This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.
All scholarship funds have been awarded.
Fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists for this retreat have been filled.
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 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 frequent participant in Burma relief projects.
Listen to one of Michele's talks: Guided Appreciative Joy-Mudita given at IMS on June 2, 2017 – 44 minutes, 30.3 MB Download
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: The Present Moment: Come for the Peace, Stay for the War given at IMS on June 2, 2017 – 59 minutes, 40.4 MB Download