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In this section you will find various articles from the world of contemplative practice including resources, summaries of recent events, and upcoming events.
Posted October 4, 2022

Nga mihi kia koutou katoa. A warm hello fellow contemplatives. Ko Philippa toku ingoa, although I often go by Pip. The lovely people of the Contemplative Network have generously extended me this opportunity to briefly introduce myself and provide some…

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Posted July 22, 2022

This 9 month online course will be offered again next year starting in March of 2023. This programme is facilitated by Agnes Hermans, ACSD and one of the coordinators of the Contemplative Network Aotearoa . Based in Whangārei, Agnes has…

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Posted July 20, 2022

 Awhi Mai – holding ourselves / being heldThere are still places on this silent retreat, which will support us to awhi mai our own physical ageing to death, through a combination of simple teachings, poems, reflections, and practices.  It will be facilitated by…

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Posted July 20, 2022

Contemplative Chant Sessions – offered through Wisdom WaypointsContemplative chant sessions are offered weekly via zoom. Each session runs for 30 minutes on Thursday mornings and currently start at 9am NZT and 7am AEST – (note  sessions follow a US time…

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Posted July 20, 2022

Foundational Wisdom Book Practice Circle SeriesAn online exploration of Cynthia Bourgeault’s book Mystical Hope begins soon on four Tuesday evenings, facilitated by Agnes Hermans (NZ) & Beth O’Neil (Aust). All are welcome. Register soon, as it’s nearly full!This is now full, however, there…

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Posted July 20, 2022

Contemplative Network Aotearoa (CNA) formed after a visit in 2009 from Christian Wisdom path teacher Cynthia Bourgeault. Over the past year, CNA coordinators have been in conversation with Wisdom Waypoints, an organisation based in the Untied States which draws on…

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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 to bring Cynthia Bourgeault to New Zealand where she led us in numerous retreats, wisdom schools and teaching events. Also,…

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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 and prayer established by Dorothy Kerin in 1948, mystic, spiritual teacher, writer and founder of the Omega Order a mixed…

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Posted February 12, 2021

We have an amazing array of online riches available from many contemplative teachers overseas. Cynthia, who has been an important teacher to many of us, is growing her online teaching presence. You may wish to check out these courses, beginning…

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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 a dozen people responded to this invitation, resources were shared for reading and reflection, and meetings were held via zoom…

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