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Jul 2016

Compassionate Relating with Kath Mitchell and Mark Schrader

Jul 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pmJul 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

The Power of Compassionate Communication Friday 15 July (arrive by 6pm) through to Saturday 23 July (leave after lunch), 2016. Or weekend option. We are always in relationship, we are constantly communicating both verbally and non-verbally with friends, partners, whanau, colleagues, shop assistants, pets and other animals, earth, food, breath, sleep, our minds… everything. Our question is: How can we be with all this and keep a sense of well-being?   This retreat is about exploring compassionate relating, and wholesome…

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Sep 2016

Chenrezig, Wisdom and Compassion Retreat Weekend with Mark Schrader

Sep 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pmSep 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

Chenrezig is a Tibetan-based Buddhist meditation that embodies the union of wisdom and compassion. It is an exploration of rich symbolic imagery that enables one to connect deeply with these two qualities in oneself and therefore in others.

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Jan 2017

Clear View, Kind Heart, The Practice of Transcendent Compassion with Bonni Ross

Jan 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pmJan 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

6 – 20 January, 2017 'Let me help you,' said the monkey to the fish, 'you'll drown!' And monkey lifted fish out of the river and put him in the tree.   Sometimes compassionate motivation and action goes horribly wrong. We suffer from the ripening of unintended consequences in our personal lives, and we see that same effect on our planet every day. If our kind hearts are not informed by clear minds, free of projection, opinion and the toxic roots of…

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Sep 2018

The Heart of Understanding Insight Retreat with Jeremy Logan & Kanya

Sep 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pmSep 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm

13 – 17 September 2018

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Apr 2019

Courage! Tara for Today Retreat with Bonni Ross

Apr 19 @ 6:00 pmMay 19 @ 2:00 pm

19 April – 19 May 2019

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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
wangapekacentre@gmail.com

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