November 2021

12Nov(Nov 12)2:30 PM17(Nov 17)11:00 AMMindfulness and Heartfulness for Insight and Liberation2:30 PM - 11:00 AM (17) Upper Retreat Hall Teacher(s): Anushka Fernandopulle; Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey; Jean Esther Sold OutOn-landNo prerequisiteOpen

Event Details

Dates: Friday to Wednesday, November 12-17, 2021 (5 nights). Code 308R21.
Sliding Scale: $250-$1750, PLUS a donation to the teacher(s).
Arrival Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Departure Time: 11:00 a.m.

RETREAT TO BE HELD ON THE LAND! This retreat is currently in session.

Come explore the deep well-being and peace available from learning to live with awareness and understanding the Dharma deeply. Join us to develop a clear, kind presence of mind and heart that can support becoming a more wise, balanced, compassionate human being. This retreat will emphasize a relaxed continuity of attention in sitting, walking, eating and all other daily activities.

We will enter into a contemplative Buddhist retreat period, simplifying our lives by letting go of reading, writing, cellphones, computers, sexual activity and recreational drugs/alcohol to help settle our minds and hearts. The retreat will be supported by guided meditations, Dharma talks, and time for questions in small groups.

Note: Dharma is for everyone but intensive silent retreat is only recommended for those with sufficient psychological stability. This retreat is not appropriate for those with recent trauma, fragile mental health, or who cannot be in silence for 5 nights.

Scholarship offerings: In returning to the land, we will also be returning to our pre-pandemic scholarship options and policies. All scholarship rates require a minimum fee ($50/night). While we are not able to offer “no one turned away”-type of scholarships for in-person retreats, they are still available for online offerings.

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IMPORTANT – Details on our current COVID Safety Protocols for In-person Retreats.


  • Anushka Fernandopulle

    Anushka Fernandopulle

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  • Jean Esther

    Jean Esther

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  • Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

    Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

    Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey aims to inspire the skills, determination, and faith necessary to realize the deepest human freedom. He is the resident teacher for Vipassana Hawai’i and when off-island teaches across the US, Canada, and in Burma. Learn more at

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