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Vipassana Metta Retreat and Mindfulness Practice Retreat with Michele McDonald and Jesse Maceo Vega Frey


Just a reminder that there is still space available for two retreat opportunities at one location, Hollyhock. Experience seven days practicing Metta (unconditional love and kindness) and Vipassana (insight) meditation, followed by seven days of cultivating mindfulness, on beautiful Cortes Island, British Columbia, at the Hollyhock Centre.

Practice and cultivate unconditional love, wise compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity through meditations that fuse these fundamental spiritual emotions with the intuitive wisdom of Vipassana. Develop compassionate awareness and a more loving heart with a unique melding of mindful movement alongside the Metta and Vipassana practices.

Participants may attend the full fourteen day practice, or come during one of the following weeks.

April 29 – May 6, 2015 – Metta Vipassana Practice 
Cultivate Unconditional Love, Wise Compassion, Empathetic Joy, and Equanimity.

May 6 – May 13, 2015 – Mindfulness Practice 
Cultivate Mindfulness with a 6 sense-door awareness practice including affectionate awareness and reverence for our bodies, liberating the heart-mind with clarity, ease, and authenticity.

Joy Kerfoot will be offering mindful movement. Pari Ruengvisesh will be assisting Michele and Jesse.

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Grahame 2015 Spring Flyer 2

Please register now for guiding teacher Grahame White‘s April retreat on O’ahu. Registration is filling up.

Costs for the retreat are $600 residential, and $500 non-residential.  All meals are included. You may register via this link. Note that residential spaces at the Palolo Zen Center Zendo are limited. Register soon if you want to secure overnight accommodations. Please forward this email to friends that may be interested.

A silent vipassana meditation retreat with Grahame White

April 24 – 30, 2015

Palolo Zen Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i

Visit our website for more information regarding the retreat and other retreats.

Mahalo and see you soon!

Vipassana Hawai’i Team

MettaDana and Kyaswa Retreat update

Dear Friends,

Aloha and Big Thank You’s from all of us from the Kyaswa Fusion Retreat and the MettaDana Project! 

We are joyful that this year marked the 20th anniversary of our annual retreat at Kyaswa Monastery and of the community development programs funded by the MettaDana Project. 

We had a terrific year for both the retreat and MettaDana. Since it’s not always easy to convey the depth and breadth of our thanks in words, we wanted to share some images that we hope will convey the unique quality of our time there as a way of expressing our gratitude to those who support these programs and to others who may be interested in joining in the future!

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Retreat Schedule for Spring 2015


Dear Dhamma Friends,

Vipassana Hawai‘i and its teachers are offering a number of exciting retreats this spring andsummer that we hope you will consider attending!

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