Honolulu Dhamma Community


A Mindful Weekend on the Ridge

Lead by Xuan and Thanh Huynh

Time:        2nd Saturday and Sunday of each month 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Place:        Hawaii Loa Ridge Park, end of Puu’Ikena Drive,

                   East Honolulu (between Aina Haina and Niu Valley, exit at Kawaikui Beach Park)

Cost:       Free

Spend the day/weekend in nature, learning/practicing the art of being present with life’s unfolding events without expectation, resisting unpleasant or holding on to pleasant experiences. This non-judging observation allows the natural development of beautiful mental qualities. It gives rise to the understanding of the mind-body process and the true nature of phenomena. This simple yet profound practice can bring joy and peace and transformation of being. There will be alternating sitting/walking periods and instruction/discussion.

Beginners are welcome (It would be helpful to read the introduction to mindfulness in the following website if you are new to vipassana: www.mindfulnessfreecourse.net).
Please tell security that you attend a gathering at the park sponsored by the Huynhs. Bring your own lunch and water, on-the-ground sitting gear, a light jacket or rain coat, an umbrella (in case of rain which usually does not last) and a hat. Do not park in the hikers’ area on the right (mauka/high end) of the road. If the lot to the left/makai is full, park on Ikena circle (the last cross-street before the entrance to the park) and walk up the stairs (on the left) to the retreat location by Diamond Head pavilion (lower/makai end of the park). You may join/leave the retreat at any time but please inform us when you leave.

For more information (and confirmation):  email Thanh at mindfulhawaii@gmail.com or visit Honolulu Dhamma Community website at


or call 282-6578