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Hawai‘i Sittings

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The Hawai‘i Island sangha meets in North Kohala Sundays at 4:00 pm:

Buddha statue in lei of Hawaiian flowers

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.

Driving directions with map:
IMG_7343From 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, past the statue. When you pass a stretch of houses along the highway (Hala‘ula), you’ll also pass the 25 Mile Marker. Keep going. Pretty soon you dip into a gulch and back out again. On your right is the Rankin Gallery and a Chinese temple. Begin looking for a sign to a cemetery, on your left (ocean side), just before you cross a one-lane bridge and before you pass the 26 mile marker. Turn into this road. 

(NEW LOCATION) At the T, turn left again. Stay on this uneven road through a tunnel of trees and until you reach its end, right where it wants to veer back to the highway. Continue on through the double gate along another tunnel of trees and take a right at the gate with the Vipassana Hawaii sign affixed. 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.

Vipassana Hawai’i O‘ahu sangha meets in Honolulu Sundays at 5:00 pm: 

The Chan Khong Buddhist Temple, 1105 Hind Iuka Drive, Honolulu, HI (96821)

For driving directions please view this map.

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.


Sunday Sitting Practice Leaders at the Chan Khong Temple:

October 2016
10/16 – Joe Bright
10/23 –  Catherine Hage
10/30 – Niki Miller

November 2016
11/ 6 – Thanh Huynh
11/ 13 – Xuan Huynh
11/ 20 – Matt Hawkins
11/ 27 –

December 2016
12/4 – Michele McDonald and Steven Smith
12/11 – Catherine Hage
12/18 – Harry Palmer
12/25 – Xuan Huynh

January 2017
1/1 – Paula Nokes
1/8 – Quynh Nguyen
1/29 – Niki Miller

Other Vipassana Sittings in Honolulu: 

Bodhi Tree Meditation CenterIMG_3846

654A North Judd Street
Honolulu, HI (96817)

Monday 6:30 – 8 p.m.    Led by Joe Bright

Wednesday 6:30 – 8 p.m.    Led by Pat Masters

Most Sundays 2:30-4:30 p.m.   Young (18-50) People’s Meditation and Circle. Please email Matt with any questions.

Vipassana at the Palolo Zen Center

PZC Stone StatueFridays from 9am-noon

Please note, this sitting period is self-directed with no instructions or talks and is intended for experienced practitioners.

On the final Friday of each month, the group works in the Zen Center garden in thanks for the generous use of the space.

Please email Niki Miller with any questions



Broken Ridge Meditation Group

Mu-Ryang Sa  Temple

2420 Halelaau Place

Every Saturday 4-6pm

Monthly half day retreats

Led by: Gregory Pai, Ph.D.

Email Greg Pai for more information.

Honolulu Dhamma Community

IMG_3753Thanh and Xuan Huynh lead weekend retreats once a month at the outdoor park on
Hawaii Loa Ridge. The retreat is held on both Saturday and Sunday during the day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., every second weekend of the month (except during formal retreat time).

Email Thanh Huynh for more information.
Thursday 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

3241 Alani Drive, Honolulu

Led by Tom Marx