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Kopua Monastery 20 May 2023 Community Day

NZCCM Regional Community Day

Kopua Monastery 20 May 2023


This community day will be held in the Guesthouse lounge of Kopua Monastery, which is located at 533 Kopua Road, which is off the main highway between Takapau and Norsewood.  If you are coming please let your meditation group leader know, or if you are not part of a group let me (Malcolm Byford) know.  My email address is Please bring a plate for the shared lunch.


9.45                      Registrations, morning tea and conversation

10.15                    Welcome and Whakawhanaungatanga

10.30                    Meditation

11.00                    Introducing Nick Polaschek

11.05                    Presentation

Nick’s meditation is Meditation, St Benedict and the Oblates”.

Some meditators are Oblates. Where do oblates fit into the world community for Christian meditation? On this community day we will discuss the origins of monasticism, St Benedict and his Rule, how oblates relate to monks, how oblates fit into to the WCCM and how meditation relates to the oblate life. To bring this to life we will look at a group of images showing various monks and monasteries and reflect together on some passages from the Rule.


12.00                    Shared lunch

1.00                      Continuation of Nick’s presentation which will include sharing in small groups and an opportunity for reflection.

2.15                      Meditation

2.45                      A brief presentation from Linda Polaschek as National Coordinator of NZCCM

2.55                      Closing which will include what next in terms of a further Community Day

3.05                      Homeward Bound