A Zen retreat is an opportunity to reconnect with our lives.
As we meditate, we let our busy-ness subside.
We discover our mind, body and breath,
and move more deeply into harmony with the world.
Weekend Zen Retreat
Nau mai, haere mai!
This weekend retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. Wangapeka is a beautiful secluded location, and an inspiring location to come together to practice. Please join us for a programme of zazen (Zen meditation), liturgy, a talk by elders and/or senior practitioners, and mindful work practice. Instruction in zazen will be offered on Friday evening for those new to MRO Zen practice. Saturday will run to a sesshin schedule, and Sunday will be dedicated to Zen creative practice.
Note on Noho Rāhui
Because we can’t be sure about what Covid alert level we will be at, we are limiting participation to 16 people, so we can practice physical distancing in the retreat. We may ask practitioners to wear masks in the zendo and we understand that it will probably not be possible for sangha from the North Island to make plans to travel here for this retreat. An online component will not be possible due to very poor Wifi from Wangapeka.
$150 includes all meals (vegetarian).
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. For subsidies, apply directly to the organisers by emailing email@example.com or phone Gwitha on 021 121 8133 by 25 October.
Internet banking payments to: Nelson Zenz, Westpac a/c # 03-0703-0368522-01
Please put "Wangapeka" and your name as references.
What should I bring?
• sleeping bag, pillow (earplugs optional)
• woollen hat
• outdoor clothing and footwear for work practice
• loose-fitting clothing for meditation, dark or muted in colour.
If you have questions about this retreat please contact Gwitha Kaido Nash:
021 121 8133
021 121 8133