Aotearoa Retreat Centre Project
Kia ora koutou,
Join us to celebrate our official move to the Ren Xue Retreat Centre site - a blessing ceremony and tree planting with Yuan Tze and Melissa.
On 1st June 2022 Ren Xue Australasia takes ownership of the retreat centre farm in Onekaka, Golden Bay. The Bennett family who have farmed this land for 4 generations are handing it over to our care and we would like to honour this amazing time. This is a huge step towards our dream of a Retreat Centre for Ren Xue and we picture the Ren Xue family looking back on photo albums 100 years from now and smiling at the happy faces gathered together.
Would you like to be there?!
Also, Steve Lee our farm manager, and Jackie Blunt will be making the move to the bay from Christchurch.
So, we would like to do a few things to honour and celebrate this time:
-A centre warming party on Sunday June 12th from 2pm onwards - so far we are dreaming of a simple gathering, shared kai, warm drinks, bonfires and merriment.
- Monday June 13th : Farm Rambles! Visit, connect and get to know the farm. Gumboots essential!
- Blessing Ceremony Tuesday June 14th - Join us and Yuan Tze and Melissa on the Retreat Centre site for a ceremony and tree planting.
From Sat June 11th - Tue June 14th Shambhala Retreat Centre is available for accommodation in the form of a big house (sleeps around 10 - with this number, the cost will be $35 each), cabins and a beautiful practice hall.
We are aware that Yuan Tze's workshop falls on Sunday 12th June. We will be watching it! So if you are keen to watch this together, let us know.
What you need to do now!
Cat, Jay and the project team