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.

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 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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October 16, 2020 to October 18, 2020,

Pip Nicholls & Pat Neuwelt will be facilitating an online retreat on 16-18 October 2020 at which Jim (James) Finley

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By wisdom traditions is meant, the accumulated experiences of those whose practice of contemplative disciplines has lead them ever deeper, ever more exaltedly, into the sacred. This wisdom has been accumulated through millennia and is accumulating now.

Kathleen Dowling Singh