a 7-day residential retreat
with Nyanaviro (Stephen Archer)
10 – 17 November 2018
$540 (includes accommodation and food)
plus dana/koha for the teacher
About the Retreat
Mindfulness practice is the process of recognizing and responding to the wonder and gift of life itself, before our mind gets lost in opinions, judgements and doubt.
It is a natural unfolding of present moment awareness and feeling, and is developed through sustaining a relaxed and open sense of self-acceptance. Mindfulness promotes health, wellbeing and a deeper appreciation of our own true nature.
This silent retreat will consist of group sessions along with free time for retreatants to move with their own rhythm. Daily sessions include instruction in the practice of mindfulness, sitting and walking mindfulness meditations and an enquiry period. This retreat is suitable for people who are new to the practice as well as those with previous experience of mindfulness.
The seven day fully residential retreat will begin with a meal at 6pm on Saturday 10 November 2018 and finish in the early afternoon of Saturday 17 November 2018
What You Will Learn on This Retreat
- Experiential learning of the principles and practice of mindfulness
- Appreciating your body/mind in its natural state as the basis for self-awareness
- Learning to trust the present moment through feeling and attention
- Suitable for beginners who wish to get started in mindfulness practice
- Also appropriate for those who have already developed a practice and wish to deepen and extend into new areas of learning through the retreat experience
- A chance to deeply relax and consider what is most important to you
What is Included on This Retreat
- 7 nights accommodation
- Healthy vegetarian meals and refreshments
- A beautiful and supportive setting
- Structured and free time
- Group sessions along with optional one-on-one coaching sessions with Nyanaviro
- Pick up from Kerikeri or Taipa (see details below)
The venue for the retreat is the beautiful Tushita Hermitage in Peria Valley, Doubtless Bay, Northland. Set amongst the sub-tropical Northland vegetation, the Tushita Hermitage provides a unique and safe sanctuary with plenty of space, shared communal areas and also places where you can spend time alone, should you wish.
Accommodation and Meals
On-site accommodation and meals are provided for you. Accommodation is in shared rooms. Some single rooms are available on application, for an extra $20/night. There are modern and clean showers and toilets.
Who is it Suitable For?
This retreat is suitable for:
- Absolute beginners with no mindfulness experience
- Experienced mindfulness practitioners and meditators
- Those currently teaching or wanting to teach mindfulness
- Anyone wanting to deepen their experience of life
This retreat is $540 plus dana/koha for Nyanaviro. The $540 covers all your meals, accommodation and venue facilities. Nyanaviro’s fee is not set and consists entirely of your Dana offering. Dana (meaning generosity) invites each person to offer according to their means and what the retreat has been worth to them. Dana payment is given at the end of the retreat. This can be in cash, cheque or by internet banking – an account number will be provided. (Please note: there is no Eftpos at Tushita Ashram)
Retreat Facilitator – Nyanaviro (Stephen Archer)
Nyanaviro is a mindfulness educator. He is passionate about creating contexts where people can explore mindfulness and discover how it can assist them to realise sustainable wellbeing and generate new and transformative perspectives. Nyanaviro has been involved with mindfulness for over 35 years.
Since 2006 he has been studying with Yanchiji at Tushita Hermitage, Northland. He originally began practicing mindfulness meditation while completing a degree in Eastern religions and then trained for 13 years as an ordained Buddhist monk in the Thai forest tradition.
Nyanaviro facilitates mindful leadership and workplace programmes, and offers residential retreats and professional supervision for other trainers and practitioners.
He is Director of Mindfulness Training www.mindfulness-training.co.nz and an associate of Mindfulness Works www.mindfulnessworks.co.nz
Retreat Details and Bookings
Start Date and Time: Saturday 10 November 6.00PM
Finish Date and Time: Saturday 17 November 1.00PM
Location: Tushita Hermitage
Price: $540 plus koha/dana for Nyanaviro
Payment required: Full payment is required by credit card to secure your booking
Refunds: 80% Refunds are available up to 2 weeks prior to retreat commencing. 50% refunds are available from then.
Accommodation and Meals: All included
How to Book: Get Tickets Now
Questions: Complete the Contact Form here.
Getting There and Transport
The Tushita Hermitage is located at Oruru Road, Peria Valley in Northland
You can reach the Tushita Hermitage by car. Off street car-parking is provided.
The nearest airport to Tushita Hermitage is Kerikeri. Air New Zealand provides regular flights to and from Kerikeri via Auckland. Pick up and drop off can be arranged from Kerikeri airport to Tushita Hermitage for $25 per person each way. If people are arriving on flights within approximately two hours of each other, we will co-ordinate one pick-up.
Alternatively – if you arrive at Kerikeri airport in the morning – another option is to take the shuttle into Kerikeri($12), and then the 12.35pm Intercity bus to Taipa.
Intercity provides transport from most NZ centres to Taipa. Taipa is about 20 minutes drive from Tushita Hermitage. Free pick up and drop off can be arranged from Taipa to Tushita Hermitage.
Pick up and drop-off
If you require pick up and/or drop off from Taipa or Kerikeri , please contact us at least 1 week before the retreat starts so it can be arranged.