The path of Buddhist practice is designed to help us release stress, strain and suffering in our life through developing insight. One framework that can help us do this is the “Five Aggregates” or “Five Heaps”, a way of investigating our experience of body and mind that reveals what is true about this life, how we have misperceptions that get us into trouble, and how we can live lives of greater freedom. Join us to learn and practice together. We will be investigating out experience through silent meditation while sitting, walking, eating, and resting. The retreat will be supported by guided meditation, talks, and time for questions.
Anushka has trained in Buddhist meditation for over 30 years, primarily Vipassana or Insight Meditation. After studying Buddhism at Harvard, she spent four years in full-time meditation training in the US, India and Sri Lanka. She was invited to teach Dharma in 1998 and later went through a four year meditation teacher training program with Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg and other leading Western Buddhist meditation teachers. Anushka joined the Teacher’s Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in 2011. Her work has been featured in publications like Tricycle, Lion’s Roar, Turning Wheel, Inquiring Mind, as well as on her blog on the Huffington Post about dharma and politics.
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.
Please note our Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel more than 45 days prior to the retreat: We will refund all fees less small administrative fee of $20.00
If you cancel 14-44 days prior to the retreat: We will refund all fees less $100.00.
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 usually mean that others cannot attend the retreat.