Upcoming Retreats

Join Jesse and many others in a ritual of solidarity and defiance we we ring bells at sunrise and sunset for the duration of the Trump presidency as a reminder of our solidarity based on love and possibility, as an affirmation of our determination to stand against oppression in all its forms.

Visit www.ringthebells.net for more info and to sign up!



28- May 6

Kayanupassana: Contemplation of the Body with Care

Palolo Zen Center, Honolulu, HI


~ MAY ~

26 – June 8

Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat with Michele McDonald, Rebecca Bradshaw and Greg Scharf

Insight Meditation Society, Barre MA


~ JUNE ~

10 – 12

Liberation of Heart and Mind: Lovingkindness and Insight Weekend with Michele McDonald

Insight Meditation Society, Barre MA


~ JULY ~

26-Aug 4

Affectionate Awareness as a Path to Liberation with Michele McDonald

Vallecitos Mountain Refuge, Taos, NM




Vipassana Retreat with Michele McDonald

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre, Whistler, BC


Weekend Retreat with Michele McDonald

UBC Asian Centre, Vancouver, BC

27- Sept 4

Freedom Through Understanding: Insight as a Path to Peace with Michele McDonald

Galilee Center, Arnprior, ON



Jesse is the resident teacher for Vipassana Hawai’i and can be found many Sundays leading our weekly sitting and giving a Dhamma talk in Kapa‘au, North Kohala on the Big Island of Hawai‘i.