The Seven Factors of Enlightenment
A weekend Vipassana Meditation Retreat with Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Lanai Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, Lanai, HI
November 9 - 11, 2018
(Friday evening to Sunday at noon)
Join Buddhist teacher Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey for a weekend retreat on the wonderful island of Lanai. The 7 Factors of Enlightenment (bojjhanga) are mental qualities repeatedly emphasized by the Buddha as essential to the process of liberation of the heart and mind. Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Rapture, Calm, Concentration, and Equanimity each play important roles in the process of insight and as a group, they also serve to support one another in skillful balance. Join Jesse for a weekend vipassana meditation retreat, held in silence, where we will explore the many ways of understanding and encouraging these qualities can strengthen our practice.
Evening talks are free and open to the public.
Overnight accommodations at the temple are limited to 8 people. We also have available five spots in a nearby plantation home.
If you are coming from off-island and wish to arrive early or extend your stay on Lanai or have questions regarding how to get to the temple, please contact our retreat manager.
Teacher dana - In accordance with tradition, all Vipassana Hawai’i internationally respected teachers offer their guidance and teachings free of charge and are supported through the freely-offered generosity of students and supporters. Costs associated with retreats cover the expenses associated with food, lodging, and administration but not teacher time, training, effort, or energy. We believe that this commitment helps keep the purity of the teachings alive and thriving, as it has for millennia. They do not collect salaries in keeping with the time-honored tradition of sharing openly the chance for peace. This allows us to pass on our direct facility costs and keep our registration fees as low as possible. As a result, we strive to give back in monetary gratitude so that they may continue their endeavors and share their wisdom. To learn more about the practice of dana, and to offer it online, please visit our website.
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey moved to the Island of Hawai‘i in 2011 to serve as key support for the Hawai‘i Island and O‘ahu sangha. As a teacher of Vipassana (insight) meditation within the broader context of the Theravadan Buddhist tradition, his teaching aims to inspire the skills, determination, and faith necessary to realize the deepest human freedom. A student of Michele McDonald, his approach is rooted in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma and encourages an exploration of the relationship between ethics, insight, and action. He is the resident teacher for Vipassana Hawai’i and teaches around the world. Jesse was a co-founder of The Stone House, a center for spiritual life and social justice in Mebane, NC and was a board member of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship for several years.
Please note our Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel more than 45 days prior to the retreat: We will refund all fees less PayPal fees - usually $50.00- $60.00
If you cancel 14-44 days prior to the retreat: We will refund all fees less $200.00.
If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the event: Unfortunately we cannot afford to offer a refund. Last-minute cancelations are costly and sometimes mean that others cannot attend the retreat. If there are extreme circumstances and we have someone else to fill your spot, we may be able to support some kind of refund.