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Oct
21
Sun
North Kohala Sunday Sitting, Hawai‘i Island @ Vipassana Hawaiʻi
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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4:00 – 4:45 – Silent Sitting Meditation
4:45 – 5:30 (only when a teacher is on island) – Dhamma talk, questions and answers.

Everyone Welcome – No charge – Dana for teachers accepted – Please arrive on time.
Bring a cushion if desirable. Chairs are available.
From either Waimea (Mountain Road) or Kona (Queen Ka`ahumanu Hwy.), reach Akoni Pule Highway (Hwy 270), and drive in the direction of Pololu look-out. Go through Kapa`au town, past the statue of King Kamehameha. Pretty soon you will pass the Hongwanji Mission on your right and dip into a gulch (Halawa) and back out again. On your right you will pass a Chinese temple followed by the Rankin Gallery. Begin looking for a “Halawa Catholic Cemetery” sign on your left (ocean side), turn left into the road directly after the sign – (before the “Do Not Pass” sign, before you pass the 26 mile marker, and before the one-lane bridge. If you cross the one-lane bridge you have gone too far).

At the T, turn left again. Stay on this uneven road through a tunnel of trees (Pratt Rd) until you reach its end. (You will pass the entrances to HIP Agriculture and Inhabit on your right and continue on through a gate into another tunnel of trees). When you can drive no further along Pratt Rd, take a right onto Vipassana Hawai`i’s land. Sometimes the gate remains closed until about a quarter to 4, so if you arrive early, just walk in or wait for one of the local Sangha to unlock it.

O‘ahu Sangha Sunday Sitting @ Bodhi Tree
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

5:00 – 5:45 – Silent Sitting Meditation

5:45 – 6:30 – Dhamma talk, sharing reflections and practice experiences, questions, and answers.

IMG_3838Weekly mindfulness meditation practice for beginners through seasoned practitioners. This session is free and open to the public and no advanced registration is needed. Voluntary donations to the temple will be gratefully accepted.

Our location for the Chan Khong Buddhist Temple is at 1105 Hind Iuka Drive in Aina Haina. There is plenty of street parking on the same side of the street as the temple. Please note there are several flights of stairs up to the facility. For driving directions please view this map.

Oct
28
Sun
North Kohala Sunday Sitting, Hawai‘i Island @ Vipassana Hawaiʻi
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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4:00 – 4:45 – Silent Sitting Meditation
4:45 – 5:30 (only when a teacher is on island) – Dhamma talk, questions and answers.

Everyone Welcome – No charge – Dana for teachers accepted – Please arrive on time.
Bring a cushion if desirable. Chairs are available.
From either Waimea (Mountain Road) or Kona (Queen Ka`ahumanu Hwy.), reach Akoni Pule Highway (Hwy 270), and drive in the direction of Pololu look-out. Go through Kapa`au town, past the statue of King Kamehameha. Pretty soon you will pass the Hongwanji Mission on your right and dip into a gulch (Halawa) and back out again. On your right you will pass a Chinese temple followed by the Rankin Gallery. Begin looking for a “Halawa Catholic Cemetery” sign on your left (ocean side), turn left into the road directly after the sign – (before the “Do Not Pass” sign, before you pass the 26 mile marker, and before the one-lane bridge. If you cross the one-lane bridge you have gone too far).

At the T, turn left again. Stay on this uneven road through a tunnel of trees (Pratt Rd) until you reach its end. (You will pass the entrances to HIP Agriculture and Inhabit on your right and continue on through a gate into another tunnel of trees). When you can drive no further along Pratt Rd, take a right onto Vipassana Hawai`i’s land. Sometimes the gate remains closed until about a quarter to 4, so if you arrive early, just walk in or wait for one of the local Sangha to unlock it.

O‘ahu Sangha Sunday Sitting @ Bodhi Tree
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

5:00 – 5:45 – Silent Sitting Meditation

5:45 – 6:30 – Dhamma talk, sharing reflections and practice experiences, questions, and answers.

IMG_3838Weekly mindfulness meditation practice for beginners through seasoned practitioners. This session is free and open to the public and no advanced registration is needed. Voluntary donations to the temple will be gratefully accepted.

Our location for the Chan Khong Buddhist Temple is at 1105 Hind Iuka Drive in Aina Haina. There is plenty of street parking on the same side of the street as the temple. Please note there are several flights of stairs up to the facility. For driving directions please view this map.

Nov
3
Sat
Deeper than Birth, Life, and Death: honoring the cycles of life and releasing from their grip. @ The Bodhi Tree
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Deeper than Birth, Life, and Death: honoring the cycles of life and releasing from their grip.

With Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Bodhi Tree, Honolulu, Hawai’i

Our relationship to the cycles of existence are reflected in the arising and passing of each moment, of each breath. Reflection on arising, on being, and on death are some of the most important meditation practices encouraged by the Buddha. Join Jesse for a day-long meditation retreat, dedicated mostly to silent practice, where we will take time to explore our relationship to these realities and learn to find peace within their fluctuations.

We will create a collective altar in honor of our loved ones who have passed away. Please bring small photographs or objects of remembrance to help us build this sacred space together. We will take special time at the end of the day to attune to our capacity to share the goodness and force of all that has passed before us toward all that is yet to come.

Lunch will be pot-luck style and we invite all participants to contribute a dish that is a reflection of their personal histories or cultural heritage.

Nov
4
Sun
North Kohala Sunday Sitting, Hawai‘i Island @ Vipassana Hawaiʻi
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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4:00 – 4:45 – Silent Sitting Meditation
4:45 – 5:30 (only when a teacher is on island) – Dhamma talk, questions and answers.

Everyone Welcome – No charge – Dana for teachers accepted – Please arrive on time.
Bring a cushion if desirable. Chairs are available.
From either Waimea (Mountain Road) or Kona (Queen Ka`ahumanu Hwy.), reach Akoni Pule Highway (Hwy 270), and drive in the direction of Pololu look-out. Go through Kapa`au town, past the statue of King Kamehameha. Pretty soon you will pass the Hongwanji Mission on your right and dip into a gulch (Halawa) and back out again. On your right you will pass a Chinese temple followed by the Rankin Gallery. Begin looking for a “Halawa Catholic Cemetery” sign on your left (ocean side), turn left into the road directly after the sign – (before the “Do Not Pass” sign, before you pass the 26 mile marker, and before the one-lane bridge. If you cross the one-lane bridge you have gone too far).

At the T, turn left again. Stay on this uneven road through a tunnel of trees (Pratt Rd) until you reach its end. (You will pass the entrances to HIP Agriculture and Inhabit on your right and continue on through a gate into another tunnel of trees). When you can drive no further along Pratt Rd, take a right onto Vipassana Hawai`i’s land. Sometimes the gate remains closed until about a quarter to 4, so if you arrive early, just walk in or wait for one of the local Sangha to unlock it.

O‘ahu Sangha Sunday Sitting @ Bodhi Tree
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

5:00 – 5:45 – Silent Sitting Meditation

5:45 – 6:30 – Dhamma talk, sharing reflections and practice experiences, questions, and answers.

IMG_3838Weekly mindfulness meditation practice for beginners through seasoned practitioners. This session is free and open to the public and no advanced registration is needed. Voluntary donations to the temple will be gratefully accepted.

Our location for the Chan Khong Buddhist Temple is at 1105 Hind Iuka Drive in Aina Haina. There is plenty of street parking on the same side of the street as the temple. Please note there are several flights of stairs up to the facility. For driving directions please view this map.

Nov
9
Fri
The Seven Factors of Enlightenment @ Lanai Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Lanai, HI
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm

A weekend Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey 

Lanai Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Lanai, HI

November 9 – 11, 2018

(Friday evening to Sunday at noon)

Join Buddhist teacher Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey for a weekend retreat on the wonderful island of Lanai. The 7 Factors of Enlightenment (bojjhanga) are mental qualities repeatedly emphasized by the Buddha as essential to the process of liberation of the heart and mind. Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Rapture, Calm, Concentration, and Equanimity each play important roles in the process of insight and as a group, they also serve to support one another in skillful balance. Join Jesse for a weekend vipassana meditation retreat, held in silence, where we will explore the many ways of understanding and encouraging these qualities can strengthen our practice.

Evening talks are free and open to the public.

Nov
11
Sun
North Kohala Sunday Sitting, Hawai‘i Island @ Vipassana Hawaiʻi
Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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4:00 – 4:45 – Silent Sitting Meditation
4:45 – 5:30 (only when a teacher is on island) – Dhamma talk, questions and answers.

Everyone Welcome – No charge – Dana for teachers accepted – Please arrive on time.
Bring a cushion if desirable. Chairs are available.
From either Waimea (Mountain Road) or Kona (Queen Ka`ahumanu Hwy.), reach Akoni Pule Highway (Hwy 270), and drive in the direction of Pololu look-out. Go through Kapa`au town, past the statue of King Kamehameha. Pretty soon you will pass the Hongwanji Mission on your right and dip into a gulch (Halawa) and back out again. On your right you will pass a Chinese temple followed by the Rankin Gallery. Begin looking for a “Halawa Catholic Cemetery” sign on your left (ocean side), turn left into the road directly after the sign – (before the “Do Not Pass” sign, before you pass the 26 mile marker, and before the one-lane bridge. If you cross the one-lane bridge you have gone too far).

At the T, turn left again. Stay on this uneven road through a tunnel of trees (Pratt Rd) until you reach its end. (You will pass the entrances to HIP Agriculture and Inhabit on your right and continue on through a gate into another tunnel of trees). When you can drive no further along Pratt Rd, take a right onto Vipassana Hawai`i’s land. Sometimes the gate remains closed until about a quarter to 4, so if you arrive early, just walk in or wait for one of the local Sangha to unlock it.

O‘ahu Sangha Sunday Sitting @ Bodhi Tree
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

5:00 – 5:45 – Silent Sitting Meditation

5:45 – 6:30 – Dhamma talk, sharing reflections and practice experiences, questions, and answers.

IMG_3838Weekly mindfulness meditation practice for beginners through seasoned practitioners. This session is free and open to the public and no advanced registration is needed. Voluntary donations to the temple will be gratefully accepted.

Our location for the Chan Khong Buddhist Temple is at 1105 Hind Iuka Drive in Aina Haina. There is plenty of street parking on the same side of the street as the temple. Please note there are several flights of stairs up to the facility. For driving directions please view this map.