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.

Upcoming events (5)

Mindfulness Meditation with Tenaya Jackman and Noah Pomeroy

Bodhi Tree Meditation Center

Tenaya Jackman and Noah Pomeroy are certified teachers in Mindfulness Meditation. They have many years of experience and spends a lot of their time in the community to help people through mindfulness meditation. This sitting is for experienced meditators as well as beginners with many questions. Please join us for a quiet night of meditation and time for teaching afterwards. The sitting is free and donation accepted.

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

Vipassana Meditation with Joe Bright

Bodhi Tree Meditation Center

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 an acupuncture clinic. Kama'aina Acupuncture in Kapahulu as the first dedicated low-cost "community acupuncture" clinic in Honolulu. 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.

Let's Meditate with the Vipassana Hawai'i O'ahu Sangha

Bodhi Tree Meditation Center

Weekly mindfulness meditation practice for beginners through seasoned practioners. This session is free and open to the public and no advance registration is needed. Voluntary donations are accepted. 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm - Silent Sitting Meditation 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm- Dhamma talk, sharing reflections and practice experiences, questions and answers.

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Vipassana Meditation with Joe Bright

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