Tatau Pounamu – “Greenstone Door”
A Journey through the Greenstone Door to Māori Spiritual Wellbeing
The Spiritual Warrior of Peace
5 – 15 January 2018 (11 days)
We invite you to join us on this rare opportunity to experience the highest level of Māori learning. Tatau Pounamu “A Journey Through the Greenstone Door” will take you on a sacred, spiritual journey of learning and healing like no other.
Pathway to Healing and Sacred Journey
This 11-day quest begins and is, based at Auckland’s Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Albany, includes five days where we travel to the East Coast, visiting hot springs and caves, to the magical land of Lake Waikaremoana and the mystical beauty of Tuhoe’s Uruwera Forest. We will experience learning in a traditional wānanga of the ancestors, at times right in the ngahere (bush) during the day and night. Staying at a local marae, we have the great honour of learning from two of Māoridom’s most renowned and respected teachers/healers (Shamans) resident in this region – Tohunga, Rehua Kereama and Tohuna Tipuna,
Dr Rangimarie Rose Pere, together with other well-respected key teachers, sharing their wisdom and knowledge of the importance of the re-connection of the spirit with the land, environment, and self. After five days in this rich East Coast, we return to Kawai Purapura to continue to consolidate our experience of how we may incorporate change into our lives and practices in a more natural, yet meaningful way.