity that strengthens the giver and the receiver. Please bring cash to put in the dana bowl to support good teachings generously offered.


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


To register please fill out our online registration form

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


Contact: jaimeopeningminds@gmail.com for inquiries.


“Finally on my way to yes I bump into all the places where I said no to my life; all the untended wounds the red and purple scars those hieroglyphs of pain carved into my skin and bones, those coded messages that send me down the wrong street again and again where I find them, the old wounds the old misdirections and I lift them one by one close to my heart and I say, holy holy.” 
Pesha Joyce Gertler, The Healing Time.

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