With Cynthia Bourgeault’s encouragement, Pip and Bev of Contemplative Network Aotearoa New Zealand are developing a “home grown” Wisdom School which is grounded in practice, the how of knowing with more of ourselves, and based on the principles that Cynthia introduced at the very successful Introductory Wisdom School in February 2016.

The weekend will have some group input, and will centre around meditation, chant, lectio divina, qigong, and conscious work. The concept of contemplative dialogue will be introduced, and there will also be a balance of silence and opportunities for discussion and shared reflection.


Cost (includes catering and a koha for Pip and Bev’s facilitation):

  • Residential: $90.00
  • Non-residential: $50.00

Time: Friday, May 27 at 7:00 pm to Sunday, May 29 at 3:00 pm

Pre-requisite: an established meditation practice


To register or for more information, email Pip at pip.nicholls@xtra.co.nz or Bev at bev.s-c@outlook.com.


Please note: This weekend will be repeated in Wellington in October 2016, and an expanded 5-day version will be offered at Te Moata Retreat Centre in the Coromandel, January 24-29, 2017. If you are interested in either of these, please contact Bev or Pip.