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Embracing Compassion with Keith Rowan

Sep 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pmSep 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

This one week intensive meditation retreat at the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre will be an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the meaning of compassion and to develop it more and more within ourselves.

This development is specific yet universal, not vague or shallow. Whether viewed from the point of view of our day to day experience or from an analysis of the nature of existence, compassion is central. The Dalai Lama has said, “If you want others to be happy, practise compassion. If you yourself want to be happy, practise compassion.”

Keith Rowan is a life-long student of the dharma. “As a practitioner I definitely fall short but I have had the good fortune to receive valuable, authentic instruction from some great teachers and practitioners. Passing on their insights and wisdom as clearly as possible is my greatest pleasure.”

The Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre is a wonderful meditation centre in the wooded hills South West of Nelson. Quiet and secluded and designed specifically for retreat work it is the perfect place for this kind of exploration.


$500 food and accommodation

(Wangapeka members $460)

Plus dana/koha for the teaching

A $100 deposit is required at registration.

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

Register now

Contact: Any enquiries please contact amber@rigdzin.org

Registration beforehand is essential. On receipt of the deposit you will receive a sheet of guidance for those new to the Wangapeka Centre.


Sep 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Sep 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
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Welcome to the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre. People visit from all over the world to meditate and enjoy the peace of this remarkable destination. 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.

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

We are located in the foothills of the Southern Alps overlooking the Wangapeka River, about an hour and a half drive SW of Nelson, in the South Island of 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 peaceful centre.

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

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