We have been blessed to be one of the few places that were spared from the 2018 lava eruption in the Puna area. We have always felt like our space is sacred and after watching the lava flow all around us, we know just how magical and sacred this place is. With that being said, KMEC had to sit empty for a number of months because of the mandatory evacuation of the area. After a great deal of work, we now have the place up and running; however, there is still much to do.
We do have most cabins ready for reservations and all the communal buildings and facilities are operational. However, by no means is the place perfect. It will take several months for some of the produce to return and work to be completed. We ask if you do decide to book with us and experience the magic of this place, please do so with this in mind. We ask for your patience, grace, and understanding during this recovery period.
Furthermore, we are grateful for the business we receive at this time as every dollar goes towards rebuilding KMEC. We are a fully self-sustainable property, so we function 100% on solar, off-grid water, septic. Getting these and other essentials back up and running has been costly. We also lost many fruit trees during the evacuation, so please understand if we do not have our full offerings of fruit available for your enjoyment.
With all this being said, the energy of the place is more powerful than ever! Pele (the lava Goddess of Hawai’i) has made our facility even more secluded and magical by surrounding the grounds by new lava fields. Our Meditation Pavilion is open and our Yoga Hale is open! Come see the new land that was created by the lava and feel its energy all around KMEC. If you have any questions about specific amenities, please contact us before booking.
KMEC was brought into existence from the inspiration of His Holiness Param Sant Kirpal Singh JI MAHARAJ, AND IN HONOR OF his mission of human unity. Our calling is to assist every soul who chooses to spend time with us in their transformation into oneness.
MEDITATION & YOGA - One's search for inner peace cannot come without balance in both the mind and the body. Here at KMEC our focus is creating a space for you to grow into your oneness. Whether you are a beginner or an elite yogi, you will find that our custom Balinese Meditation Pavilion and 1000 square foot ocean view Yoga Studio will give you all the space you need to reach the highest level of love and harmony within. We are open to all people from all walks of life who choose to come and practice with a loving intention. Read More
RETREAT - Look no further in your search to get away and connect to yourself or your group. Our entire facility can be rented out to host private groups for a custom retreat 365 days a year! When our center is not hosting groups, we open our space for individuals to come and experience a personal retreat with access to all the amenities KMEC and Hawaii have to offer. Learn More
SACRED LAND - Our 10-acre organic orchard has been blessed with a pure intention to serve all those who choose to come and experience it. Each of the over 30 different types of trees were planted with the intention to provide food and healing to our guests (more on food). The cabins on property have all been built by hand and designed to be in harmony with the trees and nature surrounding them. We enjoy using all of Mother Earth's sacred resources by harvesting the sun's power for our electricity and rain for our drinking water. Because we are fully integrated with state-of-the-art solar power and water purification systems, we have all the features of any "on grid" facility which includes free wifi, normal flush toilets, instant hot water, and every room has full electricity. This ensures our guests are comfortable and never feel like they are "off grid" living (more on accommodations). Finally, we are just a small part of a much bigger experience on the Big Island, as Hawaii has long been known for its one-of-a-kind features you cannot find anywhere else (more on activities).
Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center came into being out of my devotion to Param Sant Kirpal Singh JI who has been my spiritual teacher and guide for over forty years. He passed on in 1974. His continued protection, love and grace will bless all those who come here.
The purpose of this Center, with its natural beauty near the ocean, is for the weary Soul to rest from its entanglements, be able to distinguish itself from the mind and enjoy inner peace.
– Leonard Sussman, Founder