We wish you a peaceful holiday season, connected to truth and wisdom, abundant with joy, caring, and gratitude. We at Vipassana Hawai‘i for sure have much to be grateful for. On a deep level, we feel daily blessed with the timeless gift of practice. It’s what carries us through. On a worldly level, in what seems a powerful bridge time, our coastal lands in North Kohala are preparing for new, mindful stewardship, while, in tandem, we are planning design and construction of the Hawai’i Insight Meditation Center (HIMC), with groundbreaking to launch by early 2015. Our meditation retreats in Hawai‘i, Canada, and the mainland, as well as in Southeast Asia are drawing yogis from around the world, and, in Myanmar, the humanitarian-aid Mettadana Project continues in full strength. Our Sunday Sittings at HIMC (currently outdoors) and on O‘ahu remain solid anchors for our local sanghas. These are beautiful and humbling experiences to be part of. We are grateful to each and everyone of you for your participation in this work: On seen and unseen levels, you make it possible for Vipassana Hawai‘i to exist. We depend on your support for our diverse efforts to flow forward. Thank you!
And so we also want to ask, as we reach the end of the year and some of you are thinking about last-minute tax-deductible financial contributions, please consider us with a donation. We will apply your gift where it is needed the most, which, during this bridge period is truly critical. If you prefer, you may also specify how your contribution should be applied, or you may contribute directly to the HIMC or Mettadana campaigns. Thank you for your generosity!
May your 2014 be filled with happiness. With metta,
Trent Cornell, Steven Smith, Michele McDonald.
Checks can be sent to Vipassana Hawai‘i, earmarked as bridge period or with specifics, or you may make an online donation.