Welcome to Hawaii Vipassana

Hawaii Vipassana offers one to ten day Vipassana courses as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin at non-center sites in Hawaii.

Volcanic Eruptions Claim Hawaii Vipassana Site

On May 18 the volcanic activity on the Big Island of Hawaii claimed the land where Hawaii Vipassana Association has been holding courses for the past 10 years.

What is Vipassana

Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art of Living. For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr. Goenka & related videos and Questions & Answers about Vipassana are available.

The Courses

The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are no charges for the courses – not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit.

Meditation courses are held at both center and non-center locations. Meditation centers are dedicated facilities where courses are held regularly throughout the year. Before meditation centers were established in this tradition, all courses were held at temporary sites, such as campgrounds, religious retreat centers, churches and the like. Today, in regions where centers have not yet been established by local students of Vipassana who live in the area, 10 Day meditation courses are held at non-center course sites.

World Wide Directory of Centers

Visit www.dhamma.org to learn more about centers around the world.