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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 for 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.

Aug
29
Sat
Seeing Clearly ~ Cultivating Wisdom – 1/2 Day Retreat with Grahame White – August @ Online via Zoom
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Seeing Clearly – Cultivating Wisdom

Daylong Retreat with Grahame White

Saturday, August 29th (Hawaii)

1:00-5:00pm

Sunday, August 30th 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.

All periods will be offered via Zoom and a suggested practice schedule will be offered for the periods outside of the formal teaching.

Aug
30
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Aug 30 @ 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:
Sep
6
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Sep 6 @ 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:
Sep
13
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Sep 13 @ 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:
Sep
20
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Sep 20 @ 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:
Sep
27
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 @ 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:
Oct
4
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Oct 4 @ 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:
Dec
11
Fri
A Lei of Inner Beauty @ Kohala Institute at ʻIole
Dec 11 – Dec 13 all-day

“In this world there is no greater adornment than purity of conduct, no greater refuge, and no other basis for the flowering of insight and wisdom. Ethical conduct brings a beauty that is not plastered onto the outside, but instead comes from the heart and is reflected in the entire person. Suitable for everyone, regardless of age, station or circumstance, truly it is the adornment for all seasons.”

   ~ Sayadaw U Pandita, the great Burmese Buddhist Meditation master

May Day ~ Lei Day is a time of celebration and renewal. It is a time to bring forth the goodness in ourselves and share it with the world.

Join Vipassana Hawaiʻi Resident Teacher Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey for a weekend in silent meditation where we will carefully string our lei of inner beauty moment by moment through a clear and caring relationship with the experience of body and mind.

Vipassana (Insight) meditation was developed in the ancient teachings of the Buddha who sought to help liberate beings from suffering.

~ With a commitment to ethical conduct we build the foundation of our spiritual journey.

~ Through the cultivation of concentration and mindfulness we come to see the nature of phenomena in a way that unravels our attachment, aversion, and delusion in regards to experience.

~ By developing the divine abodes of lovingkindness, compassion, appreciation, and equanimity we create a balanced mind whose peaceful love for the joys and hardships of the world is unhindered by preference.

Guidance in sitting and walking meditation will be offered as well as daily Dhamma talks to help integrate the practice into our lives.

We will be supported by the beautiful historic campus of the Kohala Institute at ʻIole which has become a vital part of the North Kohala Community.

At the close of the retreat, all yogis are invited to come to tour the nearby land of Vipassana Hawaiʻi where we soon hope to build a temple and community contemplative space!