Following the very successful Introductory Wisdom School in New Zealand this February with Cynthia Bourgeault and with her encouragement, Pip and Bev of Contemplative Network Aotearoa New Zealand are undertaking a second “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 in February (the first was in Auckland).

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 full residential accommodation and a koha for Pip and Bev’s facilitation): $210

  • If you would prefer to be non-residential (cost: $110 plus koha), please contact Pip.

Time: Friday, August 18 at 7:00 pm to Sunday, August 21 at 3:00 pm

Pre-requisite: an established meditation practice


To register or for more information, email Pip at


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