November 10 – 12, 2017
A weekend Vipassana Meditation Retreat
With Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Join resident teacher Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey for a weekend retreat on the wonderful island of Lanai. During our time together we will be in silence, learning about the practices and principles of vipassana: mindfulness, concentration, and kindness offered in our tradition to stabilize the mind and gain powerful insight into the nature of life to help us alleviate suffering. We will take our inspiration from the members of the Lanai Hongwanji community, who once had to protect their sacred altar from confiscation or destruction during WWII. We will learn about their powerful story and use it as an example of how we must all protect our most sacred places of the heart when confronted by threats and challenges in life or within our own minds. This retreat is a fundraiser for the Lanai Hongwanji – all proceeds will go to helping support their important temple.