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Simple Goodness: Loving-Kindness with Kath Mitchell

September 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - September 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

We all have the same innate, boundless loving capacity. Kindness is a beautiful gift we can cultivate, nurture and give to ourselves and others. In many people’s experience, it is often easier to be kind to others, than to ourselves. In this weekend retreat we will learn the healing and generous meditation practice of Loving-Kindness, to allow our hearts to soften. Our exploration will be nourished by the supportive natural environment of the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre.

Meditation and creative activities will be offered for you to explore Loving-Kindness in different ways. As love and kindness towards ourselves and all of life grows, we can open more fully to the reality of here and now. Through this process, a greater sense of flow and simple goodness in our everyday lives will unfold.

This retreat is suitable for beginners and people with meditation experience.


Cost: Early bird: $150 (plus Dana/Koha*) if registered and paid in full more than 7 days before the workshop starts.


Full Fee: $175 (plus Dana/Koha*). This includes accommodation, food and cook’s fee.


Please contact Kath Mitchell for more information: mitchell.kath@gmail.com for more information.


To register please fill out our online registration form

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


*Dana means generosity and giving. The teachings are offered freely. You are invited to give Dana/Koha to Kath for the teaching.


About Kath: Kath Mitchell has studied and practiced at the Wangapeka study and retreat centre for 28 years. She has an extensive background in drama and teaching. Kath has heartfelt appreciation for all the meditation and Dharma teaching she has received and continues to receive.

She has co-facilitated the Young Adults Retreat for the past 4 years. Recently she led a Compassionate Relating retreat with her husband and was an assistant teacher for the Introductory Retreat. She loves to offer and facilitate learning environments for people to explore deeply, heal and grow, for the well-being of the world.


September 22, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
September 24, 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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