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Steven Smith

Steven V. Smith co-founded Vipassana Hawai’i in 1984 and in 1995 founded the MettaDana Project for educational and medical projects in Burma. Also in 1995 Steven helped establish the Kyaswa Valley Retreat Center in Burma, headed by Sayadaw U Lakkhana. This partnership created Vipassana Hawai’i’s Fusion Dhamma approach combining traditional and contemporary teaching styles in the same retreat. Anchored in the Theravadan Buddhist Burmese lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw since 1974, he was trained and sanctioned as a teacher by revered monk and meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita. Steven teaches Vipassana and the Divine Abodes (loving-kindness, compassion, joy, equanimity) at meditation retreats around the world.

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Events with Steven Smith

Metta Vipassana: Cultivating Love & Wisdom (Vancouver)
April 23, 2021

Sign-up to be notified when registration opens for this 2021 program. Vipassana (Insight or Mindfulness) meditation practice unites the stillness of concentration with the immediacy of moment-to-moment silent 6 sense awareness. By calming body and mind, intuitive wise knowing arises — opening to the truth of each moment’s experience within and around us. In this way, we increase our ability to meet life’s ups and downs with graceful ease and peace. Metta (Lovingkindness) meditation practice calls forth the beautiful spiritual emotions within our heart: lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity. Mindfulness of these qualities strengthens and matures them, which leads…

Metta Vipassana: Awareness as a Path to Liberation
April 28, 2021

Sign-up to be notified when registration opens for this 2021 program. Experience practicing Metta (unconditional love and kindness) and Vipassana (insight) meditation on beautiful Cortes Island.  In this 14-day silent retreat, discover the four immeasurables (unconditional love, wise compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity) through meditations that fuse these fundamental spiritual emotions with the intuitive wisdom of Vipassana. Develop compassionate awareness and a more loving heart with a unique melding of mindful movement alongside the Metta and Vipassana practices. Please note: Tuition does not include a fee for the presenter. This is a dãna-based retreat (see below for details). What is…