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KUKUIPUKA

In 1995, Kukuipuka 'Ohana rediscovered this sacred Heiau (Hawaiian temple) in Kahakuloa, Maui.  Kukuipuka

continues to inspire many, as it is a place of prayer, prophecy, peace and healing.  In service to aloha, every second Saturday of each month we share the cleaning and upkeep of this sacred site.

PROTOCOL TO ENTER HEIAU

A heiau is a Hawaiian temple and so much more. It is a designated place for the practice of prayer and at Kukuipuka for healing. Proper respect should be shown at all times. 

  • Silence is appreciated

  • Enter barefoot (if gentle for each person) - suggestion

  • Kīhei – cloak or garment worn in ceremonies

  • Ho’okupu (offerings) are not required. Your silent prayers or chants are an offering in itself. If you would like to make a Ho’okupu to Kukuipuka, the simple rule is to bring items that are natural, such as flowers, water, plants, leis, ferns or other greenery.   

  • Food/snacks allowed on the outside walls of the heiau

  • No dogs or pets at Kukuipuka Heiau (Service pets allowed)

  • Rocks Sacred – Please sit on the grass/ground, leave rocks unmarked

  • Ahu/altar – Please leave center where ‘ili ‘ili (small smooth stones) undisturbed

  • Please note: Celebrations of Life/Death, please contact us for ceremony and protocols

  • If anything you remember, please DO NOT sit, kneel, stand, carve, dig, mark , or move any of the rock and wall structures!

WHAT TO DO BRING WITH YOU

  • Mats to sit on ground

  • Water

  • Food (to be eaten outside the walls of the heiau area)

  • Something to take your trash with you

  • Hat or something to keep the sun off

  • Joy, love and gratitude

  • Preparation before coming

  • Come with an open heart & mind. Some people choose to cleanse in the ocean before coming. Or, simply do a protocol that is comfortable for you. Open up/unblock your chakras so that the glorious energies that will be coming through will be able to flow through you.

KUKUIPUKA CLEAN UP

January 13th, 2018


There will be a clean-up at Kukuipuka Heiau Saturday, January 13, starting at 9:00 am. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

PLEASE check you email in the morning on Saturday for any changes in plans or weather notices. If you aren't subscribed on the clean up mailing list, please subscribe below.

Driving Directions Kukuipuka (same as Waihee Ridge Trail): Go 4.4 miles to Mendes Ranch – 3530 Kahekili Hwy, turn left on road directly across from Mendes Ranch that goes to Camp Maluhia & Waihe’e Ridge Trail. Follow this road past turn off for Camp Maluhia to end of road. Turn right and park in paved lot for Waihe’e Ridge Trail. Walk back up to turn stile next to the drive in gate. Walk makai (towards the ocean) toward heiau. When you get to the end of the dirt road, walk down the hill and across to the gate to the heiau.