What: Join Zen Priests Jaune Evans and June Tanoue, Kumu Hula, for a two day meditation and hula retreat in Volcano, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Weʻll explore the nature of compassion through meditation and walks in this dynamic landscape sacred to the Fire Goddess Pele. Weʻll also strengthen the mind-body connection as we explore the sacred dance of hula known as the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people. No hula experience necessary. Delicious meals by Ricia Shema.
Where: Maluhia Guest House Volcano, Hawaii Island
When: Retreat begins Friday, January 13th with tea at 4 pm and supper at 6 pm. Retreat ends Sunday, January 15th at 12 noon.
- Friday, January 13th 4 pm - 9 pm
- Saturday, January 14th 7 am - 9 pm
- Sunday, January 15th 5:30 am - 12 noon
Who: Rev. June Ryushin Kaililani Tanoue is a fully empowered Zen Priest and Zen Teacher in the White Plum Lineage. She co-founded the Zen Life & Meditation Center, Chicago in 2004 and Zen Center of Hawaii in 1993 with her husband, Robert Joshin Althouse, Roshi. Born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, June is a fully empowered Kumu Hula (master teacher of the Hula). She studied with Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang in his Halau Hula Ka No’eau based in Waimea for 14 years taking part in traditional ‘uniki (graduation ceremonies) as an ‘olapa (dancer), ho’opa’a (keeper of the chants) and kumu hula (master teacher of the hula). June began her hula school, Halau i Ka Pono – The Hula School of Chicago™ in 2009 based in Oak Park. She also studied la'au lapa'au, Hawaiian spiritual healing, with Henry Auwae. Her professional life includes working in food banking for nearly 25 years.
Who: Rev. Jaune Ando Evans is a student and disciple of Zen Master Norman Fischer in San Francisco, CA. Originally ordained in 1982 by Roshi Bernie Glassman of the White Plum Sangha, Jaune is now an ordained Soto Zen priest in the Everyday Zen lineage of Suzuki Shunryu Suzuki. She is a poet and photographer who also serves as the Executive Director of Tamalpais Trust, a philanthropic foundation dedicated to supporting Indigenous-led organizations protecting sacred lands and waters, human rights, cultural life ways and gender empowerment.
Cost: $195 includes 5 meals. Lodging on your own. There are 4 rooms open in the Maluhia Guest House which are on a first come, first serve basis. $70 single / $35 double per night. Contact June Tanoue at email@example.com if interested and willing to share a room. Other airbnbʻs are available in the area for overnight lodging. Google "Volcano, Hawaii airbnbs" to find one.
Contact: June Tanoue at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jaune Evans at email@example.com.
Photograph by G. Brad Lewis.