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Explorations & Meditations on Nature with John Massey

Aug 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pmAug 19, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

“If you want to make God laugh. Tell him your plans!”

Is it possible that our minds are so full of plans and stories that we don’t notice what us around us?

So the ‘plan’ of this time is to become more curious and develop a greater interest for this vibrant living world that lives within reach, within sight of us.

There will be times for meditation and for developing stillness of body and mind, giving rise to mindfulness of the interconnectedness of life.

We will focus on the living (wondrous) nature of plants, in particular. Just bring your natural curiosity and interest in life and the willingness to expand both.

Amongst the wild tangled sprawling weavings of this earth’s ‘cloth’, and the attempts for order, there’s a natural orderliness. There’s an intricate interconnected ‘plan’ of beauty and magic, waiting for some eyes with mindfulness to rediscover. This is a time to remember, the putting together and rejoining, of one’s own interconnectedness to the wholeness of life.

About the facilitator John Massey:

John has studied herbs and wild plants for over 40 years, initially from the perspective of the benefits for health, food and medicine. While this knowledge is invaluable, the realisation after many years, is that the ability to ‘see’ and ‘know’ nature ‘feeds’ him far more than what he eats. John’s main work is in guiding people to connect with nature in more mindful ways.


$225 (early bird $195 if paid in full at least one week before the course starts).

The costs include: your own room, 3 meals a day (including tea and coffee) and the cook’s fee.


If using Paypal please add 5% of the total cost and include with your payment to cover Paypal’s fees – many thanks.

Plus Dana (donation) to John for his facilitation.

To register please fill out our online registration form

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

For further information about this course contact John:

email: yogaia10@gmail.com

ph: 027 234 8561

John Massey


Aug 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Aug 19, 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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