• Not a Religion.
    Just Universal Truths That Lead to Living ALOHA.

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

“We propose that [Buddhist] mindfulness meditation…facilitates the discovery, recovery, and uncovery of the Aloha response leading to the experiential awareness and embodiment of Aloha.”

“The perception of foundation is of great importance in our time, for we are coming to the end of a world cycle, and everything is beginning to unravel.

We cannot begin the next cycle of ages without a foundation on which to build. And that foundation will begin to take form with the reconsideration of the wisdom held by the ancestors.”

Aloha! My name is Kit Kanohoaloha Wynkoop and I’m the Lead Teacher and Curator of The Path of Meditation that Leads to Living ALOHA. Thank you for stopping by to check out the course!

This course is a profound, experiential journey that points the way toward living with an awakened mind. Today, we call that mindfulness. According to Aunty Pilahi Pakī, one of Hawaiʻi’s most beloved and respected wisdom keepers, it’s called living ALOHA.

“As a Shambhala Buddhist practitioner, I am grateful for this refreshing, experiential course which incorporates meditation practice, insightful talks, and thoughtful discussions. The content is well aligned with Shambhala principles while integrating wisdom from other traditions which helps to reinforce important Shambhala teachings. I highly recommend this course to anyone who feels ready to work with habitual patterns that are no longer serving them and to gain new perspectives that will help improve wellbeing.”

The ancient form of meditation is arguably the most powerful expression of mindfulness and has been for over 2,500 years. Mindfulness has been found to be a valuable tool for promoting the well-being and overall health of anyone who finds themselves to be subjected to stress or under mental duress. Mindfulness simply involves being fully present and aware without judgment.

For years, it has been observed by researchers as well as participants of this course that, if applied in daily life, mindfulness can lead to:

  • emotional regulation
  • empathy & understanding
  • reduced reactivity
  • enhanced coping skills
  • improved problem-solving
  • acceptance of imperfections
  • enhanced self-awareness
  • better focus & concentration
  • pain management
  • stress reduction
  • enhanced bonding & communication
  • reduced anxiety & depression
  • increased resilience, and
  • overall well-being.

Everyone can benefit from mindfulness, including:

  • Parents – to be fully present and engaged in their parenting journey and approach their children with patience, compassion, & understanding; thereby, creating a nurturing and supportive environment for their children to grow and thrive.
  • Clients of therapy or support services – to reduce anxiety & depression and increase resilience.

Of course, mindfulness practices are not a substitute for professional medical or psychological treatment, but they can be a powerful complementary tool to support one’s overall health and well-being.

“This course is a valuable post-Sakyong offering that is solidly based in the Shambhala teachings but with an authentic Hawaiian cultural grounding. The Path offers more of a support system with weekly classes/discussions over a year and a quarter versus the five weekends of Levels trainings offered by Shambhala. It’s worth your consideration regardless of all the sincere testimony/marketing quotes in support of the course.”

I believe that, at this time in history, the planet needs strong leaders – leaders who possess an optimistic outlook, forge meaningful connections with others, have a clear understanding of their purpose and values, and possess the conviction that they can bring about meaningful, positive change in their lives, communities, cities, states, country, or the world.

I believe everyone is a leader in their own way.

But nothing can be truly done about the problems in our lives, communities, cities, states, country, or the world until we first change our way of thinking. If the prevailing way of thinking worked, we wouldn’t be experiencing our lives and the world as they are today.

“If you’re waiting for something outside of you to be THE THING that takes your life and/or business to the next level, you’ll be waiting forever. Instead, when you choose to BE the person who creates it, your life and business will grow beyond your wildest desires. This course has given me the tools to prove that to myself. It can for you, too!”

As a result of being born human, we entered this world with a number of inherent and natural qualities: mindfulness, awareness, curiosity, humor, primordial confidence, feeling (an action verb), insight, imagination, and the ability to think using our original mind (our heart-mind, our un-conditioned mind).

Thinking from the conceptual/ego mind (our “logical” mind), on the other hand, didn’t start until later and wasn’t consistently used until around age 6 or 7. Full development of the conceptual/ego mind didn’t happen until age 25. By that time, we were socialized into being fully reliant on it.

Before losing our original way of thinking to the conceptual/ego mind, we actively utilized our inherent human qualities and our heart-mind.

Thanks to Western culture, over the last two centuries, we have become more and more conceptual/ego-mind driven. In fact, we seemingly can’t stop. As a result, according to indigenous cultures around the world, we, our country, and the world are experiencing struggle, mental agitation, and suffering in all areas of our lives. 

