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Can’t physically come to a sit? Join us virtually on the Insight Timer!

Recently, we have started two groups on the Insight Timer. One for our Honolulu Sunday Sits and one for our North Kohala Sunday Sits. If you can’t make the Sunday Sittings but want to join us, do so on the Insight Timer. The Sunday sits in North Kohala are 4:00 – 4:45 pm and in Honolulu are 5:00 – 5:45 pm Hawai’i time.

If you are not familiar with the Insight Timer, check it out (or download) here:

It’s an app on your phone that allows you to time your sits, see others meditating at the same time, allows you to communicate with others of like mind, and allows to to join different groups like Vipassana Hawai’i, Satipatthana: the Direct Path, or even Rumi poems.

Find us! See you on the Insight Timer.

p.s. If you need help send Dorothy an email at


2016 Kyaswa Retreat and MettaDana Update!



Dear Friends,

Aloha and Mingalabar from all of us involved in the Kyaswa Fusion Retreat and the MettaDana Project

This year marked the 21st anniversary of our annual retreat at Kyaswa Monastery and of the community development programs funded by the MettaDana Project. Our relationships with local community members continue to strengthen and we are so pleased that our relationship with Sayadaw U Pannananda, who is now the leading monastic teaching the retreat, has continued to blossom and flourish.  Read more