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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.


Stay up to date with the latest in  Contemplative practices through our news articles and regular newsletter.


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.

Labyrinth Image by Sally Longley

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



Posted October 17, 2021

A nine-month ‘at home’ contemplative living programme. This programme will be offered with two options for start date: Option 1

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Posted June 26, 2021

Over the years between 2009 and 2018, Bev and Pip with the support of the Coromandel Christian Trust were able

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Posted June 10, 2021

Peter Spink was an English Anglican priest, Canon of Coventry Cathedral, former Warden of Burrswood the Anglican home of healing

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January 21, 2022 to January 24, 2022, Auckland

Three Days of Silence, Stillness and deep Contemplation Contemplation allows us to see things in their wholeness, and thus with

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March 13, 2022 to November 27, 2022, Online

This is an ‘at home’ programme for those wishing to integrate a contemplative dimension into their lives.

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June 12, 2022 to February 26, 2023, Online

This is the same nine-month study that will be offered earlier in 2022 but with a later start date to

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“The idea behind spiritual practice is to help you discover the truth about who you are, who God is, and that in fact these two are not separate realities.”

Francis Bennet