Teacher Profiles

Steven Smith

Steven Smith is a founder of Vipassana Hawai’i and Kyaswa Valley Retreat Centre and MettaDana health and education project both in Myanmar. Steve has practised and studied vipassanā as a monk and layperson for more than 40 years and is anchored in the Theravāda tradition.

Events with Steven Smith

Eight Day Retreat with Steven Smith
October 16, 2020

Anchored in the Theravadan Buddhist Burmese lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw since 1974, Steven Smith was trained and sanctioned as a teacher by the late revered monk and meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita. Steven teaches Vipassana and the Divine Abodes (loving-kindness, compassion, joy, equanimity) in meditation retreats in Asia, Hawai’i, North America and Australia. He 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 the late Sayadaw U Lakkhana, Abbot of Kyaswa Monastery. This retreat is…