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    20/20 A Year of Clear Vision November Update
    Nov 19, 2019
    We are happy to announce that the program for the year of exploration has launched. Over 40 individuals in seven countries have responded to the invitation to anchor a Community Sharing Circle. November/December is a time for the anchors to gather their groups together and to troubleshoot any potential...
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    Life As It Is Retreat – A Reflection by Catherine Gilberd
    Nov 18, 2019
    "Life As It Is" Wangapeka Family Friendly Retreat 11 – 13 October 2019 Kia ora koutou katoa. It was with much anticipation that James and I travelled with our 9 year old daughter Lily from Wellington to Wangapeka for this family oriented retreat. Lily had been asking to return...
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    Blood of the Flax by Ray Caird
    Nov 18, 2019
    Ray Caird is a long-time member of Wangapeka—around 35 years! Here he tells us his history with Wangapeka. Recently he has written a wonderful book: Blood of the Flax. As a not for profit project, Ray has made a kind offer to donate $10 to Wangapeka, from every...
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    Kumanu Wangapeka September 2019
    Sep 26, 2019
    Summary of the Wangapeka Educational Trust Board Meeting 23rd September 2019 Policy Manual Review Louise is working on the task of identifying policies that may need reviewing or deleting due to changing structures / processes / legislation. Reports Our financial situation appears to be steady and our income...
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    A Minor Mystery by Dave Pooch
    Sep 23, 2019
    Does anybody know anything about this statue of a Buddha or yogi? It is made of plaster and has been in deep retreat in the Whare for many years. Jangchub brought it to light while he was teaching the Brazilian students at Wangapeka. But how did it get there? Who gave it?...
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    An Invitation To Anchor A Community Sharing Circle Process by Clear Vision Team
    Sep 23, 2019
    download 20/20 — A YEAR OF CLEAR VISIONWANGAPEKA STUDY AND RETREAT CENTRE FEELING INSPIRED?  HERE’S HOW TO GET INVOLVED —AN INVITATION TO ANCHORA COMMUNITY SHARING CIRCLE PROCESS Our Promise Don’t be afraid!  None of us knew how this works when we first started, and we’ll be there to help you learn by doing. ...
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    20/20 A Year Of Clear Vision (September Newsphere) by Bonni Ross and Clear Vision Team
    Sep 23, 2019
    The 20/20 A Year of Clear Vision website is here download At some point near the middle of a three month retreat at Wangapeka last year, consciousness spit out the words 2020 A YEAR OF CLEAR VISION — no kidding, just like that, in caps! Politely refusing a bigger distraction, I...
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    Chenrezig Retreat Reflection by Lucy Andreetti
    Sep 23, 2019
    The Wangapeka study and retreat centre. Chenrezig 5 day retreat. This being my first silent retreat of notable length I assumed my usual anxious and fast paced mind would be shouting at me to run back to the city, and I would spend most of my time out of meditation battling myself...
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    Wangapeka Weekend — Hui and AGM by Kath Mitchell
    Aug 9, 2019
    The Hui The Hui tilted “A Harvest of Insight” was true to its name. In the morning a large circle of over 30 people, in the main hall of Wangapeka, shared our experiences of coming from retreat into the midst of day-to-day life.  People spoke with a wonderful honesty and openness. Jonathan and Chani facilitated...
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    Being A Trustee Of The Wangapeka Educational Trust by Pierre Mitchell
    Aug 9, 2019
    As I sit here in front of my computer facing a blank screen, I reflect on the reasons why having been a trustee has enriched my life so much and the lessons I have hopefully learned. So many memories, so many thoughts, so many emotions, sadness and joy, disappointments...
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    Five Months in New Zealand - A Dharma Adventure by Luinda Bleackley
    Aug 9, 2019
    Reviewing my time in New Zealand, I have seen such beauty: Young people sincerely taking on the teachings of the dharma, living lives of seeking. Creative energies, spilling forth in music and art. Aspiring bodhisattvas practicing ethical shopping and composting and gardening. Seeing Wangapeka as a refuge in the world, where people come...
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    Bonni’s Cultivation of Peace Workshop by Jane Hobday and Noreen Cambon
    Jul 27, 2019
    The beginning session for Cultivation of Peace with Bonni Ross took place this morning (2019.07.14) in Nelson, NZ when folks on chairs or cushions made a circle in the spacious plant-filled room at Wellness Movement. Planet Earth sat resting in the middle of our circle. Bonni began with a gentle...
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    4th Annual Dzogchen Retreat with Lama Mark Webber - review by Linda Friend
    Jul 4, 2019
    In March, I attended a month long retreat with Lama Mark Webber at Wangapeka Retreat Centre. The retreat itself was life changing on my path of Buddhist practice.  In addition, it was a delight to be able to stay at Wangapeka Centre in very comfortable, individual rooms with good...
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    Green Tara Retreat Review by Karen Harley
    Jul 4, 2019
    Green Tara RetreatTara……….The Great MotherNurturingProtectiveForgivingCourageousFear dissolver. Throughout this retreat I felt a willingness to enter into this practice that developed into focus and openness. There was a deep appreciation for my Teacher, the Sangha, and my own Mother. Devotion for Tara also arose, which produced a sense of confidence and determination. Post retreat I have noticed surprising bursts of...
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    Community News – Immeasurable School
    Jul 4, 2019
    Amazing Opportunity: 3 Months Mindfulness Retreat for Young Adults (20-35) Mindfulness - Movement - Healing - Nature - Rituals - Community With Jaime Howell and Juliana Griese Brazil, 26 August – 10 November 2019 With the intention to support young people to stand strong in their goodness and move well in these challenging times, we are offering this Immeasurable...
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    Introducing Wangapeka's New Communications Team
    Jul 4, 2019
    Exciting changes have been taking place in the Wangapeka Communications department. Mira’s resignation left some big gaps to fill, and this has been happening through the generosity of a team of community members working collaboratively. The new Wangapeka Communications team includes: Iain Verigin: Webmaster, Comms overview, Instagram & FB editor, technical support and infrastructure,...
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    Wangapeka Retreat Centre Annual Hui and AGM July 27-28
    Jul 4, 2019
    You are warmly invited to attend the Wangapeka Hui and AGM 2019 on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July. It’s a wonderful opportunity to come and spend time with the Community for a day or the whole weekend. Bring yourself, the usual Wangapeka equipment and some dana to offer for food and accommodation. (There’s no charge for food and...
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    KUMANU June/July
    Jul 4, 2019
    Kumanu 1. (verb) (-ngia,-tia) to tend carefully, foster, attend to, care for, cherish. Keeping you connected with what’s happening with the Board of Trustees and at the Centre Donations needed : Good quality beautiful shrine cloths and fabrics of various colours for the Whare. Many of our old cloths have candle wax or stains on them, so it’s...
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    Wangapeka Repairs and Maintenance
    Jun 21, 2019
    The name is almost sleep inducing. The Wangapeka repairs and maintenance sub-committee. Yawn. Despite the long winded name, it is currently enjoying a renaissance. Thanks to the efforts of Glenn Harley and Board secretary Tim Leyland a whole lot of new energy has arrived. Over Queens Birthday weekend the...
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    Wangapeka Weekend with Qabalah, Moon, Venus, and Friends
    Jun 7, 2019
    The first day of winter brought the year’s first snow to Wangapeka. There was snow on the peaks at the head of the valley and maybe, possibly, there was a light sprinkle on the top of Jones Ridge. This was also Queens Birthday weekend and a cancelled retreat gave...
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    Teachings from the Qabalah with Bonni Ross
    May 25, 2019
    The focus of the morning will be on the ''Tree of Life'' and Bonni will guide us in exploring some of the mysteries concealed within it. Date: Sunday 2 June 2019 Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm Venue: Riverside Community Cultural Centre 289, Main Rd, Lower Moutere. Morning tea will be provided. If you would like...
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    Brazilians on Retreat with Jangchub at the Wangapeka
    May 25, 2019
    Lovely experience with lovely people in a lovely place Jangchub would often tell us the importance of organising retreats outside of our home country. That would get us out of our comfort zone by living in different cultures. I never thought I would, but I cheered up when I heard him...
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    A two week travel retreat in Western Australia with Mira Riddiford
    May 25, 2019
    Students from New Zealand, Bali and Australia recently spent a two-week travel retreat led by Mira Riddiford at the Origins Centre, in Balingup near Perth, Western Australia. Origins is a sister centre to the Wangapeka, both being founded by Chimé Shore and friends. How invigorating it was to rise each...
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    Kumanu Wangapeka March 2019
    Apr 3, 2019
    BOT Meeting Report from 6/3/19 Meeting Big change for the centre is the theme for the New Year at Wangapeka.  It has been a very full couple of months with much activity as we navigate the fast-approaching changes of our caretakers' Faith and Guy, and the resignation of our Communications...
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    An article on why I devoted ten years to doing communications
    Apr 3, 2019
    My mother and father both came from large family farms. This meant on weekends and school holidays when visiting grandparents, I spent as much time as possible wandering in nature. I took long walks by myself to relax my mind. I felt at...
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    Samantabhadra in the Buddha Grove Retreat with Tarchin Hearn Review
    Apr 3, 2019
    The Buddha Grove sits up in a little roundish copse, a clearing within the meandering gardens of Orgyen, the lovely home of Tarchin and Mary. With its lush green vegetation, its huge variety of trees and plants and little benches for rest and...
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    Tarchin's 70th Birthday Celebration
    Apr 3, 2019
    Tarchin turned 70 this year - not a particularly remarkable milestone when most of us these days can expect to live well into our nineties. But there was an extra poignancy to this one, given that Tarchin and his body have been dancing...