Kia ora from Contemplative Network Aotearoa

Based in Aotearoa - New Zealand, we are a network of seekers who found our way to the Christian contemplative path - a jewel of that tradition - yet one many of us were not introduced to.

Mystics and teachers have guided humanity in contemplative head, heart, and body practices for millennia. We walk a path modelled by Jesus-the-Christ, while deepening into the truth of the Universal Christ that is more expansive than any one religion... paths all leading to the source of all...the Divine overflowing within and around us.

The Network supports ‘wayfarers’ individually and collectively via this website by organising and facilitating retreats and wisdom schools, inviting teachers in person or via webinars, offering individual spiritual companioning, offering an at home nine month programme, advertising regional events, and responding to queries as asked.

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Events are hosted throughout the country by our various members, from weekly gatherings to live-in retreats.


Various groups affiliated with the Contemplative Network Aotearoa meet regularly across the country. Find a group in your area today.

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We travel only as far and as high as our hearts will take us



Posted July 22, 2020

In our last e-bulletin an invitation was extended to anyone interested in participating in an Online Contemplative Listening Circle.  About

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Posted July 21, 2020

Series available on YouTube Father Thomas Keating is widely known as the co-founder of the Centering Prayer movement and a

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Posted July 20, 2020

Pat Neuwelt and Agnes Hermans This time that we are living through, impacted by Covid19, Black Lives Matter, climate change

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January 22, 2021 to January 25, 2021, Auckland, Christchurch, Manawatu-Whanganui, Napier, Northland, Waikato, Wellington

Friday 22 January at 6 pm through Monday 25 January 3 pm Hosted by Helensville Community and friends Join us

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Nondual knowing is learning how to live satisfied
in the naked now, which some called “the sacrament of the present moment.” This consciousness will teach us how to actually experience our experiences, whether good, bad, or ugly, and how to let them transform us.
Words by themselves divide and judge the moment; pure presence lets it be what it is, as it is.

Richard Rohr