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Special Events


Teachings on The Nine Stages of Meditation


Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche

Saturday March 28th 2020 and Sunday March 29th 2020

10-12pm and 2-5pm each day

Location: Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort

 650 Aleka Loop, Kapaʻa, HI 96746

Cost:  Suggested donation $50-$75 per day, $100-150 for the weekend

No-one turned away for lack of funds

Pre-registration recommended

Please arrive at 9.30 to check in.  Teachings start promptly at 10

Contact: Esti Grinpas (808) 651-9118


To pre-register and donate on-line for this event please click here

The Nine Stages of Meditation utilizes a visual approach to enable us to clearly understand the progressive stages of meditation practice. This teaching provides a basis for one new to meditation to begin practice and for those with an existing practice to progress. Additionally, these insights reveal how to overcome obstacles, develop and grow, and how to experientially gauge signs of progress in our meditation practice.


Past Events

The Heart Sutra

As taught by Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche

The Heart Sutra is the quintessence of Shakyamuni Buddha's teachings on the way things are, clearly elucidating how the nature of all phenomena is emptiness. This is an extremely profound text because it contains all the key points of explanation found in the sutras regarding the true nature of phenomena. "Receiving this teaching is a truly rare and precious opportunity" as the Buddha himself stated. "The recipient of teachings on the Heart Sutra obtains the benefits and qualities of having received the teachings on emptiness"  This is a spiritual journey of heart-mind that examines phenomenal perceptions of the outer world and inner aspects of our very being. 

DATE:  Saturday March 30th & Sunday March 31st 2019

TIME:  9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(lunch break 12 - 2pm both days)

LOCATION:  WOMEN IN THEATER, KUKUI GROVE MALL , 3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766 (The old Verizon Wireless store near Times Supermarket)

Pre-Registration recommended & appreciated

Suggested pre-registration (by 3/23) donation
$80 - $110 for the weekend ($55 per day)
Suggested at the door donation
$90 - $120 for the weekend  ($60 per day)

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

*This is a non-profit event.  All donations go towards the venue cost & travel for Rinpoche ~ Mahalo

We invite everyone to attend


Please register and donate here: https://www.tarasangha.org/generosity
or send a check made payable to Tara Sangha to
Esti Grinpas
6186 Helena Lane
Unit H
Kapaa HI 96746


Esti at (808) 822-4599

Transforming Adversity & Vipashyana Meditation with Khentrul Rinpoche

on Kaua'i July 7 - 8, 2018

Khentrul Rinpoche will reveal how we can enjoy much greater well-being in our lives by sharing some remarkable and little known tools for transforming adversity. The vast majority of us have never considered this method for transforming our experience. It is an unparalleled approach which directly pertains to the modern challenges we face.


This teaching is based upon a pith instruction written by the 3rd Dodrubchen Rinpoche, Jigme Tenpe Nyima (1865-1926), one of the most outstanding Tibetan saints of his time, and teacher to many great masters.


These gems of advice are priceless and inexhaustible treasures that will serve as a means for overcoming adversity and for creating more happiness in our lives and in the world. We invite everyone to attend.  It is not necessary to have attended part I or II as Rinpoche will review the key points covered then.  


















\Vipashyana: The Search for Ultimate Truth and the Cultivation of Wisdom

Ultimate and lasting peace and happiness cannot be reached by relying on the outer world alone. It is found within ourselves when love and compassion is used as the basis for cultivating wisdom. Vipashyana, translated as profound insight meditation, is the exploration into the true nature of all things. This wisdom view is necessary for finding complete freedom from disturbing emotions and all suffering. Upon completion of the mind training text for Transforming Happiness and Suffering, Rinpoche will proceed to teach on vipashyana view and meditation.

Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am - noon & 2pm - 5pm

Courtyard Marriott
Chart Room
650 Aleka Loop
Kapaa, Hawaii 96746

The cost for this retreat is $50-$75 per day

$100-$150 for the weekend  
*No one will be turned away for a lack of funds.


Questions? and reservations Esti (808) 822-4599


To donate online for this event click here


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August 2017 Compassion In Action Lawai International Caring Day

August 26, 27 2017  Integrative Workshop on Living Life as Practice:

How to Train in all Situations with Paloma Landry

 April 1st and 2nd 2017 A weekend of teachings with Khentrul Rinpoche on Transforming Suffering and Happiness


February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16 2017

 Live Webcasts with Khentrul Rinpoche

Teachings on The Precious Garland of Four Dharmas by Longchenpa


February 2017 Compassion In Action K.O.R.E. Kauai Ocean Recreation Experience 

June 18th, 2016 11am - 10pm Compassion In Action Pint Night Earthquake Fundraiser for the people of Langtang Valley Nepal.

 Kauai Beer Company Lihue

January 30th 2016 Fundraiser Garage Sale for New Sound System  


 May 19th 2016  Public Talk Finding Joy  in troubled times with Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche, St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Lihue


May 21 and 22, 2016 Weekend Retreat Bringing Happiness and Suffering onto the Path with Khentrul Rinpoche, Hanapepe Library

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