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Hawai`i Sittings

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Sunday Schedule will be as follows (All times Hawaii):

2pm Sit with Instruction

2:30 Dhamma Talk

3:00 Q&A

We will also stream the entire program on our Facebook page here.

We will post links to our recordings of the sessions here.

In normal times…

The Hawai‘i Island sangha meets in North Kohala Sundays at 4:00 pm:

Buddha statue in lei of Hawaiian flowers

4:00 – 4:45 – Silent Sitting Meditation
4:45 – 5:30 (only when a teacher is on island) – Dhamma talk, questions and answers.

  • Everyone is welcome.
  • No charge.
  • Dana for teachers is welcome.
  • Please arrive on time.
  • Bring a cushion if desired.
  • Chairs are available.
  • Weather in Kohala can be unpredictable so please bring additional clothing appropriate for rain or cold

From either Waimea (Mountain Road) or Kona (Queen Ka`ahumanu Hwy.),

New Entrance for Kohala Sunday Sitting!

Head east on Akoni Pule Hwy (270) toward Pololu from Kapa’au Town.

You will pass Arakaki Market on your right and then Kohala Middle School on your left.

The road will dip down and then pull up a gentle hill passing mile-marker 25 on your right.

Directly after mile marker 25, at the top of the hill (less than 1/2 a mile past Kohala Middle School), you will take a left onto a gravel road toward a gate leading to a long road headed makai (toward the ocean). The road is not yet on maps but will be called “Ala Maluhia” – There is a sign on the gate for “Inhabit Sanctuary.

The gate should be unlocked 15 minutes before the sitting. The gate will remain unlocked but closed for the duration of the sitting. If it is not unlocked when you arrive, just park to the side and wait. Please close the gate behind you when you come in!

Pass through the gate and follow the road all the way to Pratt Rd. As the road bends, hang right and take your first left through the gate onto our land. Follow the path between the palms on your left to the Sunday sitting tent!

Vipassana Hawai’i O‘ahu Sangha meets in Honolulu

Sundays at 5:00 pm

Bodhi Tree Meditation Center

654 N Judd St, Honolulu, Hawai’i  96817

For driving directions please view this map.

5:00 – 5:45 – Silent Sitting Meditation

5:45 – 6:30 – Dhamma talk, sharing reflections and practice experiences, questions, and answers.

Weekly mindfulness meditation practice for beginners through seasoned practitioners. This session is free and open to the public and no advanced registration is needed. Voluntary donations to the temple will be gratefully accepted.

Our location for the Bodhi Tree is 654 North Judd Street, Honolulu. Please note there are several flights of stairs up to the facility. For driving directions please view this map.

Sunday Sitting Practice Leaders at the Bodhi Tree:

(Empty slots will be filled as practice leaders sign up)

March 2020

3/1 Xuan Huynh

3/8  Niki Miller

3/15  Harry Palmer

3/22 – Matt Hawkins

3/29  Matt Hawkins

April 2020

4/5 – U Hla Myint *

4/12 Thanh Huynh

4/19 – Xuan Huynh

4/26 – Matt Hawkins

May 2020

5/3  Joe Bright

5/10 Thanh Huynh

5/17 -Xuan Huynh

5/24  – XX

5/31 – Matt Hawkins

Other Vipassana Sittings on O’ahu: 

Bodhi Tree Meditation Center

654A North Judd Street
Honolulu, HI (96817)

Wednesday 6:30 – 8 p.m.   Led by Joe Bright

Vipassana at the Palolo Zen Center

PZC Stone Statue

Fridays from 9am-noon

Please note, this sitting period is self-directed with no instructions or talks and is intended for experienced practitioners.

On the final Friday of each month, the group works in the Zen Center garden in thanks for the generous use of the space.

Please email Niki Miller with any questions


Broken Ridge Meditation Group

Mu-Ryang Sa  Temple

2420 Halelaau Place

Every Saturday 4-6pm

Monthly half-day retreats

Led by: Gregory Pai, Ph.D.

Email Greg Pai for more information.


Honolulu Dhamma Community

Thanh and Xuan Huynh lead weekend retreats once a month at the outdoor park on

Hawaii Loa Ridge. The retreat is held on both Saturday and Sunday during the day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., every second weekend of the month (except during formal retreat time).

Email Thanh Huynh for more information.

Aloha Sangha

Thursday 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Aloha Sangha meets in our home in Palolo Valley at 2439 A Holomua Place, for meditation and discussion inspired by early Buddhism. All are welcome. For more info and directions, see

Led by Tom Marx

Kailua Insight Meditation Group

The Kailua Insight Meditation Group (KIMG) meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Kailua Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, located at 268 A Kuulei Road in Kailua, at the end of a small lane behind the 7-11 store, across the street from the Kailua Library.

E-mail Niki Miller for more information