“Thank you for creating The Path of Meditation that Leads to Living ALOHA as well as your wonderful teaching and interactive sharing approach.  I never considered myself a fan of online group interaction, but this cohort is truly amazing.  The depth of emotion, personal challenges, various insights, etc. is really such a critical part of the whole experience for me.  It’s quite something.”

As we begin to remember, uncover, and utilize our inherent human qualities again, we become beacons of ALOHA. ALOHA then radiates out from us and positively affects those around us and beyond (proven by quantum mechanics). In other words, the energy of living ALOHA spreads out concentrically like a ripple caused by dropping a stone in a pond.

When we live ALOHA, our thoughts, feelings, words, and actions reflect that and, as a result, we experience peace and harmony. The more we each experience peace & harmony, the more we treat ourselves with kindness & compassion. The more we treat ourselves with kindness & compassion, the more we treat others and the planet with kindness & compassion. This forms the basis of working together cooperatively – free of ego – on any issue that is for the highest good of all sentient beings and the planet.

The 78 participants who are in and have graduated my course are proving this works. Because they are consistently “thinking” primarily with their heart-minds, they are perceiving fresh, new solutions to age-old problems at work and in their private lives. And, perhaps best of all, they’re finding that living ALOHA is truly contagious. This has also been the experience of Buddhist teachers and practitioners around the world for the last 2,500 years.

My course is not the only path to learn how to live ALOHA but it is the only secular one that leads to fast, tangible, and reliable results.

“It took me a while but I finally figured out “why” I needed this course: because it teaches me tools to refocus how I see my life. It gives me the perspective I need to live in a meaningful way. I had been stuck at a crossroad: wallow in my pain and begrudge reality or embrace change and opportunity to heal and grow as a person — arguably becoming a better version than who I used to be. The Path offers a road map I didn’t know I needed until I was completely lost.”

To point the way to living ALOHA, the structure of the course pulls mainly from mindfulness-awareness meditation, the Shambhala teachings, Tibetan Buddhist psychology & philosophy, ALOHA & the Hawaiian culture, other indigenous wisdom traditions, quantum mechanics, and non-dualism.

The Shambhala teachings embody the inner wisdom of warriorship which arose within the ancient Kingdom of Shambhala. These teachings are based on the belief that there is a natural source of basic goodness, wisdom, and courage that lies within each of us (ALOHA). When we tap into this source via true meditation (which can be done anywhere at anytime), we are able to bring more harmony, peace, and wellbeing into our own lives as well as into the world – true freedom.

“The Path of Meditation that Leads to Living ALOHA is a unique approach to meditation that incorporates learning to live the premise of “Aloha” from Hawaiian culture. Although there are many excellent methods or initiation courses to guide one through the basics of meditation, I found Kit Kanohoaloha Wynkoop’s gentle and patient manner of teaching to be very encouraging and inclusive of all student levels.

His mélange of Tibetan and Hawaiian cultural values adds a rich and universal experience to the practice that transcends time and place. In the Hawaiian tradition our gratitude and willingness to flow with all that we encounter in life is an expression of Aloha. Joining other likeminded seekers in the calm and heartfelt atmosphere of The Path of Meditation that Leads to Living ALOHA helps one to maintain and live in accordance with the growing sense of awareness that is developed through meditation practice. This is living Aloha.”

In just the first 2 Levels (the 21-week FREE trial period) of this 6-Level course, you will learn how to:

  1. become expert at the mindfulness and self-awareness techniques of Buddhist meditation and psychology;
  2. make a crack in your self-deception to see truth;
  3. become your own best friend;
  4. recognize when you are coming from your authentic being – ALOHA – or when you are stuck in your ego-based habitual patterns;
  5. eliminate ego-based habitual patterns that no longer serve you or anyone else;
  6. deal with strong emotions;
  7. deal with unconscious people;
  8. align anywhere at anytime with your authentic being: ALOHA.

To get there during the first 2 Levels, you will hear from teachers such as:

  • Siddhartha Gautama, the historic Buddha
  • Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
  • Pema Chödrön
  • Pilahi Pakī
  • Morrnah Nālamakū Simeona
  • Nana Veary
  • Hale Kealohalani Makua
  • Gen Kelsang Nyema
  • Tara Brach
  • Noah Rasheta
  • Roger Castillo
  • Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Jill Bolte Taylor
  • Amil Seth
  • Gangaji
  • Francis Lucille
  • Rupert Spira
  • Mooji
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Adyashanti
  • Nada
  • Jim Carrey
  • Dada Gunamuktananda

Each week, we meditate together, I offer a talk, then we have a dynamic discussion on the day’s topic from which everyone learns even more.

