A Lei of Inner Beauty
“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!