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The 7 Factors of Enlightenment: A weekend meditation retreat on Lanai

Come attend The 7 Factors of Enlightenment: A weekend meditation retreat, with Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey, on Lanai, Hawai’i.

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.

Talks from Kyaswa Retreat Teachers

We are excited to prepare for another Fusion Retreat this winter at Kyaswa Monastery in upper Burma and wanted to give you a taste of some of the flavor of the teachings there – in case you aren’t familiar with the teachers. The retreat runs from January 12-February 2 in the beautiful Sagaing Hills of Upper Burma. Register today!

Here are a few talks from this year’s teaching team. We hope you enjoy!

Sayadaw U Paññananda on the Benefits of Lovingkindness:

Sayalay Ma Kamalañani on the Importance of Spiritual Friendship:

 

Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey on the Promise of the Path:

Four of this, Eight of that, Five of this, Seven of that: The Buddhas path to mental wellness.

Our next retreat is with Grahame White, July 20 (5 pm) – 26 (11 am), 2018 at the Palolo Zen Center.

In our everyday life, we often find that there is mental agitation, upheaval, and conflict. To come out of this, the Buddha advised that we try our best to walk the path that he discovered under the Bodhi Tree. He offered advice and encouragement for us to achieve our goal of mental wellness. This course will explore the many useful practices, in meditative terms, given by the Buddha. Topics will include: The four foundations of mindfulness, the noble eightfold path, the five powers and, the seven factors of enlightenment

This course will be suitable for both beginners and those with more experience – All are welcome! A few spaces left, sign up now.

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Our next weekend retreat on O’ahu.

Wise and Compassionate Presence

June 29 – July 1, 2018

This weekend retreat, suitable for both beginners and experienced students, will focus on mindfulness as a path to insight and to opening the heart.  We will have a special emphasis on the practices of gratitude as a way of supporting wisdom and compassion.  The retreat will be held in silence, with periods of sitting practice as well as walking practice.  There will be opportunities to speak with the teacher. Retreat starts Friday afternoon and continues to Sunday afternoon. Residential participation is required.

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