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Living Life on Purpose – a Circle of Trust® Day Retreat

Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Mennie's Home - Te Puna, Tauranga, New Zealand

10 March 2018
Saturday 9 AM – 4:30 PM

Mennie’s Home in
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
New Zealand

($65 if registered by 10 February)

Click to register now

“If you can write,
do wonders for the world with your pen.
If you can speak,
bring hope to the world with your words.
If you can heal,
care for the world with your heart.
And if you can lead,
nurture and serve the world.”
– Dadi Janki –

Developing a sense of purpose and meaning in life starts with knowing yourself well – your strengths and limits, the things that matter most to you, the times and places in your life when you feel most alive.

Program description:
This one-day retreat offers a focused and reflective space, so rarely found in our busy lives today, where you will have the opportunity to explore the heart of that which brings meaning and purpose to your life, relationships and work, and to deepen your understanding of the connections between who you are and what you do.

The Circle of Trust® approach is based on the work of writer, teacher and activist Parker J. Palmer. Drawing on insights from poets, storytellers and various wisdom traditions, it offers safe space for self-reflection and shared exploration.

This retreat is for you if you are looking to develop your capacity and courage to lead a more authentic, meaningful and engaged life that is aligned with your inner values.

Going on retreat:
We use the word ‘retreat’ not to suggest escape or withdrawal, but rather as an opportunity to engage at a deeper level with your life and work – time and space to pay attention to your identity and to embrace the various roles and responsibilities that fill your life.  It is about engaging fully with yourself and the work you do.

Meet Your Facilitator

Mennie-Scapens-2014Mennie Scapens, is a facilitator prepared by the Center for Courage & Renewal in Seattle.   She is the co-founder and former principal of Matahui School, an independent primary school in the Bay of Plenty.

Today Mennie designs and leads leadership development programs, teacher renewal retreats, and programs for personal development.  She is passionate about helping people uncover and grow their unique talents and dreams, and discovering personal pathways to living and leading authentic lives.

Further information can be found at or she can be contacted by email at

About Our Venue

The retreat venue is the private and peaceful harbourside home of Mennie and Bill Scapens at Te Puna, a short drive from Tauranga city.  It’s located at 398 Snodgrass Road, Te Puna, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Fees and Registration

Program Fee: $75.00, includes materials, morning and afternoon tea. Please bring your own lunch.

Discounts:  Register by 10 February 2018 to receive $10 discount.

Scapens - harbourside

Registration: Numbers are limited in a Circle of Trust, so please complete and return the attached registration form early by email or mail to secure your place. Payment with registration please.

By email to: Mennie Scapens at
Or post to: Mennie Scapens 398 Snodgrass Road RD4 Tauranga 3174

Cancellation Policy: We understand that life challenges emerge and changes happen.   Cancellations must be made at least two weeks before the program date. The facilitator regrets that she may be unable to offer any refund or credit if you cancel within two weeks of the program.  If the program is cancelled due to low enrollment or other circumstances, you will receive a full refund.  Please note travel costs are solely the responsibility of participants.

Click to Download Registration Form

Questions about this retreat?
For further information, please contact Mennie Scapens at or 027 686 7449.

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