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Unravelling the Mystery with Jonathan Chambers

August 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - August 6, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Unravelling the Mystery: A weekend of Dharma, Meditation & Yoga

Yoga and meditation are much more than techniques for calming the body and mind.  Simply put, their ultimate purpose is to unravel the very fabric of self-experience – to reveal the true nature of this profound mystery we call life.


In this weekend workshop we will explore Mystery and Truth through contemplation, meditation, and gentle somatic practices including yoga.  Drawing primarily from the Buddhist teachings of the Mahayana (Great Vehicle), we will identify the key threads to pull in order to initiate this unraveling process, and deepen our understanding of how this process unfolds.


Costs: $175  ($150 if registered and paid in full more than 7 days before the workshop starts). This is brilliant value as it includes accommodation, food and a cook.


Plus Dana (Donation) for Jonathan.


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About Jonathan:

Jonathan has been practicing yoga, meditation, and buddha-dharma since 2003 and teaching since 2011. His foundational practices have been Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (in the tradition of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois) and vipassana meditation (in the tradition of S.N. Goenka).  In 2013 he began working with the rich teachings and practices of Vajrayana and has more recently begun a study of Taoist energy arts including Qigong.

Jonathan’s main teacher of buddha-dharma (abhidhamma and vajrayana / dzogchen traditions) is Lama Mark Webber, whose root teacher was the Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche. His main yoga teacher was John Scott, who is a direct student of Pattabhi Jois. In addition, Jonathan has studied Qigong and Qigong Tui Na with Taoist lineage holder Bruce Frantzis.  Jonathan has been given the blessing to teach dharma and meditation by Lama Webber and is a YA200 registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance having completed teacher training with John Scott.

Jonathan lives in Nelson, New Zealand with his partner and two young children.  He integrates a full family life with a dedication to the practice and teaching of a universal path of awakening.

ph: 021 1860 476


August 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
August 6, 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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