What we're about

Meditation, discussion and fellowship. Regular gatherings, weekly and monthly, with committed leaders. Special events, too, featuring distinguished guest speakers and potluck meals. We meet at the Bodhi Tree Dharma Center in Nu'uanu. On festive occasions we celebrate together with other groups who use the center.

The Bodhi Tree Dharma Center is spiritual center offering meditative practices from a variety of traditions. Our vision is to make the practice of meditation openly available to those in society most in need; to develop and deepen the capacity for unconditional, selfless dedication to the service of others; and to exercise innovation and creativity in the application of Mindfulness to healing, the arts and daily living.

The Center also serves as a spiritual, educational and social gathering place for Vietnamese, Burmese and Thai residents. These communities hold their ceremonies and host visiting monks at the Center. Classes in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Non Violent Communication are offered along with Vipassana and Tibetan forms of meditation for our English speaking community.

We wish to deepen our understanding of the relationship between self and other and reflect that understanding in positive forms of transformation for the individual, the family and the community.

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Practices in the Plum Village Tradition with Honolulu Mindfulness Community

Bodhi Tree Meditation Center

Every Tuesday night, members of the Honolulu Mindfulness Community, whose practices represent the Plum Village tradition,established by Thich Nhat Hanh, present sitting and walking meditations , along with Sutra readings and discussion Very good for beginning students

Zoom Vipassana Meditation with Joe Bright

Online event

Wednesday sitting is now virtual and in person! You can find the Zoom log in information below. We are meeting in person and those that can not come to Bodhi Tree you can still use Zoom.

For attendance for those that are joining us via Zoom, the attendance ID is[masked] and the password is[masked].

Joe Bright will introduce the practice and lead the meditation. There is time for discussion and questions. Joe is a dynamic, down to earth speaker. His practice is a key part of his life, and he speaks from experience . Joe currently runs two acupuncture clinics: Kama'aina Acupuncture in Kapahulu as the first dedicated low-cost "community acupuncture" clinic in Honolulu, and Clear Path Acupuncture. Joe has a varied background that has included working as a bicycle mechanic, freelance artist, teaching calligraphy and Tai Chi, a nanny, and even a CEO of a small entrepreneurial company. He is an artist, whose work has been displayed at the Honolulu Museum of Art as well the Bishop Museum. Please join us. Come a bit early for easy parking. If our lot is full, look for a spot on Aloha Street, just a block away. Newcomers always welcome.

See you there!

Sound and Inner Light Dark Room Meditation

Bodhi Tree Meditation Center

Benefits of Dark Room Meditation:
Dark Room Meditation is a deep unveiling journey to the light of Self.
This method of meditation in darkness enhances the experience of inner light due to the natural changes in the biochemistry of the brain
These biochemical changes then influence changes in the spinal cerebral fluid, throat, vegas nerve, and brain-heart-viscera connection.
a. regenerates the nervous system
b. develops sensitivity of sensory receptors ( eyesight, hearing, smell, taste taste.
c. Induces deep rest, reducing stress and root causes.
d. healing of psychological traumas
e. experiences of divine and personal insights.
f. assists in supporting cardiovascular health, supports healing for burnout syndrome and fatigue
g. regeneration of the psyche,removes the body of psychic sediments and deposits, and allows to cure the disturbed, uncertain mind.
h. allows the development of intuition, creativity, imagination and various inner experiences that are normally suppressed

For more information , contact Vima at vimalamura.com/dark-room-meditation
Contribution $25.00

Practices in the Plum Village Tradition with Honolulu Mindfulness Community

Bodhi Tree Meditation Center

Every Tuesday night, members of the Honolulu Mindfulness Community, whose practices represent the Plum Village tradition,established by Thich Nhat Hanh, present sitting and walking meditations , along with Sutra readings and discussion Very good for beginning students

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Zoom Vipassana Meditation with Joe Bright

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