RETREATS

In-person retreats are on hold for a while as the world figures out the COVID-19 pandemic. For the time being…

Jesse is a regular teacher on Vipassana Hawaiʻi’s Online Sunday Sitting.

The free web-based offering is held each Sunday at 2pm Hawaiʻi time and offers guided meditation instruction, Dhamma talk, and a period of Q&A rotated with the other teachers of Vipassana Hawaiʻi. Register here.

In addition, here are some online retreats he is teaching over the coming months –


Dhamma: Pure, Deep, and Simple

An Online Meditation Retreat

November 27 – December 2, 2020

with Steven Smith, Michele McDonald, and Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Come receive a pure and powerful Dhamma teaching and engage in the practice that awakens deeply embodied wisdom and kindness.

Our minds all have the ability to pierce through the delusions that enshroud us and to abide in the truth of reality in ways that are tender, clear, strong, and wise. But it will not happen on its own. It takes dedicated time and practice and the protective conditions under which we can meaningfully explore the nature of mind and body – and of our resistance to it.

Join this dedicated group of teachers and fellow-yogis for an intensive period of self-retreat supported by a range of online offerings. While your daily schedule will be largely up to you to decide, the program will also include:

~ Daily practice instructions

~ Dhamma talks

~ Q&A Sessions

~ Group chanting in the evenings

for more info and to register click here


Invigorating our Hearts

A Month-Long Practice Period

in the Brahma Viharas

~ January 8th – February 5th, 2021 ~

with Steven Smith, Michele McDonald, and Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

This retreat period will focus primarily on the practice of the four Brahma Viharas – the Divine Abodes – as taught by the Buddha and in the traditions of the Theravadan lineage.

The Brahma Viharas are a series of practices and teachings that ecompass the most highly regarded spiritual emotions in our lineage: Metta (lovingkindness), Karuna (compassion), Mudita (appreciateive joy) and Upekkha (equanimity). Together they form a comprehensive and perfectly balanced system of mind-cultivation: one that conditions the mind to be imbued with good-will and peace for all beings in the world (including ourselves) and all their range of joy and sorrow without hesitation or restraint. It is a coherent path that has the ability to develop the full range of love and wisdom necessary for the project of awakening.

We will offer a range of approaches to the Brahma Viharas to allow for a range of entry points according to individual conditions. Helping people both into the doorway of pure concentration as well as a more integrated approach that includes the sense-experiences and wisdom-inclined method of our vipassana practice are of the highest priority for our teachers.

for more info and to register click here


…and keep an eye out for these upcoming online offerings…

Satipatthana en Español

Ya viene… (con Darine Monroy)


Insurgent Heart Study Group

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