Keahualaka is an ancient Hula heiau tucked into the cliff near Makana Peak in the Ke`e heiau complex on the island of Kauai. In this documentary produced by Ka`imi Na`auao O Hawai`i Nei Institute, our founder Roselle Keliihonipua Bailey gives her first-hand account of what transpired over many years after she sought and received permission to undertake the daunting challenge and the work that went into freeing it from its almost forgotten state to being open and available to Hula students and practitioners worldwide.
These guided meditations are not from any particular tradition, but could be seen as reflecting the perennial teaching inherent to many traditions. They have been created to help convey the practice that will lead to Samadhi, which is realization of your true nature beyond this limited form. Integral to this ancient form of meditation is the cultivating of the skills of concentration and inner surrender (mindfulness), which has been shown to have many side benefits such as reduction of stress, increased attention and cognitive abilities, increased compassion, tolerance, creativity, emotional intelligence, self awareness, ability to break addictions, and a variety of health benefits. As we move through the practices we move from shorter periods of meditation to longer periods, and we move from using techniques to choiceless awareness. We move from mind fullness to mind emptiness, and to realizing the non-dual state or the Samadhi state which is beyond fullness and emptiness.
This meditation series is divided into 3 parts; beginner, intermediate and advanced, going progressively deeper into meditation and self inquiry. We will start by narrowly focusing on the breath, which will help to cultivate presence and equanimity. Once you have practiced the beginner meditations and you are able to stay with the breath at the nostrils for long periods of time, you can move to the intermediate meditations where we start to observe the entire field of changing phenomena throughout the body. Once you have practiced the intermediate meditations and are able to be with the field of changing phenomena, you can move to the advanced meditations where we will start to observe consciousness itself. These meditations can be seen as preparation for the longer 1 hour meditations in the Samadhi Guided Meditation Series. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…
Practice in a comfortable position, sitting on a cushion, chair or meditation bench and make sure your spine is straight. Rest your hands in whatever position you like. Once you have found a comfortable position, make an intention to stay in that position for the whole meditation without shifting or moving. The eyes can be open or closed. If they are too open you may become distracted, and if fully closed your meditation may become foggy or dull. So adjust your practice accordingly so that your meditation is vivid and lucid.
Shamanism was an integral part of humanity for thousands of years. They were the first healers, teachers, and scholars. Eventually, the wisdom of the shamans was lost through the trials and travails of humanity. Now, in our modern age with technology that grants us access to knowledge from around the world, we have brought the […]
Ho’okupu is a Hawaiian tradition and is in practice today just as much as it had been in days gone by. In a nutshell, they are offerings given freely as an expression of gratitude, respect, and aloha: an ENERGY EXCHANGE that brings a healing ’round full circle, so that energies are cycled as they are elevated. […]
The Hawaiian Islands were once home to an incredible diversity of terrestrial snails, one of the most diverse assemblages to be found anywhere on earth. Today, the majority of these species are gone and most of those that remain are threatened with extinction. […]
ʻO kā ʻikaīka ʻo kā manāʻo me ke kino. Hō’ouna aloha ī na mea a pau ʻo ʻōukōu. Loaʻa he nūi lā kākōu. ʻO kā maluhia nō me ʻoe.
Be strong in mind and body. Sending aloha to you all. Have a great day, everyone. Peace be with you.
Originally this film was going to be a part of Samadhi Part 3, but it grew into its own separate creation. It explores something very important that is seldom spoken of in some spiritual traditions (the topic is almost taboo). It is based around insights that came during a “peak meditation experience” when I encountered beings that identified themselves as “the Seraphim”. Yes, the Seraphim are considered to be “angels”, but for me were nothing like the humans with wings depicted in the Bible, but a field of conscious energy which has the singular purpose of helping our soul to complete its evolutionary journey. In this film I report on the experience and give some insights that came to me. Such phenomena may sometimes be dismissed or negated due to preconceptions or biases within the limited egoic self, or on the flip side they may be given too much emphasis and become entrapments for the ego as it creates an identity around them. The film explores the relationship between the dimensions of being and becoming as the self structure grows and evolves, and the apparent paradoxes of realizing Samadhi at increasingly more subtle levels of the developmental spiral.
