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Energy Rides the Winds with Bonni Ross

Apr 10 @ 12:00 pmMay 8 @ 12:00 pm

The simplest, most basic meditation practice that was taught by the Buddha is also one of the most potent.  Ānāpānasati—Mindfulness of Breathing– deepens calm, transforms negative patterning, loosens the body and brings clarity and harmony to the mind.  It is safe and suitable for all.

Through exploring the relationship between the energy of the elements (earth, water, fire and air) and the breath, it is possible to open to the deep mysteries of the path of awakening and freedom.

This retreat will be crafted with attention to the capacities of all participants. Preference will be given to those who can attend the whole retreat, but shorter stays that begin at the beginning, with a one week minimum, may be possible if space permits.

Participants should be in reasonably good physical and mental health to enjoy the challenges–inner and outer–of life at Wangapeka.


Costs include: food, accommodation and a resource fee (but does not include Dana to the teacher)

$2,262 (Members), $2,542 (Non-members)


About Dana

These teachings are given freely by Bonni.

Traditionally an offering of Dana is made to the teacher at the beginning of the retreat and is a profound practice in itself. Giving and generosity helps us to open, and from this open-hearted state, we find ourselves able to receive all we need to unfold.

Please bring cash if you would like to make a financial contribution to the Teacher. Giving as generously as you can supports Bonni to continue sharing the precious Buddhadharma for the benefit to all. Thank you.


About Bonni Ross

Bonni Ross has taught extensively at the Wangapeka Centre over the last 30 years and is a deeply respected ‘Centre Elder ‘.

Bonni began exploring the teachings of liberation in the early sixties. In the mid 1970’s she met her principal teacher, Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche, whose direct, eclectic teaching and example are central to her life.

For further information please contact the Course Manager:  Kath Mitchell mitchell.kath@gmail.com

To register please fill out our online registration form

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


Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm
May 8 @ 12:00 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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