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.


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

Let us combine most perfectly, never separating them, the life of Mary and the life of Martha, contemplation and action.

Mother Suzanne Aubert


Posted November 10, 2022

We wish to express our appreciation to the Cenacle Sisters NZ who recently donated $300 to the Contemplative Network. This

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Posted October 30, 2022

We have been gifted 10 sets of 4 CDs of Cynthia Bourgeault teaching on Centering Prayer. This was recorded in

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Posted October 4, 2022

Nga mihi kia koutou katoa. A warm hello fellow contemplatives. Ko Philippa toku ingoa, although I often go by Pip.

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March 1, 2023 to November 25, 2023,

Refreshed this year, and again with current contemplatives and poets showing us the way.   This contemplative living programme is

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Thomas Keating

Thomas Keating from: From the Mind to the Heart