Born on a bright morning during a whakawātea (dawn blessing ceremony) it emerged out of a sense of the history of the land and a hope for the future. This place has been developed as a taonga (treasure) and koha (gift) to Aotearoa (New Zealand), preserving the ngahere (forest), awa (stream) and the tamariki o Tane (the flora and fauna) for future generations.
Ka aranga te wairua o Kāwai Purapura ko te ao. The spirit of Kāwai Purapura arose with the dawn, in that time that is neither dark not light, neither night not day, but the place between this world’s dual phenomena; the timeless space that exists beneath the apparent flow of life.
Being at Kāwai Purapura is an opportunity open to our true nature through conscious living.
Kotahitanga – the oneness of all peoples and all nature is an essential principle that underlies the kaupapa (purpose – vision) of Kāwai Purapura. This awareness of non-duality has been the cornerstone for spiritual traditions over millennia.