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 a few cabins ready for reservations and the kitchen and bathrooms are up and going. However, by no means is the place perfect. It will take several months to work out the kinks here. 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 money 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! 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 that surrounds KMEC. If you have any questions about specific amenities, please contact us before booking.
Meditation & Yoga Retreat in an organic, ocean view orchard in Hawaii
Kirpal Meditation and Ecological Center (KMEC) in Pahoa, Hawaii, offers a wonderful spiritual uplifting environment to heal and grow. Located a half mile from the beach, this ocean view sanctuary has access to swimming, fresh fruits, snorkeling and soaking in the famous thermal warm ponds.
KMEC is designed to be able to serve individuals and groups with a variety of retreats. Our full service staff can assist you with designing the retreat of your dreams in the areas of Yoga, Surf and Yoga, Meditation and Spirituality, and Holistic Nutrition and Detox. We recommend booking a full retreat package to soak up our sacred space. Our cabins can also be booked on a nightly basis. See rates below.
Short drive from Hilo International Airport
Daily yoga in 1000 square foot Yoga Hale with ocean view
Daily meditation in custom designed Balinese Meditation Pavilion
Full service treatment room (massages, acupuncture, energy work)
Full service laundry facility
Free wifi service
Complimentary organic fruit from the orchard on the property (when in season)
LAVA FEILD VISTA 1 & 2 | $115
2 Private Cabins Sleep 4 each, with Ocean and Lava Field Views - Each Includes Private Bath
Both Lava Field Vista 1 and 2 are brand new construction. These 20’ x 24’ spacious cabins boast a beautiful screened in porch offering spectacular views of the new lava fields with an ocean backdrop. Each 14’ x 14’ bedroom offers a comfortable queen bed, 2 bunk beds, closet, desk and chair.
Additional details about these cabins: 2 minute walk to the kitchen/dining area and meditation pavilion. 3 minute walk to yoga hale. Each cabin has curtains for privacy and the windows are all screens, no glass. Cabins are on a raised platform for better viewing and less bugs. There is a double door entry for extra security and privacy, with a door into cabin and another door into room.
Friendly and loving staff
A multi-purpose pavilion for groups, weddings or individual activities
Safe and purified state-of-the-art rainwater catchment system for drinking
Nearly 100% solar powered (generator assistance when needed)
Lovely 11 acres of fruit trees and forest
Fresh linens, blankets and towels
Ocean views over the orchard
Sound of the surf in the distance
Alkaline water upon request
Salt water swimming just a half mile away at Isaac Hale Park
Jungle warm ponds
Safe, peaceful, healing ambience; with many flowering plants
Freshest air on the planet
Fragrant Trade Winds
Clear and beautiful star gazing
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