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CALENDAR

* BLACK LIVES MATTER *

It is obvious. It is urgent.

Because statements matter less than action, we simply want to make it clear that we are open to invitation and direction from black leadership on ways we can use our skill set and infrastructure to support the ongoing work of the movement to defend black lives.

All inquiries can be sent here

May we be free from all forms suffering and oppression. May we be or service to the spiritual and social liberation of all beings.

PROGRAMS

Vipassana Hawai‘i offers a variety of programs aligned with Buddhist Theravadic teachings in Hawai‘i, the US mainland, Canada, and Southeast Asia. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned yogi, we provide a diverse range of practice opportunities throughout the year. Click through to learn more about us, or to join our Hawai‘i sangha online for our Sunday sittings.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most in-person programs for this year have been cancelled. Please check in for updates to our online offerings.

Nov
23
Fri
Dhamma: Pure, Deep, and Simple @ Palolo Zen Center
Nov 23 @ 4:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm


With Michele McDonald & Steven Smith

Friday, November 23 – December 1, (nine days)

Location: Palolo Zen Center, Honolulu

Come receive a pure and powerful dhamma-teaching, the practice that awakens wisdom and metta, deeply embodied from the inside. Experience a nine-day Vipassana silent retreat in the beautiful serene Palolo Valley.

This retreat is now closed, however, starting on Saturday through Friday, evening Dhamma talks are open to the public.

Jul
5
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Vipassana Hawaiʻi teachers for an online Sunday Sitting program

It is a wonderful way to connect with community, practice together, hear the teachings, and deepen our understanding of the Dhamma.

Our teachers will take turns each week guiding meditation, offering talks, and taking the lead on questions.

The program schedule will be:

2:00 PM
Guided Meditation
2:30 PM
Dhamma Talk
3:00 PM
Q&A
*
Once you register, the link for the Zoom meeting along with the password will be sent to you.
*
Our Sunday Sittings are free and open to the public.
*
Please remember that, in accordance with tradition and out of an inspiration to protect the integrity of our teaching lineage, our teachers do not charge money for their offerings. They are supported entirely by dana: the freely offered generosity of students and supporters.
*
At any time, monetary donations to the teaching team can be made online here:
Jul
12
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Vipassana Hawaiʻi teachers for an online Sunday Sitting program

It is a wonderful way to connect with community, practice together, hear the teachings, and deepen our understanding of the Dhamma.

Our teachers will take turns each week guiding meditation, offering talks, and taking the lead on questions.

The program schedule will be:

2:00 PM
Guided Meditation
2:30 PM
Dhamma Talk
3:00 PM
Q&A
*
Once you register, the link for the Zoom meeting along with the password will be sent to you.
*
Our Sunday Sittings are free and open to the public.
*
Please remember that, in accordance with tradition and out of an inspiration to protect the integrity of our teaching lineage, our teachers do not charge money for their offerings. They are supported entirely by dana: the freely offered generosity of students and supporters.
*
At any time, monetary donations to the teaching team can be made online here:
Jul
19
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Vipassana Hawaiʻi teachers for an online Sunday Sitting program

It is a wonderful way to connect with community, practice together, hear the teachings, and deepen our understanding of the Dhamma.

Our teachers will take turns each week guiding meditation, offering talks, and taking the lead on questions.

The program schedule will be:

2:00 PM
Guided Meditation
2:30 PM
Dhamma Talk
3:00 PM
Q&A
*
Once you register, the link for the Zoom meeting along with the password will be sent to you.
*
Our Sunday Sittings are free and open to the public.
*
Please remember that, in accordance with tradition and out of an inspiration to protect the integrity of our teaching lineage, our teachers do not charge money for their offerings. They are supported entirely by dana: the freely offered generosity of students and supporters.
*
At any time, monetary donations to the teaching team can be made online here:
Jul
25
Sat
Seeing Clearly ~ Cultivating Wisdom – 1/2 Day Retreat with Grahame White – July @ Online via Zoom
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Seeing Clearly – Cultivating Wisdom

Half-Day Retreat with Grahame White

Saturday, July 25th (Hawaii)

1:00-5:00pm

Sunday, July 26th 2020 (Sydney Australia)

9:00am-1:00pm

Practicing Vipassana meditation is perhaps the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and others. Vipassana is concerned primarily with the cultivation of awareness and understanding. Awareness so that we can see our minds more clearly and Understanding so that we can know what is useful and what is not for experiencing a deep harmonious relationship with ourselves and the world.

