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New Facebook funding available for your registration!

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We are excited to offer you the opportunity to raising funds, through Facebook, for your retreat registrations costs. This option is new and only available for the Kyaswa Foreign Yogis Retreat. Please set this up soon! Contact us at information@vipassanahawaii.org for the fundraising instructions.

On the other hand, if you are able to pay your own registration costs, or you are not able to attend this year, please consider donating to someone who needs the financial help to attend. We will send you links to contribute to others as soon as we have pages set up.

January 11 – January 31, 2016

Kyaswa Monastery Foreign Yogis Retreat
Sagaing Hills, Burma (Myanmar)

Sayadaw U Pannabhinanda, Michele McDonald, and Steven Smith

This three-week meditation retreat will be held at Kyaswa Monastery in the Sagaing Hills of Upper Burma (Myanmar). The hills are filled with centuries-old pagodas, monasteries, and nunneries, and are one of the most important practice centers of Theravada Buddhism. This “fusion” retreat offers a rare opportunity to practice meditation using highly respected traditional Burmese monastic methods supported by a skilled Western teaching perspective. For more information on the retreat and our teachers, please visit here.   Click here to register.​

Vipassana Hawai´i retreat in Asia this winter!

January 11 – January 31, 2016

Kyaswa Monastery Foreign Yogies Retreat

Sagaing Hills, Burma (Myanmar)

with Sayadaw U Pannabhinanda, Michele McDonald, and Steven Smith

This three-week meditation retreat will be held at Kyaswa Monastery in the Sagaing Hills of Upper Burma (Myanmar). The hills are filled with centuries-old pagodas, monasteries, and nunneries, and are one of the most important practice centers of Theravada Buddhism. This “fusion” retreat offers a rare opportunity to practice meditation using highly respected traditional Burmese monastic methods supported by a skilled Western teaching perspective. For more information on the retreat and our teachers, please visit here.  Registration is now live. Click here to register.

Amazing setting. Amazing retreat. Amazing teacher.

Register NOW for new Vipassana Hawai´i 13-day retreat in September with Steven Smith. An extraordinary setting at Jungle Yoga, Khao Sok National Park, Thailand.

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Abiding in the Wild: Nurturing Love, Awareness, and the Heart’s Deep Release

September 17 – 30, 2015

Thirteen day Metta and Vipassana Meditation Retreat
With Steven Smith, assisted by Jake Davis
Jungle Yoga, Khao Phang, Ban Ta Khun District, Surat Thani, Thailand

For this silent retreat at the amazingly beautiful and remote Khlong Long Lake in Southern Thailand, Steven Smith will teach Metta and Vipassana meditation.  Each participant will enjoy a floating bamboo bungalow on a beautiful lake in the Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary in  Southern Thailand.

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This is a spectacular venue is offered by Jungle Yoga.  Total cost for retreat, room, and board is about $980, travel and teacher dana extra. For more information, click here. Register now!

We look forward to seeing you there. 

Join us for three wonderful Vipassana Hawai´i retreats in Thailand. A brand new offering this year in September at Jungle Yoga, Khao Sok National Park is: 

Abiding in the Wild: Nurturing Love, Awareness, and the Heart’s Deep Release

September 17 – 30, 2015

Thirteen day Metta and Vipassana Meditation Retreat
With Steven Smith, assisted by Jake Davis
Jungle Yoga, Khao Phang, Ban Ta Khun District, Surat Thani, Thailand

For this silent retreat at the amazingly beautiful and remote Khlong Long Lake in Southern Thailand, Steven Smith will teach Metta and Vipassana meditation.  Each participant will enjoy a floating bamboo bungalow on a beautiful lake in the Khlong Saeng Wildlife Sanctuary in  Southern Thailand. This is a spectacular venue is offered by Jungle Yoga.  For more information, click here.

Insight and Metta Retreat

Novemeber 8 – 14, 2015

With Steven Smith and Pandit Bhikkhu

Pathum Thani (close to Bangkok), Thailand

A week long Insight (Vipassana) and Metta meditation week close to Bangkok for Yogis of all experience levels. Steven Smith will be leading the Meditation instruction in the style of Mahasi Sayadaw based on the classic Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Pandit Bhikkhu will be in support throughout. This is a silent meditation retreat in a dedicated Thai retreat centre – their only retreat this year in English language. You do not need previous experience, as there will be time for personal interviews and guidance. Both the retreat leaders have lots of experience in leading retreats so be sure they will give clear and practical guidance.

New Year’s Vipassana Retreat with Mindful Movement at Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

December 29, 2015 – January 5, 2016

With Steven Smith and mindful movement with Julie Seibt

Jungle Yoga, Khao Phang, Ban Ta Khun District, Surat Thani, Thailand

We hope you will be able to attend one of these amazing Thailand retreats this year.