After our gatherings, I send an email with recommended exercises that, if applied in your everyday life, become experiences that lead to profound realizations about yourself and others. As a result, you’ll feel inspired to actually apply the skills learned in your daily life which leads to extracting yourself from the cesspool of struggle, mental agitation, and suffering in which everyone else is drowning so you can help them transcend it, too – simply by your example.

“I am very grateful to have happened upon your course and thankful that I took a chance on myself to see if I could sustain being in it for a year. I am still here and feel blessed by the experience with much gratitude and aloha. What an uplifting experience!”

Why this Course – You have the ability to eliminate struggle, discontent, and mental agitation from your personal and professional lives. By doing this, you perceive fresh, new solutions to age-old problems and experience a life of harmony, peace, and wellbeing. This course points the way how and offers caring, gentle support during your journey. 

Course Background – Click here to listen (25 min.) or here to read.

Testimonies – Click here to watch the short version (16 min.) or here for the long version (110 min.).

Get Help Right Now – Click here for something you can do for yourself right now.

Consider These Questions Before Proceeding

1. Who are you doing this for?
You are the only one who can answer the call to dis-cover the truth – the truth about life and who you truly are. This course is a commitment to bettering your life, healing the past, creating community, and finding purpose. You may be feeling apprehension or fear. That’s great because something powerful and unexpected awaits you.

2. Are you ready to challenge yourself?
The Path is a Hero’s Journey – an initiation. People on a Hero’s Journey face difficult truths about themselves. They choose to acknowledge them then move forward in the face of challenges rather than shrink back. It is an intense and challenging experience. It takes commitment and courage but the pay-off is huge: harmony, peace, and wellbeing becomes your experience instead of struggle, mental agitation, and suffering.

3. Are you committed for the long term?
This course lasts 65 weeks (21 weeks for the free trial period of the first 2 Levels) and offers you incredible opportunities for long-term growth. Integrating this learning will take time and courage. Your growth back to your true nature is a life-long practice. If you commit to your evolution, we’ll be right by your side to support and encourage you.

Course Details

Formats & Cost – 

  • Levels 1 & 2 of the course are a FREE 21-week trial period with no obligation to continue. If you choose not to continue, you will still have received skills and knowledge that, if applied, bring an experience of joy and freedom for a lifetime.
  • Pre-recorded on-demand videos: available late Summer 2024 • Add your name to the waitlist to be informed when this is available.
  • The instructional book: available late Fall 2024 • Add your name to the waitlist to be informed when this is available.

Registration – Click here to register for Levels 1 & 2 (the free trial period) for any of the below cohorts

All time zones are welcome •  Use this link to calculate the day & time where you are • Add your name to the waitlist if you prefer other days/times.

  • Cohort Lucky Number 13: Thursdays at 3:30pm HST starting November 9, 2023
  • Cohort 14: Fridays at 3:30pm HST starting January 12, 2024
  • Cohort 15: Thursdays at 9:00am HST starting May 9, 2024
  • Cohort 16: Fridays at 9:00am HST starting November 22, 2024

Languages – 

This course is taught in English. If you do not speak English fluently but are committed to taking this course, you must find an interpreter at your own cost before you register. When you have found a committed interpreter, please inform us at least 3 weeks prior to the course start date so we can configure Zoom to support you in the best way possible. Contact us directly with any questions.

What you get in the full course –

  • 6 Levels of training
  • 97.5 hours of class time
  • The teachings, trainings, skills, and knowledge required to fully live ALOHA
  • Experiences that open you to profound realizations
  • Deep friendships with your cohort mates that can last a lifetime
  • Access to Kit for one-to-one guidance, help, and insight when needed
  • The ability to repeat the course as often as you wish at no cost

Optional –

  • Once you graduate, you may repeat the course as many times as you wish at no cost.
  • Once you graduate, the teacher training program is available to you if desired. Click here for more details.

More Information – Descriptions of each of the levels.

About The Teacher & Support Team – Read about each team member.

Participant Agreement –

Participants understand that all programs hosted by Hoʻi ka Hā will be recorded for use by Hoʻi ka Hā, LLC and its registered participants. Hoʻi ka Hā makes no representations or warranties as to any benefit that may be received by attending a program.

Class Guidelines – Click here.

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