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The 7 Factors of Enlightenment: A weekend meditation retreat on Lanai

Come attend The 7 Factors of Enlightenment: A weekend meditation retreat, with Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey, on Lanai, Hawai’i.

The 7 Factors of Enlightenment (bojjhanga) are mental qualities repeatedly emphasized by the Buddha as essential to the process of liberation of the heart and mind. Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Rapture, Calm, Concentration, and Equanimity each play important roles in the process of insight and as a group, they also serve to support one another in skillful balance. Join Jesse for a weekend vipassana meditation retreat, held in silence, where we will explore the many ways of understanding and encouraging these qualities can strengthen our practice.

Seeing Clearly – Living Harmoniously

A seven day Vipassana Meditation Retreat led by Grahame White

Dates April 24- 30, 2015

Learning 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 mind more clearly and understanding so we can know what is useful and what is not useful for us to experience a deep harmonious, relationship with ourselves and the world we inhabit.

This retreat is designed to be suitable for beginners to meditation and also as a refresher for seasoned meditators. We will be practicing in the beautiful, relaxed atmosphere of the Palolo Zen Centre, Honolulu Hawaii.

Detailed registration information HERE.

The Legacy of Sayadaw U Lakkhana ~ MettaDana at 20 years

shaka u lakkhana

Dear Friends,

As you likely know, Sayadaw U Lakkhana, abbot of the Kyaswa Monastery and compassionate inspiration for the MettaDana project passed away earlier this spring. Sayadaw’s death inspired the full range of emotions for all of us involved in these projects in Burma – grief at our loss, appreciation for all he offered us over the years, joy for the goodness that he shared with so many, and concern for the future of Wachet village, for which he was a major benefactor.

Before he died, Sayadaw exhorted us to continue the Kyaswa retreat at the monastery and continue to endeavor in support of his vision for ongoing humanitarian work in the village of Wachet and the surrounding region. We promised to continue the retreat and to honor and support his good works in Wachet and beyond, inspired by a deep motivation to keep his vision for the Kyaswa retreat and the MettaDana work alive. Read more

Upcoming Retreats

IMG_0900For calendar and registration details, click here. Our next retreats:

July 12, 2014 – Saturday: One-day Vipassana meditation retreat with Jesse Vega-FreyLocation: Palolo Zen Center, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

July 20, 2014 – Sunday: One-day Vipassana meditation retreat with Jesse Vega-Frey. Details forthcoming soon. Location: North Kohala, Hawai‘i.

July 21 – 30, 2014Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Steven Smith and Michele McDonald. Registrations and inquiries welcome through Vallecitos Mountain Ranch. Vallecitos Mountain Ranch Wilderness Learning and Retreat Center, New Mexico.