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    We're Closed - Covid 19 Plan - March 24, 2020
    Mar 23, 2020
    The Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre is Now Closed — until further notice Kia ora Wangapeka whanau We hope you are all safe and well.  Here’s our update on Covid—19 and how this is affecting our treasured Wangapeka Community and Centre. Current situation in New Zealand: As of Monday 23rd March the...
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    Kumanu Wangapeka February 2020
    Mar 1, 2020
    SUMMARY OF BOT MEETING 7/2/20 FOR KUMANU WANGAPEKA Eftpos Machine in the Office It was agreed to a six month trial of not having Eftpos available in the Centre Office, with internet banking being the preferred, and most used option, when making payments. Kitchen The Kitchen Certification has been...
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    Review - Foundations of Mindfulness (2019) by Tarchin Hearn
    Mar 1, 2020
    A Book Review of Tarchin Hearn's recently updated "Foundations of Mindfulness" by Andy McIntosh In these modern times of mass information, and the availability of pretty much anything, we often seem to search for the latest in everything. Often overlooked, or sometimes completely dismissed, are the foundations from which...
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    All of Space is Pervaded with Love by Elli Yates
    Mar 1, 2020
    Closer to the ground than I’d expected and burrowed deep in the trunk of the body, the heart centre was revealed to me slowly over the course of the two week Boundless Embrace retreat with Bonni Ross. Beginning to work with this space was challenging for me at first;...
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    Reviews -- Poised in the Present Weekend by Diane, Rona, and Lucy
    Mar 1, 2020
    Diane Johnstone February 14th 2020, Valentines Day for many, saw our whanau of four traveling to the wonderful Wangapeka for a very heartfelt and community centred retreat - "Poised in the Present." Expertly crafted by the 2020 Year of Clear Vision Team along with special guest Rob...
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    News of Leander Kane
    Mar 1, 2020
    As many people know, our beloved teacher Leander Kane underwent open heart surgery in Hamilton last week. Her surgery was very successful and she is recovering well. Here is the latest post from Dawa Rowley (Thursday 27th Feb) GREAT NEWS! Our beloved Leander is healing well, starting to talk and eat,...
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    Elder Spotlight - Matthew Eades
    Feb 8, 2020
    Our Elder Matthew Eades on the Mount Arthur walk.
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    Wangapeka Team February 2020
    Feb 7, 2020
    Teamwork #retreat #dharma #lovingkindness #meditation
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    Summer Sitting Spots - Namgyal Plaque
    Feb 6, 2020
    Namgyal Plaque is located on the path between the Main Hall and the Whare. It's cool on hot days and the summer sound is often a symphony of Cicadas.
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    Wangapeka Gems - True Refuge #1
    Feb 6, 2020
    The quoting of Tarchin's Natural Awakening was a satisfying exercise. So I decided to quote his True Refuge next. Given the number of stickies, I'm not sure I narrowed it down at all!!! Guess it's a great book 😀👍❤️
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    Spiral Walk - Peace in the Park - January
    Feb 6, 2020
    Setting up the spiral walk <smile><heart> 😀❤️ Peace in the Park, January 5th, 2020 #peace #dharma #community #wangapeka #meditation #karakia #parihaka
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    Bubbles - Peace in the Park - January
    Feb 6, 2020
    *WooHoo* what a great bubble! credit: Iain at "Peace in the Park", Anzac Park, Nelson, NZ
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    Status Update - January 30 - Power to the Wangapeka!
    Jan 30, 2020
    Yay!!! We're halfway towards achieving our goal of $50,000. *Thank you* to all of you who've donated so far. One of the concerns we've heard is that there is little context for the power upgrade.  That is, "What does moving from 30 Amps service to 90 Amps of service really mean?" ...
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    Happy Birthday Namgyal Rinpoche 2019 by Lama Mark Webber
    Jan 26, 2020
    Namgyal Legacy 2020 Lama Mark Webber: the Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche on his birthday. April 2019 https://youtu.be/NYui4XHY8vc What Is This? Namgyal Legacy 2020 is an online archive of video events featuring teachers, and community leaders, fortunate enough to have received direct teaching, and inspiration, from Namgyal Rinpoche. There will be one, or more, videos...
