Kamala Masters

Residential Retreat Teacher

Kamala Masters is co-founder with Steve Armstrong of the Vipassana Metta Foundation and Sanctuary on Maui, and a Core Guiding Teacher of the Insight Meditation Society of Barre, MA. In 1977 she began her Dharma training in the Mahasi tradition with the late Anagarika Munindra of India. In 1985, the late Ven. U Pandita also became her life-long teacher, training intensively in vipassana and metta jhana meditations in Myanmar and abroad. Presently she continues to receive practice training from Ven. U Vivekananda of Nepal. She encourages total liberation through practicing continuity of awareness with wisdom and compassion in everyday life, as well as in intensive meditation training. Through the many years of practice, Kamala raised four children, and has been blessed by seven grandchildren. Along with Steve Armstrong she continues to be a steward of the sacred sanctuary of land they work and live on.

The development of the mind and heart through meditation, which is what we do in our practice, is bhāvanā, cultivation of this fertile soil from which the fruit of freedom can come. The cultivation of awareness is really coming to see in a very intimate way the default habit patterns of the mind. We need a lot of mettā, and compassion, and equanimity to do that. We need these also to see the joy and delight of moments of being free. These come together so beautifully, these practices of the heart, and the practices of training the mind. It’s all one thing.
 
Kamala Masters, The Two Guardians of the World

Kamala Masters' Upcoming Programs

Retreat On-Land Hybrid

July 19 - July 28, 2024 Friday - Sunday | 9 nights

July Insight Meditation Retreat

The emphasis during this retreat will be on the continuity of awareness in all activities, which stabilizes and balances the mind. Relaxed acceptance of our moment-to-moment experience will become the platform for investigation and wisdom. Particular attention will be paid to the attitudes in the mind that condition our understanding. This retreat is suitable for both beginner and experienced meditators, and we welcome people from all life experiences, backgrounds, and communities.

Kamala Masters

Kamala Masters

Tara Mulay

Tara Mulay

Vance Pryor

Vance Pryor

Winnie Nazarko

Winnie Nazarko

Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein

Walt Opie

Walt Opie

Retreat Online Hybrid

July 19 - July 28, 2024 Friday - Sunday | Audit (broadcast only) | 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

July Insight Meditation Retreat

The emphasis during this retreat will be on the continuity of awareness in all activities, which stabilizes and balances the mind. Relaxed acceptance of our moment-to-moment experience will become the platform for investigation and wisdom. Particular attention will be paid to the attitudes in the mind that condition our understanding. This retreat is suitable for both beginner and experienced meditators, and we welcome people from all life experiences, backgrounds, and communities.

Kamala Masters

Kamala Masters

Tara Mulay

Tara Mulay

Vance Pryor

Vance Pryor

Winnie Nazarko

Winnie Nazarko

Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein

Walt Opie

Walt Opie

Dharma Library

Can't join us live online or on the land? Study and practice at your convenience with Kamala Masters through our new library of recordings, articles, and self-paced online courses.