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Wisdom and Method – Appreciating Namgyal Rinpoche

Oct 22, 2018 @ 10:30 am2:00 pm


Monday 22nd October 2018 will be the 15th anniversary of the passing, in Switzerland, of the Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche, the inspiration behind the founding of the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre.

To mark this day, Keith Rowan will give a short talk and lead us in a group practice at the commemoration wall.

There will also be an opportunity to share some memories of things and ways Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche taught us. This will be followed by a hearty lunch. Everybody is welcome.

Date: Monday 22nd October

Time: Ceremony starts at 10.30am

Followed by lunch cooked by Ronnie (there will be a dana bowl if you would like to make a contribution towards food costs)

PLEASE let Faith know if you will be coming by Monday 15th October so we can order food.

Looking forward to seeing you on Labour Day Monday.


Oct 22, 2018
10:30 am – 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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