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Black and White – a Retreat in Western Mysteries Form


Black and White – a Retreat in Western Mysteries Form

Vast and finite. Day and night. Dark and light. Wrong and right.
Flee or fight. Loose and tight. Divide and unite. Rude and polite.
We are conditioned to perceive opposites. Our awareness of apparent dualities conditions all of our experience.

Our exploration of the power of black and white will engage the body in gentle physical movement — structured and creative. We’ll connect deeply with feelings through expression in colour and form… sound and silence. Creative imagination, meditation and dialogue will take us into new learning. Our practice will provide both solitary and interactive opportunities.

We invite you to suspend expectation and disbelief and enter the mystery we are already living.

Thursday 5 December (5pm) to Thurs 12 December (2pm)

This includes food, accommodation and a resource fee (but does not include *dana to the teacher):

Members: $595 plus dana
Non-members: $665 plus dana
Camping option: $504 members / $525 non-members plus dana

Participants should be in reasonably healthy states of mind and body, as both the inner landscape of personal emotion and the outer environment of Wangapeka present challenges. Preference will be given to those able to attend the full retreat. Those applying to come for shorter periods must begin at the beginning.

Traditionally an offering of dana is made to the teacher at the beginning of the retreat and is a profound practice in itself. Giving can help us open; and through an open hearted state of receptivity, we can find ourselves more able to receive.

Please bring cash if you would like to make a financial contribution to the Teacher. Giving as generously as you can, enables Bonni to continue sharing the precious Teachings for the benefit of all. Thank you.

Bonni Ross
Bonni Ross has taught extensively at the Wangapeka over the last 30 years and is a deeply respected ‘Centre Elder ‘. She began exploring the teachings of liberation in the early sixties. In the mid 70’s she met her principal teacher, Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche, whose direct, eclectic teaching and example are central to her life and teaching.

For further information please contact the course manager: Mark Schrader c2NocmFkZXIgISBtYXJrIHwgZ21haWwgISBjb20=

To register please fill out our online registration form

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