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Zen Weekend Meditation Retreat: Mountains and Rivers Order

November 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - November 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

Start this retreat either 23 or 24 November
Retreat concludes Sunday 26 November

A Zen retreat is an opportunity to reconnect with our lives. As we meditate, we let our busyness subside. We discover the stillness of our mind. And we move more deeply into harmony with the world.

This special weekend retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. Please join us either Thursday evening or Friday (any time) through to Sunday lunch for seated and walking meditation, Zen art practice, Zen talks, liturgy, and mindful work practice.

We invite you to explore this powerful weekend of Zen practice amid the beauty of the Wangapeka Valley.
Cost: Thursday start $200; Friday start $140. 

Please don’t let financial issues prevent you from attending this retreat. There are some funds available to assist those who cannot meet the full retreat cost. Apply directly by 25th October if you would like a reduction in fees, (applications after this date may not be accepted).

For more information about this event click here, or contact the organiser, Gwitha Kaido Nash: nelson@zen.org.nz or 03-548-9969.

This event is hosted by the Nelson branch of the Mountains and Rivers Order.



November 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
November 26, 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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