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Hawai‘i Sittings

HIMC evening on grass full-width

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.
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 town, past the statue of King Kamehameha. Pretty soon you will pass the Hongwanji Mission on your right and dip into a gulch and back out again. On your right will be the Rankin Gallery and a Chinese temple. Begin looking for a “No Passing” sign on your left (ocean side), turn left into the road right before the sign and before you pass the 26 mile marker and cross a one-lane bridge.

At the T, turn left again. Stay on this uneven road through a tunnel of trees and until you reach its end, (you will see the entrance to HIP Agriculture on your right) . 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.

Kohala Map

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:

April 2017
4/30 – Jesse Vega-Frey

May 2017
5/7 – Niki Miller
5/14 – Joe Bright
5/21 – Thanh Huynh
5/28 – Matt Hawkins

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