Protecting the Sacred in Difficult Times
A weekend Vipassana Meditation Retreat
with Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
November 10 - 12, 2017
(Friday evening to Sunday at noon)
Join Buddhist teacher Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey for a weekend retreat on the wonderful island of Lanai. During our time together we will be in silence, learning about the practices and principles of Vipassana: mindfulness, concentration, and kindness offered in our tradition to stabilize the mind and gain powerful insight into the nature of life to help us alleviate suffering. We will take our inspiration from the members of the Lanai Hongwanji community, who once had to protect their sacred altar from confiscation or destruction during WWII. We will learn about their powerful story and use it as an example of how we must all protect our most sacred places of the heart when confronted by threats and challenges in life or within our own minds.
This retreat is a fundraiser for the Lanai Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. All proceeds will go to support the longevity of this important place. Overnight accommodations at the temple are limited to 8 people. If you are coming from off-island and wish to arrange other accommodations for the duration of the retreat, please contact us.
For more information, or to register for the retreat, visit Vipassana Hawai‘i.