Visiting Teachers

Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

As a teacher of Vipassana (insight) meditation and other meditation practices from the Theravadan Buddhist tradition, Jesse aims to inspire the skills, determination, and faith necessary to realize the deepest human freedom. He is a student of Michele McDonald’s and was trained and authorized by her to teach. His approach is rooted in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma and encourages an exploration of the relationship between ethics, insight, and action. He is the resident teacher forVipassana Hawai’i and when off-island teaches mostly in the US and Canada.

Events with Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Compassion and Dispassion in Times of Volatility
August 15, 2020

Michele and Jesse have graciously offered to hold this half day retreat as a fundraiser for Vallecitos. We are deeply grateful for their commitment to the practice and to supporting Vallecitos. Participants will have the option to offer dana to Michele and Jesse at the end of the offering.   We live in a time of heightened personal and social intensity in regard to the vicissitudes of life: of gain/loss, pleasure/pain, praise/blame, status/disgrace – as the Buddha framed the matrix. How do we find a balance of seclusion and engagement that develops our personal awakening while not disregarding our role…