Realizing Samadhi is only the first step in an unfathomable unfolding journey to expand the inner lotus into higher worlds; an enlightenment process which is a development within the levels of self structure and soul. Awakening is waking up to the unchanging dimension of absolute “being”, pure consciousness, while enlightenment is about the ongoing dance of evolution and involution within the manifested world, the endless cycle of “becoming”. The human game allows the possibility of creating an expanded and purified vessel to interface with divine consciousness, or higher “impersonal” levels of consciousness. When we sacrifice the egoic wants to allow this divine connection to unfold, we become part of an expanded level of existence and part of a higher “plan”.
Through imitation of the Seraphim, or by matching their vibration, humans can have the same unmediated union with god. We are meant to imitate them, learn from their example, merge with their light, but not to worship them. Nor can we invoke their presence or try to summon them from the lower mind. We merge with them by becoming like them, by matching their resonance as we evolve on the spiritual path.
This release includes the full “Metatron’s Vision” which is a related sound and visual journey (or you could call it a “transverberation”) created by Daniel Schmidt and David Donnelly (the Fractalverse). “Metatron’s Vision” is designed to be listened to with headphones because the stereo effects create a swirling of energy that is difficult to perceive with speakers. Choose a time and place where you are not going to be interrupted. There are no particular instructions for the experience itself. Just see if you can sit still and go through the entire journey without generating a thought, staying present and attentive to the whole experience.
A version without the preceeding narration is available here: https://youtu.be/uNS2t7VvMMo
Where were you on January 17, 1993?
Onipa’a, the documentary film, conveys the somberness of the 100-year Observance of the Overthrow 27 years ago.Twenty thousand people gathered. 5 days of programs —5 film crews, innumerable interviews Remarkable in scope and range; moving events —a street play, concerts, readings, speeches, music, vigils, marches and much more. Luminaries from the Hawaiian community, captured on video, who are no longer with us today, Common folk, politicians, warriors, musicians, all kanaka Aloha ‘Āina—lovers of the land, of their Hawaiʻi.
Join us for our LIVE watch party of this documentary. After the film, David Kalama of Kalama Productions and Joan Lander of Nā Maka o Ka ʻĀina will join Meleanna Meyer and Malia Nobrega-Olivera in a LIVE discussion about the importance of preserving Hawaiian History through telling our stories in film.
Learn Hawaiian language (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi) for free with our online educational series.
I ke aloha o ka e aloha. E ke ano o ke kanaka e makemake i ka halawai! E Aloha e lawe i loko o kou na’au! I ka ho’omaika’i Pōʻahā, Nā Kānāka!
To love is to be loved. Be the kind of person you want to meet. Let Aloha carry within your heart. Have a blessed Thursday, People!
In case you don’t know, these are some of the reasons that there’s a large (Hawaiian) Language gap between Native speakers, mānaleo and their offspring, keiki and moʻopuna.
Leydy Pech, a Mayan beekeeper who led a coalition that stopped Monsanto from planting genetically modified crops in seven states in southern Mexico, was recently awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize. Pech, a 55-year-old Indigenous woman from the state of Campeche in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, works with a rare, stingless, native bee species (Melipona beecheii) that […]
Aia La O Pele (There is Pele) · Halau Hula Ka No’eau (Hawai’i Arts Ensemble)
Aloha kākahiāka ʻōukōu a hau’li lā Pō’ahā. Mahele nā makana ke aloha ʻiā ʻōukōu. Ō kā maluhia nō me ‘oe.
Good morning and Happy Thursday, everyone. Share the gift of Aloha with all. Peace be with you.
Grounding Mother Gaia Ceremony. Enter to the magical forest and feel the moisture and divine Gaia healing vibes. This is shaman drum journey grounding ceremony immersed in sounds of shaman drum, gong, rattles, nature sounds and more. We collectively work to heal us and Patcha mama.
Close your eyes and feel the energy, charge and align Your cells and deep breathing. The trance will guide You into deep connection with Mother Earth. Wear headphones if You have the chance and bare feet on the ground
😊🌍🐳🙏💖 ❤️ Mekealoha kakou