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Upcoming Non-Residential Mindfulness Retreat Led by Grahame White
I highly recommend that you consider fitting in your busy schedule some or all the sessions in this upcoming non-residential mindfulness retreat that Grahame will be leading while he is visiting our Island home.
There will be two full days of practice, and all the remaining sessions will be for two hours in the evening — perfect for folks with busy day jobs.
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Katina and I are very happy to be hosting Grahame White for two consecutive Thursday evenings as part of his non-residential “movable feast” week-long retreat organized by the Honolulu Dhamma Community.
Learning to Live Mindfully: A Short Course in Mindfulness On and Off the Cushion With Grahame White, July 30 – August 8, 2015
This course is presented as an opportunity to learn how to bring mindfulness, “one of the causes of happiness,” into our daily lives.
Grahame White has been involved in Buddhist meditation practice for over 40 years. Though trained in the classical tradition of insight meditation, he teaches in a relaxed, humorous and accessible style. He took a primary role in the establishment of Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw in Australia and co-founded the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Center outside Sydney.
Thursday, July 30, 6:00-8:00 PM. Instruction, practice, Q&A. Marx Residence, 3241 Alani Drive Free, optional teacher donations.
Sunday, August 2, 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM. Day of practice, Palolo Zen Center, 2747 Wai’oma’o Rd. Suggested Donation $30.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, August 3, 5 and 7, 6-8 p.m. Instruction and practice, Bodhi Tree Meditation Center 654A N. Judd St. Suggested donation $10.
Tuesday, August 4, at Hawaii Loa Ridge Clubhouse*, Pu’u ‘Ikena Drive Free, optional teacher donation.
Please ask at guard check in for directions to club house.
Saturday, August 8, 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM. Day of practice, Palolo Zen Center, 2747 Wai’oma’o Road. Suggested Donation $30.
Optional morning sessions, August 4 & 6, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Hawaii Loa Ridge Park*, Pu’u ‘Ikena Dr. Please ask at guard check in for directions to the park. Free, optional teacher donation.
All events can be attended for $75.
For further information and to register please contact [email protected]
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On Tuesday, September 2, 2014 we are very happy to be hosting an evening with Chamtrul Rinpoche, who will be leading our evening meditation and giving a talk on “The 4 Principles of Mind Transformation,” at our home at 2601 Ferdinand Avenue, in lower Manoa, from 6 to 7:30 PM. As with all our activities, the program is free and open to the public. You may want to sign up on the right for our email list to hear about future guest teachers we host from time to time.
“At fourteen, he entered his monastery to study with his first root guru, the dzogchen master Naljor Yeshe Wangchuk, under whom he studied the preliminary practices (ngondro), heat yoga (tummo), and dzogchen, and completed the ngondro accumulation three consecutive times.
For many years he engaged in rigorous studies of the Five Sciences curriculum, the traditional fields of knowledge of a Buddhist scholar. Under the supervision of his main root guru, His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, he was conferred the title ‘Khenpo’ – roughly equivalent to ‘Doctor of Buddhist Philosophy’.
Having completed his studies, he returned to his monastery, opened a monastic college, and stayed there for a number of years to teach the monks.
Since 1996, he has been teaching in numerous Buddhist institutes around the world, and regularly at the Bodhicitta Dharma Centre in the Indian Himalayan town of Dharamsala. Over the years he has taught thousands of students from over ninety different countries.
Always ready to give Dharma teachings wherever they are needed, and following numerous invitations from many of his students, Chamtrul Rinpoche frequently travels the world, giving teachings, empowerments, transmissions, and lectures.
Teaching in accordance with his students’ temperaments, interests, and capacities, his range of subjects include sutra, tantra, and dzogchen. Through his invaluable knowledge and practical advice, he compassionately guides them towards inner peace and happiness.”
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On Thursday, August 28, 2014 we are very excited to host the American Buddhist nun Virañani, who lead an evening dedicated to the practice of metta, or loving-kindness, meditation.
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Weekend Non-Residential Metta Mediattion Retreat
Venerable Virañani will also be giving a retreat from Friday, August 29 through Sunday August 31, sponsored by the Honolulu Dhamma Community, a community of Vipassana practitioners on Oahu, Hawai’i.
In this special weekend offering, Venerable Virañani will share the traditional progression of the formal practice of developing mettā. Along the way, we develop skills to arouse genuine loving kindness towards ourselves, our friends, the difficult people in our lives, and all beings. This will be followed by instruction how to establish mindfulness.
To receive more information and to register for this retreat please go to their registration page –> Landscape Of The Heart Weekend Retreat
The practice of loving-kindness meditation (mettā bhāvana) aims at the cultivation of a loving, benevolent attitude towards all living beings. It opens the heart, expands the mind, and allows us to deeply know the landscape of the heart.
Since the time of the Buddha, this form of meditation has been used as a practice in itself, and as a support for the development of insight. This is a flexible practice that can be done either formally or at any time during our daily lives.
In this special evening of teaching and guided meditation, Venerable Virañani will share the traditional progression of the formal practice of developing mettā, which allows us to develop the skills to arouse genuine loving kindness towards ourselves, our friends, the difficult people in our lives, and all beings.
This evening program is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. As is traditionally the case in the Burma, the teachings are offered on a donation basis.
About the Teacher
The Venerable Virañani is an American nun ordained in the Burmese Theravada tradition. She has been a nun for more than eight years and has been living at the Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Center in Burma since 2006.
Ven. Virañani has studied the dharma and practiced meditation for many years, sitting numerous long-term retreats. As well as her commitment to the inner work of Buddhist meditation, Ven. Virañani is also deeply involved in compassionate action through her service to yogis in the Meditation Center and her dharma teaching in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Burma.
Additionally, she helps organize and distribute funds donated to children and adults in great need in Burma, many of whom are orphans or displaced persons due to Cyclone Nargis. Ven. Virañani edits and distributes the Metta in Action Newsletter.