Join meditation teacher, Grahame White for a virtual half-day insight and mindfulness meditation practice. This practice session will include guided periods in sitting and walking meditation practices. There will be time at the end to discuss strategies for the integration of mindfulness in daily life.

Jul
26
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Vipassana Hawaiʻi teachers for an online Sunday Sitting program

It is a wonderful way to connect with community, practice together, hear the teachings, and deepen our understanding of the Dhamma.

Our teachers will take turns each week guiding meditation, offering talks, and taking the lead on questions.

The program schedule will be:

2:00 PM
Guided Meditation
2:30 PM
Dhamma Talk
3:00 PM
Q&A
*
Once you register, the link for the Zoom meeting along with the password will be sent to you.
*
Our Sunday Sittings are free and open to the public.
*
Please remember that, in accordance with tradition and out of an inspiration to protect the integrity of our teaching lineage, our teachers do not charge money for their offerings. They are supported entirely by dana: the freely offered generosity of students and supporters.
*
At any time, monetary donations to the teaching team can be made online here:
Aug
2
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Vipassana Hawaiʻi teachers for an online Sunday Sitting program

It is a wonderful way to connect with community, practice together, hear the teachings, and deepen our understanding of the Dhamma.

Our teachers will take turns each week guiding meditation, offering talks, and taking the lead on questions.

The program schedule will be:

2:00 PM
Guided Meditation
2:30 PM
Dhamma Talk
3:00 PM
Q&A
*
Once you register, the link for the Zoom meeting along with the password will be sent to you.
*
Our Sunday Sittings are free and open to the public.
*
Please remember that, in accordance with tradition and out of an inspiration to protect the integrity of our teaching lineage, our teachers do not charge money for their offerings. They are supported entirely by dana: the freely offered generosity of students and supporters.
*
At any time, monetary donations to the teaching team can be made online here:
Aug
9
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Vipassana Hawaiʻi teachers for an online Sunday Sitting program

It is a wonderful way to connect with community, practice together, hear the teachings, and deepen our understanding of the Dhamma.

Our teachers will take turns each week guiding meditation, offering talks, and taking the lead on questions.

The program schedule will be:

2:00 PM
Guided Meditation
2:30 PM
Dhamma Talk
3:00 PM
Q&A
*
Once you register, the link for the Zoom meeting along with the password will be sent to you.
*
Our Sunday Sittings are free and open to the public.
*
Please remember that, in accordance with tradition and out of an inspiration to protect the integrity of our teaching lineage, our teachers do not charge money for their offerings. They are supported entirely by dana: the freely offered generosity of students and supporters.
*
At any time, monetary donations to the teaching team can be made online here:
Aug
15
Sat
Compassion and Dispassion in Times of Volatility @ online
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

We live in a time of heightened personal and social intensity in regard to the vicissitudes of life: of gain/loss, pleasure/pain, praise/blame, status/disgrace – as the Buddha framed the matrix. How do we find a balance of seclusion and engagement that develops our personal awakening while not disregarding our role in the world around us? How do we discern the boundaries of care and of peace in regards to the world and to our own lives? Join Michele and Jesse for a half-day meditation retreat where we will explore some of these issues and attempt to instill a sense of confidence in our path going forward – in the many fruitful ways that are possible. All are welcome!

Schedule (Mountain Standard Time):

1:00 – 2:00 – Opening and Sit w/ instructions

2:00 – 2:30 – Walk

2:30 – 3:15 – Sit

3:15 – 4:00 – Dhamma Talk

4:00 – 4:30 – Walk

4:30 – 5:00 – Q&A

5:00 – 5:30 – Sit and close

Aug
16
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Vipassana Hawaiʻi teachers for an online Sunday Sitting program

It is a wonderful way to connect with community, practice together, hear the teachings, and deepen our understanding of the Dhamma.

Our teachers will take turns each week guiding meditation, offering talks, and taking the lead on questions.

The program schedule will be:

2:00 PM
Guided Meditation
2:30 PM
Dhamma Talk
3:00 PM
Q&A
*
Once you register, the link for the Zoom meeting along with the password will be sent to you.
*
Our Sunday Sittings are free and open to the public.
*
Please remember that, in accordance with tradition and out of an inspiration to protect the integrity of our teaching lineage, our teachers do not charge money for their offerings. They are supported entirely by dana: the freely offered generosity of students and supporters.
*
At any time, monetary donations to the teaching team can be made online here: