Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center

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Venue Description


What better place to Produce a Workshop, Event, or Host a Retreat than in this tropical wonderland in the center of Hawaii’s natural & volcanic wonders?

As a group leader, facilitator or teacher, our Group Retreats Program is an easy way for you to host an event with a group of ten people or more.  KMEC offers group pricing for group retreats and events of 10 to 30 people. KMEC may be rented out for single or multiple day events.  KMEC can provide privacy and solitude for your event whether you require use of all or only part of KMEC’s facilities.

We recommend that you plan your program as much in advance as possible, in order to assure availability of accommodations and meeting facilities.


  • Reduced and flexible accommodation rates.  Contact us for a quote on our highly competitive rate.

  • Free usage of our meeting spaces, equipment and fast internet service

  • Accommodations for up to 30 guests and Facilities for up to 100 students.  Our unique, natural cabins will ease the souls of your group

  • Friendly staff that serve with aloha

  • Proximity to Volcanoes National Park, thermal swimming & soaking pools, superior snorkeling, natural cave steam baths, and much more

  • Near to Local Farmers Markets, Uncle Robert’s Night Market and Kehena black sand beach which is frequented by dolphins


  • Contact us with your plans that we may co-envision your event and collaborate together

  • Promote your workshop

  • Enjoy leading your retreat in a peaceful, natural setting



Savasana pose at the end of Yandara Yoga Institute’s recent 16-day Hawaii Teacher Training at KMEC


Hale (Hawaiian; pronounced Hah-Lay; meaning: building, pavilion, house or meeting place)

Yoga Hale: Our largest event space, the Yoga Hale has a floor space size of about 20-feet by 40-feet and has about 1000-square feet of floor space.  It can accommodate over 100 people sitting or standing or about 20 people stretched out and lying down (i.e. on yoga mats).  The Yoga Hale includes it’s own kitchen and full bathrooms.

Meditation Hale: Our Balinese Meditation Pavilion open 24 hours a day for prayer, small group meetings, yoga or solitude. Custom made in Bali, it is a very holy and special place for prayer and reflection.  It can accommodate 30-40 people sitting on cushions.  It is equipped with a TV, DVD-player, wifi, light, cushions and it’s own independent solar power system.

Kitchen & Dining Hale:

Meals prepared by a private chef may be included in your quote upon request.  Special diets may be accommodated.  KMEC is a vegetarian facility.

In order to accommodate you during your workshop, we have available a large variety of items for your use and some at no additional cost.

You will receive a list of these items eight weeks prior to your arrival. Items can include:

  • Free, fast Wifi internet service around much of the center
  • Backjacks (floor-level seating with back support)

  • Flipchart with stand

  • iPad dock with speakers (CD player on request)

  • Laptop/mp3 player hookups

  • Yoga mats, blankets, straps, props

  • TV and VCR/DVD player

  • Folding chairs and tables



Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center is a half mile from the ocean on the eastern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii, approximately seven miles from the small village of Pahoa. The 10-acre ocean-view property is blessed with average daytime temperatures of 85° F year-round, and 65° F at night, with cool, fragrant trade winds, surrounding tropical flora, including old growth mangoes, nearby swimming, surfing and snorkeling in the ocean and natural volcanically heated thermal oceanside pools.


This property was once a papaya farm and is now newly planted with sour sop, jack fruit, pomegranate, rollinia, variety of bananas, figs, passion fruit, mamey sapote, avocados, papayas, sugar cane, coconut, lilikoi and guava. There are also loquat, cacao, macadamia nut, cashew nut, noni, starfruit, breadfruit, tangelos, grapefruit, oranges, tangerines, lemons, pomelos and more.

The octagonal Balinese meditation pavilion is set among shade-trees with an expansive view of the ocean. The island wildlife is all around us – a variety of birds by day and at night there’s the pleasant chirping of Coqui frogs – and there are no snakes. Natural wonders include Volcanoes National Park, lava and crater viewing, volcanically heated warm ponds and steam vents (as outdoor saunas) and other wonders of the lush tropics.

Just beautiful and far beyond our expectations! Very inspiring, healthy, loving and friendly environment and people staying/working there. We actually changed our flights so we could stay longer.





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: Leonard Sussman

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2 Reviews

  1. 5 Points You Must Consider When Organizing a Retreat in Hawai’i | Retreat Network
    5 Points You Must Consider When Organizing a Retreat in Hawai’i | Retreat Network

    […] Whenever you can support a local business and give your money to Hawai’i, do so. Working with a retreat center owned by people who actually live on Hawai’i is a great way to get top notch service and insider […]

    11 Oct 2017 at 7:32 am
  2. lennysussman

    To get a climps of what reveiws we have so far, please go the Air where there are many excellent reviews.
    Being a new retreat center, we have had only 6 or so retreats here so far, all positive, all are returning, but we have not had any reviews from these groups posted as to date.

    2 Feb 2015 at 7:56 pm

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