Vipassana Hawaii

 Vipassana Hawai“i

Vipassana Hawai’i O‘ahu sangha meets in Honolulu Sundays at 5:00 pm: 

The Chan Khong Buddhist Temple, 1105 Hind Iuka Drive, Honolulu, HI (96821)

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.

IMG_3838Weekly 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 Chan Khong Buddhist Temple is at 1105 Hind Iuka Drive in Aina Haina. There is plenty of street parking on the same side of the street as the temple. 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 Chan Khong Temple:

August 2016
8/14 –  Niki Miller
8/21 – Xuan Huynh
8/28 – Pat Masters

September 2016
9/4 – Thanh Huynh
9/11 – Harry Palmer
9/18 – Anushka Fernandopulle
9/25 – Paula Nokes

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 Welcome – No charge – Dana for teachers accepted – Please arrive on time.
Bring a cushion if desirable. Chairs are available.

Driving directions with map:
IMG_7343From either Waimea (Mountain Road) or Kona (Queen Ka‘ahumanu Hwy.), reach Akoni Pule Highway (Hwy 270), and drive in the direction of Pololu look-out. Go through Kapa‘au, past the statue. When you pass a stretch of houses along the highway (Hala‘ula), you’ll also pass the 25 Mile Marker. Keep going. Pretty soon you dip into a gulch and back out again. On your right is the Rankin Gallery and a Chinese temple. Begin looking for a sign to a cemetery, on your left (ocean side), just before you cross a one-lane bridge and before you pass the 26 mile marker. Turn into this road.

(NEW LOCATION) At the T, turn left again. Stay on this uneven road through a tunnel of trees and until you reach its end, right where it wants to veer back to the highway. Continue on through the double gate along another tunnel of trees and take a right at the gate with the Vipassana Hawaii sign affixed. Sometimes the gate remains closed until about a quarter to 4, so if you arrive early, just walk in or wait for one of the local Sangha to unlock it.