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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.

Aug
1
Mon
Affectionate Awareness: at the Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center @ Vallecitos Ranch
Aug 1 – Aug 14 all-day
Aug
14
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NEW REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY SITTINGS IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 24TH, 2022

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU THEN!

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 (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
21
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NEW REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY SITTINGS IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 24TH, 2022

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU THEN!

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 (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
28
Sun
Vipassana Hawaiʻi Sunday Sitting ~ Online @ Online via Zoom
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NEW REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY SITTINGS IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 24TH, 2022

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU THEN!

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

NEW REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY SITTINGS IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 24TH, 2022

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU THEN!

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

NEW REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY SITTINGS IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 24TH, 2022

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU THEN!

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

NEW REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY SITTINGS IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 24TH, 2022

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU THEN!

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 (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:
Sep
23
Fri
Clarifying the Mind – A 10-Day Online Practice Period @ Online
Sep 23 – Oct 2 all-day

Clarifying the Mind

A 10-Day Practice Period

in the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

~ September 23rd – October 2nd, 2022 ~

with options for Weekend or 10-Day ONLINE Sessions

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

TEACHINGS

The Buddha taught that our complete liberation from the entanglements of the heart is achievable through the simple observation of all phenomenon that can be directly experienced. Through this observation, we come to see that all conditioned experiences are impermanent, undependable, and without essential selfhood. But it is hard to observe all these phenomena clearly! Developing an attention that is conducive to this kind of insight requires a profound balance between clarity and kindness, determination and dexterity, strength and suppleness. Our time will consist of an array of traditional and innovative approaches to practicing in various fields of awareness – of the body, feeling tone, the mind, and other directly observable phenomena – bolstered by the power of the brahma viharas: love, compassion, appreciative joy, and equanimity.

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

NEW REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY SITTINGS IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 24TH, 2022

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU THEN!

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

NEW REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY SITTINGS IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 24TH, 2022

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU THEN!

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 (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: