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‘Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There!’ – Breathing Meditation Weekend

August 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - August 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Want to learn to meditate? Perhaps you have tried and need some more skills and extra encouragement? Or possibly, you already meditate and wish to develop your practice and drop into a full weekend of meditation.  If so, then this weekend retreat will support you in exploring this.


The weekend will be predominantly silent and offers you the opportunity to learn, strengthen and enliven your individual practice of breathing meditation.  Alongside this there will be opportunities for sharing and questions as well as time for individual practice; including space to enjoy just ‘being’ at the Wangapeka Centre – a very beautiful environment.


The facilitators of the course, Duncan Mackay and Mark Schrader, are both experienced meditators who bring their enthusiasm, creativity and skills to the retreat.

The facilitators are giving the teaching freely. You are welcome to offer them Kōha/Dana



$175  ($150 if registered and paid in full more than 7 days before the workshop starts). This   includes accommodation, food and a cook.

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

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

Enquiries about the workshop: email yield@slingshot.co.nz (Duncan Mackay)

Enquiries about the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre: email Faith wangapekacentre@gmail.com


August 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
August 20, 2017 @ 2:00 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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