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4 day Chenrezig Meditation Retreat with Mark Schrader

July 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - July 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

This is an experiential meditation course which focuses on developing compassion, both for oneself and for others. Each day we will practice together as a group as well as having space for you to practice independently. We will touch into a variety of themes (e.g. Refuge – where is my place of safety? Wholesome livelihood – what is an ethical life? Alongside connecting with your deeper aspiration – what is it that is really important in my life?). Questions arising spontaneously from those attending will also be explored.

Chenrezig is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation that embodies the union of wisdom and compassion. It is an exploration of rich symbolic imagery and sound that enables us to connect deeply with these two qualities of wisdom and compassion in ourselves and therefore in others. Both beginners and those who wish to deepen this practice are welcome to attend. The facilitator, Mark Schrader, is an experienced teacher who brings enthusiasm, creativity and care to the retreat. It is the 4th year that Mark has offered this course at Wangapeka.

The course is limited to 14 participants so registering early is advisable. There is the option of attending just the weekend rather than the full 4 days —please enquire.


Course fee – $295 for the full 4 days or $165 for the weekend only (this fee includes food, accommodation and a resource fee) – The facilitator is giving the teaching freely although you are welcome to offer Kōha/Dana.

For more information: please contact Mark Schrader schrader.mark@gmail.com


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About Mark Schrader:

Mark has appreciated co–facilitating Community Courses at Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre and then more recently the Young Adults’ Retreat & the Compassionate Relating course. He has an extensive background in meditation and has had a regular daily practice for over forty years.

Mark has a respectful style of teaching that encourages each person to touch into their own inherent wisdom. He teaches with humour and kindness. He began working in the field of Mental Health about 20 years ago and currently works as a counsellor in Nelson.


July 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
July 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
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Welcome to the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre. We are located in the foothills of the Southern Alps overlooking the Wangapeka River, about an hour and a half drive SW of Nelson, 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 beautiful centre.

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, Movement, Yoga, Dance, Feldenkrais, Wellness, Wellbeing, Archetypal Integration, Western Mysticism, Non-Duality, Dzogchen, Mahamudra, Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings with Empowerments and Sadhana Practice.

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. Many people visit from all over the world to meditate and enjoy the beauty of the centre.

355 Wangapeka River Rd
R.D.2. Wakefield 7096
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 522 4221

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