“Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves.”

~Stephen R. Covey

Has your non-profit or organization lost its motivation or slipped into a quagmire of administrative issues that are distracting it from focusing on its mission? Are you experiencing burn-out, trauma, or work/life imbalance?

Our ground-breaking nonprofit leadership training program called The Path is taking Hawaiʻi by storm because it directly addresses these very issues in an unconventional way.

Our world needs optimistic leaders who foster meaningful connections with others, have a sense of clarity about their purpose and values, and believe that they can effect positive change. We believe that leaders are at their best when they operate from a place of empathy and compassion and commit to cultivating practices that allow them to sustain their well-being and effectiveness during times of adversity.

If we hadn’t seen it before, this pandemic and global politics have made it glaringly clear that we need a new paradigm of thinking in the world; one that is focussed on humanity and the care of our planet.

According to indigenous wisdom traditions and mainstream philosophies around the globe, the problem with the world today is that people have lost their connection with the flow of the conscious, intelligent, benevolent life-force energy of the Universe. Quantum physicists call it the quantum field. In Hawaiʻi, it’s called ALOHA. 

“ALOHA is the word my kupunas (elders) attributed to the Universe. ALOHA is the Universe.”

~Pilahi Paki

This claim will sound mad to some but it has been proven by many that, by reconnecting with inherent qualities long dormant in each of us, we can regain our connection with ALOHA and live from that place in the world.

By living from ALOHA, we awake to truth and work with the power of life itself in making lasting positive change.

“The world will turn to Hawaiʻi as they search for peace because Hawaiʻi has the key; and that key is ALOHA.”

~Pilahi Paki

To get there, we must train in ways that uncover our inherent qualities and prepare us to lead the world toward a bright future. Hoʻi ka Hā offers its groundbreaking course, The Path, toward this very end. The Path is based on The Path of Meditation that Leads to Living ALOHA and modified for leaders in the nonprofit sector. Why meditation? Pono Shim explains why here.

The Path provides tools that offer a different way to think, especially toward how to use your skills, talents, and influence to make a positive impact professionally and personally. Additionally, The Path encourages those in leadership positions to develop practices and habits that will enable them to sustain their effectiveness and resilience over time.

The Path is designed to develop essential leadership skills and foster personal transformation. In practice, The Path aims to foster leaders who embody empathy, compassion, and mindfulness with the hope that they will continue as catalysts in creating a more equitable world.

There are two tracks to The Path:

Individuals who are seeking personal change toward bringing balance back into their lives; gaining true self-confidence; and reconnecting with ALOHA; thereby bringing care & compassion for all beings & the planet as well as becoming leaders within their workplace, communities, families, network of friends. 

Native Hawaiian community leaders, nonprofit staff, and leaders for social change who wish to maintain well-being and effectiveness during times of adversity; remain focussed on their aim; and learn new ways how to use their skills, talents, and influence to make a positive impact within their communities and organizations.

Anchored in ALOHA, the practice of mindfulness-awareness meditation, quantum physics, the Shambhala teachings, and Asian psychology, this course is specifically designed to teach skills for greater clarity and resilience, improved situational awareness, better decision making, work/life integration, and superior leadership cognizance.

The Path is comprised of six levels of training:

Level I

  • Strengthen mindfulness
  • Improve attention & focus
  • Embody quietude
  • Increase motivation
  • Reduce stress

Level II

  • Overcome fear
  • Control anxiety & reactivity
  • Regulate emotions
  • Reverse self-criticism
  • Abolish prejudice
  • Tame your mind
  • Regain control

Level III

  • Cultivate gentleness
  • Foster compassion
  • Return to feel
  • Broaden awareness
  • Develop confidence
  • Sharpen perception

Level IV

  • Improve communication
  • Utilize curiosity
  • Identify reality of any situation
  • Uncover your authentic self

Level V

  • Manifest trust
  • Attract abundance
  • Live your dreams
  • Experience freedom
  • Realize happiness
  • Live expansively

Level VI

  • Love unconditionally
  • Unleash your inner creator
  • Live ALOHA

Course Includes 

  • 40 90-minute weekly gatherings (11 of the 40 gatherings will be two-hours long)
  • Gatherings consists of sitting meditation, a talk, and a group discussion
  • One-on-one mentorship with an experienced meditation guidance counselor
  • 16 additional weekly gatherings after formal course completion are designed for review, support, and deeper study

Format – Group of 12-24 people online

Cost – Free for the first 12 nonprofit leaders who sign up thanks to private donations. Generous scholarships are available to others to bring the full price down to almost nothing. The full price for the formal course is $2,964 per person. The donor price – for those who wish to help others take this course – is $3,464.

Important – Participants must commit to: attend every gathering if they wish to receive a certificate of completion; practice meditation daily for 20 minutes; study as assigned; and participate in contemplations & discussions during the gatherings.

Additional Information – Request an informational presentation about The Path via Zoom: kanohoaloha@gmail.com or 347-945-9058.


Fridays starting July 9, 2021 • 3:00p – 4:30p HST • Click here to sign up today!  5 spots are left as of April 27th for free tuition.

West Coast

Fridays starting August 20, 2021 • 3:00p – 4:30p PST • Click here to sign up today!

East Coast

Fridays starting September 24, 2021 • 3:00p – 4:30p EST • Click here to sign up today!

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