Agriculture and Community
Sustainable agriculture | Mindful community
Spanning over 100 acres of land rich in agricultural, natural, and cultural resources as well as a gorgeous coastline parcel, Vipassana Hawai‘i’s land in North Kohala, Hawai‘i Island, centers around land steward practices in harmony with the countless beings that the land sustains. What is possible:
- Landownership opportunities and meditative community.
- Organic gardens with food crops. Mahalo to our volunteers who are already working in a small garden.
- Native-tree planting: The root systems of native trees are adapted to island soils to prevent erosion and optimize ground water retention. Hala is just one species with excellent potential.
- Sustainable artisan hardwood cultivation: Native hardwoods grown on dedicated plots serve as an investment for a wholesome future. We invite you to learn more and join us in planting a tree today.
- Macadamia nut orchards: Existing plantings in Hālawa gulch are already being restored.
- Coffee, cacao, and breadfruit cultivation.
- Protection of ancient cultural sites: Programs under the guidance of local Hawaiian elders help us to preserve the values of history for generations to come.
- A coastline reserve set aside for nesting Pacific seabirds: This task is ever more urgent as the climate changes and ocean levels rise.
- Responsibly managed coastal access in collaboration with Hawai‘i government initiatives.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can support our land-based work, please contact us.
The Buddha gave instructions to his students as such: “Here are the roots of trees. Here are empty places. Practice diligently….This is my instruction to you.”