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CALENDAR

MOVING FORWARD WITH MYANMAR

A military coup has overthrown the democratically elected government of Myanmar – the root of our lineage and Buddhist practice. Please check out the initial campaign we are running to help educate and gather momentum of goodness around the world to begin the process of inspiring change.

Visit the project page HERE

PROGRAMS

Vipassana Hawai‘i offers a variety of programs aligned with Buddhist Theravada 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.

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

Join the Vipassana Hawaiʻi teachers for an online Sunday Sitting program

NEW REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY SITTINGS IS CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 15 2021.

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 (All Times Hawaii / GMT-10):

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
11
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Vipassana Hawaiʻi teachers for an online Sunday Sitting program

NEW REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY SITTINGS IS CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 15 2021.

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 (All Times Hawaii / GMT-10):

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
18
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Vipassana Hawaiʻi teachers for an online Sunday Sitting program

NEW REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY SITTINGS IS CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 15 2021.

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 (All Times Hawaii / GMT-10):

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
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Vipassana Hawaiʻi teachers for an online Sunday Sitting program

NEW REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY SITTINGS IS CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 15 2021.

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 (All Times Hawaii / GMT-10):

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
1
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Vipassana Hawaiʻi teachers for an online Sunday Sitting program

NEW REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY SITTINGS IS CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 15 2021.

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 (All Times Hawaii / GMT-10):

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
6
Fri
CLARIFYING THE MIND- A Month-Long Vipassana Practice Period @ Online
Aug 6 – Sep 3 all-day

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOT YET OPEN.

Clarifying the Mind

A Month-Long Practice Period

in the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

~ August 6th – September 3rd, 2021 ~

in 4 Weekend ONLINE Sessions

~ August 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 ~

or

or 4 Weeklong ONLINE Sessions

~ August 6-13, 13-20, 20-27, 27-Sept 3 ~

with Michele McDonald, Steven Smith, Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey, and Darine Monroy

Clarifying the Mind is a month-long practice period that will take place in the during the month of August 2021.

People are invited to join for Full-Time Intensive Retreat options or Weekend-Only options.

  • Weekend yogis are invited to register for any or all of the 4 Weekend sessions.
  • Full-Time Intensive Retreat yogis are invited to continue the weekendʻs teachings into the week, supported by interviews and Q&A sessions. Yogis can sit in this supported self-retreat format for any of the 4 weeklong periods within that month or for the entire month.

The Full-time Intensive Retreat option is only open to yogis who have previously sat multi-day in-person retreats with Vipassana Hawaii teachers.

Teachings

This retreat period will focus primarily on the practice of the four Brahma Viharas – the Divine Abodes – as taught by the Buddha and in the traditions of the Theravadan lineage.

The Brahma Viharas are a series of practices and teachings that ecompass the most highly regarded spiritual emotions in our lineage: Metta (lovingkindness), Karuna (compassion), Mudita (appreciateive joy) and Upekkha (equanimity). Together they form a comprehensive and perfectly balanced system of mind-cultivation: one that conditions the mind to be imbued with good-will and peace for all beings in the world (including ourselves) and all their range of joy and sorrow without hesitation or restraint. It is a coherent path that has the ability to develop the full range of love and wisdom necessary for the project of awakening.

We will offer a range of approaches to the Brahma Viharas to allow for a range of entry points according to individual conditions. Helping people both into the doorway of pure concentration as well as a more integrated approach that includes the sense-experiences and wisdom-inclined method of our vipassana practice are of the highest priority for our teachers.

Weekend Program Schedule will Be:

All Times Hawaiʻi – All sessions will be recorded and available for later viewing

Friday

  • 2pm evening Dhamma Talk

Saturday

  • 7am  Walking Meditation
  • 10am  Sitting with Instructions
  • 2pm  Q&A Session
  • 4pm  Metta Chanting and Sit

Sunday

  • 7am  Walking Meditation
  • 10am  Sitting with Instructions
  • 2pm  Sitting, Talk, Q&A
  • 4pm Metta Chanting and Sit

Additional

  • Recorded Instructions will also be available

Intensive Retreat Yogis:

  • Will be invited to join each of the weekend programs
  • Are expected to be mainly in silence – on a period of intensive retreat – during their chosen period.
  • Will be offered 2 interviews each week with a teacher (Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11-1pm Hawaiʻi Time – with some flexibility for yogis in distant time zones)
  • Will be offered a Q&A Session as a group each week with a teacher. (Wednesdays at 2pm Hawaiʻi Time)
  • Will be otherwise self-directed during the weekdays

The Basic Program Schedule will be as follows:

August 6-8 (and following week)

KAYANUPASSANA / CONTEMPLATION OF THE BODY

*

August 13-15 (and following week)

VEDANANUPASSANA / CONTEMPLATION OF THE BODY

*

August 20-22 (and following week)

CITTANUPASSANA / CONTEMPLATION OF THE MIND

*

August  27-29 (and following week)

DHAMMANUPASSANA / CONTEMPLATION OF DHAMMAS

*

August 3rd (Full-Time Yogis Only)

INTEGRATION / CLOSING

Please contact Vipassana Hawaii with any questions you may have regarding your participation.

Scholarships

If you are experiencing financial hardship and need scholarship support, please contact us. Scholarships are available upon request. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. We look forward to supporting you in the ways we know best during these challenging times.

Teacher Dana

In accordance with tradition, all Vipassana Hawai’i internationally respected teachers offer their teachings free of charge and are supported through the freely-offered generosity of students and supporters. Costs associated with retreats cover the growing expenses associated with online services, online storage, broadcasting equipment, and website administration – but do not support teacher time, training, effort, or energy. We believe that this commitment helps keep the purity of the teachings alive and thriving, as it has for millennia. They do not collect salaries in keeping with the time-honored tradition of sharing openly the chance for peace. This allows us to keep our registration fees as low as possible but also means that the livelihood of our teachers is precarious. As a result, we strive to give back in any for – including monetarily – so that they may continue their endeavors and share their wisdom. Vipassana Teachers must be supported in this way if we are to keep this tradition alive, healthy, and with integrity in the modern era. Dana, or generosity, can be offered by mailing a check at the end of the retreat or online here.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the event, unfortunately we cannot afford to offer a refund. Last-minute cancellations are costly and usually mean that others whom we have already turned away can no longer attend the retreat.

Aug
8
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Vipassana Hawaiʻi teachers for an online Sunday Sitting program

NEW REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY SITTINGS IS CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 15 2021.

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 (All Times Hawaii / GMT-10):

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
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Vipassana Hawaiʻi teachers for an online Sunday Sitting program

NEW REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY SITTINGS IS CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 15 2021.

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 (All Times Hawaii / GMT-10):

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: