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Liberation of Heart and Mind: Lovingkindness and Insight Weekend (2 days)

June 5 – 7, 2015 (Friday to Sunday)

Registration for this retreat is closed

There may be rides available for this retreat. You can also offer a ride. Click here to view the listings.

One space currently available!

All scholarship funds have been awarded.

This silent weekend course, open to all, is an opportunity to explore the Buddha's teachings on liberation, with an emphasis on the practice of metta, or lovingkindness. Through learning to connect with our mind/heart/body process with interest and acceptance, we touch into the wordless depths of our own heart, and develop greater understanding and compassion. In this way, we increase our ability to meet life's changes with graceful ease and serenity.


Michele McDonald

Michele McDonald has taught insight meditation around the world for over 35 years, helping individuals to find their own natural entry points into stillness and deep liberation. She is a co-founder of Vipassana Hawai'i as well as a leader of retreats for youth and taking part in Burma relief projects.

Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey's teaching 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 longtime student of Michele McDonald.

Listen to one of Jesse's talks: Exploring Thirst, Conceit and Views given at IMS on May 29, 2015 – 59 minutes, 40.4 MB (Download, Stream)

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