Liberation of Heart and Mind: Lovingkindness and Insight Weekend – WMM (3 days)

June 7 – 10, 2018 (Thursday 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.

A limited number of fellowships for Educators, Health Care Professionals and Artists are available.

This retreat is full with a waitlist. To be added to the list, submit a registration and deposit.

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 36 years, helping individuals to find their own natural entry points into stillness and deep liberation. She is a co-founder of Vipassana Hawai'i and a frequent participant in Burma relief projects.

Listen to one of Michele's talks: Old Age, Death, Unconditional Love, and Unconditional Peace given at IMS on June 1, 2018 – 64 minutes, 44.2 MB Download

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: The Present Moment: Come for the Peace, Stay for the War given at IMS on June 2, 2017 – 59 minutes, 40.4 MB Download