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Bodhi Seeds- A six-week residential retreat for young adults

  • Wangapeka study and reteat centre 355 Wangapeka River Road Tapawera, Tasman, 7096 New Zealand (map)
Six week residential retreat for young adults aged 18-35 at the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre New Zealand. Meditation, contemplation, community, dance, music, refuge, belonging.


Bodhi Seeds: A six-week residential retreat for young adults. July 28th - 7th September.

Now in its second year, this retreat will offer an affordable opportunity for people ages 18 - 35 to practice living dharma. As a community, we will deepen our skills in contemplation, meditation, integrate service to the land, dance and explore ritual in ways that are authentic, safe and engaging. The focus this year will be around giving and receiving, there will be opportunities to deepen your facilitation/leadership skills as well as receive teachings from others.


"The next Buddha may take the form of a community - a community practising understanding and loving kindness, a community practising mindful living.
This maybe the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth.”

                                    Thich Nhat Hanh

Costs are $900 for the six weeks; this includes food, accommodation and teaching/facilitation and resources. The costs are low because this is a residential retreat subsidised by the Board of Trustees to encourage the growth of wisdom and compassion in young people.

Participants interested require:
- Commitment to attend 7 days a week of the retreat content for the six weeks.
- Enthusiasm for service. As a group, we will exchange free accommodation for daily work on the land.
- Willingness to participate with an aspiration to support life, foster kindness, speak and listen deeply and mindfully, and refrain from drugs and alcohol
- Genuine motivation toward exploring community-living
- Aged between 18 and 35

There are limited places available on this course. If you are a young person interested to deepen or begin your meditation, body work and sense of spiritual belonging,  contact Jaime.

Applications to attend.
Please email your details and a short paragraph stating your motivation to attend and ability to meet the requirements stated above. If your application is accepted, you will be invited to complete a registration form.
Applications to   Mob. 02102644351

Jaime Howell
Course Facilitator

About Jaime
Jaime is a graduate of a three-year mindfulness study and retreat offered by Tarchin Hearn. He has been living and practising youth, family and community work for the last ten years through the re-invention and development of contemporary Rite of Passage.  He spent the last three and half years living as a practitioner in residence at the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre. Jaime is the Director of Opening Minds ( He is currently studying and teaching Open Floor, an embodied moving meditation practice.


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