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    Primordial Dharma by Tarchin Hearn
    Jan 12, 2020
    Namgyal Legacy 2020 Tarchin Hearn's "Primordial Dharma: Explorations of Meaningful Living in Disruptive Times". Explore a path of living that is good at the beginning, good in the middle and good at the end – deepening wisdom, compassion and non-clinging awareness for the sake of all of us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGcICpvQd78&feature=youtu.be What Is This? Namgyal Legacy...
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    Power to the Wangapeka! Please Make a Donation.
    Dec 31, 2019
      DONATE NOW Campaign Update - March 8 We're So Close To Our Goal, Help Us Power Up The Wangapeka! Firstly we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to the 51 generous donors who have contributed a total of $39,048 towards the $50,000 needed to complete the...
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    Black and White at Wangapeka by Jo Leyland
    Dec 30, 2019
    A rat with its paws on my boot A possum sticking his head in the doorway at night A flash of lightning and roll of thunder, on cue as we start the day of Black. Two kereru gorging on the cherry tree leaves below the Whare, Two black little pigs nosing along the...
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    New Wangapeka T-Shirts Now Available!
    Dec 30, 2019
    Our first round of new Wangapeka T-shirts have just arrived at the Centre and are now available to buy. We feel the new T-shirts will be an excellent way for retreatants to support the centre after their visit, as well as giving them a tangible reminder of their experience...
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    20/20 A Year of Clear Vision January Theme
    Dec 30, 2019
    We are pleased to offer you our first months theme, which is using Joanna Macy’s work as an introduction to the power of communicating honestly, in community, our deepest feelings about the dilemmas facing our world. https://youtu.be/9x9mx_5BEPE Bonni discussing the January Theme The Work That Reconnects http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=8238 The Greatest Dangerhttps://www.yesmagazine.org/issue/climate-solutions/opinion/2008/02/02/the-greatest-danger/ The Six Rules...
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    20/20 A Year of Clear Vision Peace Comes Quietly
    Dec 30, 2019
    An invitation to our visible and invisible friends around the world . . . please join in welcoming the New Year, wherever you are, in whatever way you choose, with love in your hearts and the sincere motivation to dedicate this year of clear seeing to loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic...
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    20/20 A Year of Clear Vision December Update
    Dec 21, 2019
    Many of our anchors from around the world have reported in with their progress in setting up their Community Sharing Circles. We have nearly 40 groups ranging from 6 to 15 people, in eight countries, that are in the process of getting to know one another. Because we will be...
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    A Fruitful Springtime of Community by Jaime and Juliana
    Dec 21, 2019
    Excerpts from A Fruitful Spring Time Of Community… The Immeasurable School in Brazil by Jaime Howell and Juliana Griese “My wish is that more young people have the opportunity to be supported and uplifted by this type of work. It is good medicine for our whole world.” Kushla 2019 Participant Here...
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    Open Day at the Wangapeka Centre by Jo Leyland
    Dec 20, 2019
    Sunday 17th November saw first-time visitors from Nelson, Wakefield and nearby Tapawera valleys take the opportunity to visit the Wangapeka Study & Retreat Centre on its open day. The programme of guided walks, by James Mathieson, gentle walking and sitting meditations with Jane Hobday and Mark Schrader,...
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    Kumanu Wangapeka December 2019
    Dec 20, 2019
    Kumanu November 2019 -- BOT Summary BOTJane Hobday will leave the BOT at the end of 2019 after an amazing 10 years of service to the centre as a trustee. She has such in-depth knowledge of the centre, policy manual and community—we say “What will we do without you?”...
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    Farewell by Jane Hobday
    Dec 20, 2019
    Where we live, near the magnificent Motueka River, there was a brilliant swimming hole. For years, we locals refreshed ourselves in the cool running water every summer. The severe floods of February 2018 altered the river and the swimming hole became less accessible. The same floods, however, opened a...
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    Celebrating Wangapeka 2019 - A Year in Review
    Dec 20, 2019
    Wangapeka 2019 - A Year in Review is a collection of writings from our Wangapeka website and Newsphere newsletter published in e-Book form.  For Wangapeka members it’s a trip down memory lane to events we participated in, and an opportunity to expand and engage with the whole community. With over...
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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...