HO'OPONOPONO – Hawaiian Code of Forgiveness Workshop
HO'OPONOPONO - Hawaiian Code of Forgiveness Workshop
Ho'oponopono means to make right. Essentially, it means to make it right with the ancestors, or to make right with the people with whom you have relationships. To restore & mend broken relationships. It is an integral & core part of Hawaiian culture, society & healing. For full healing to occur, ho'oponopono is vital.
This class is open to anyone.
Even if you have experienced the class before, it may be time to gain a deeper understanding
& experience some new layers of release & healing.
What is ho'oponopono why is it useful- why is it necessary Oli (chants), forgiveness prayer
various aspects & practical methods of doing ho'oponopono with self & others personally experiencing some simple healing, release & ho'oponopono processes.
Venue: Kilbride Centre, 52 Beaconsfield Pde, Albert Park
Dates: Nov/Dec 2013 TBA
Investment: $150 or earlybird $130 if paid 1 month in advance
Bring: pillow, pen & paper, lunch, towel
(we will be going across to the moana for the final pule so you may wish to bring bathers if you would like to do a full cleanse by immersing in the kai)
Well it's been about seven months now since I joined in at one of you Ho'oponopono workshops and a lot has happened since then. I'm currently living in a Zen Temple in Japan living my dream as a buddhist monk. But I have to say that one of the spiritual practices that I find I'm using the most to deepen my mediation practice is Ho'oponopono.
Before Ho'oponopono I was often plagued by sadness, doubts and regrets in my meditations and I would agonise on the the thoughts that would come up for hours. These negative feeling would follow me through the day colouring my relationship with the world around me. I remember in the workshop we were given a small piece of paper to write down the events or people we most wish to forgive and release in our lives. I filled in every spare millimetre of that piece of paper before it went into the calabash and we worked to release them.
Since then I have been at peace with each person and event I wrote about. It's almost too good to be true that so much of my excess baggage and grief is now transmuted with love and forgiveness into such and abiding peace. As I sit in long meditation sessions here in the temple I am so tranquil and at ease. Sometimes I look around at the other monks and see the agony on their face and wish that they to would learn Ho'oponopono. Whenever an event arises in my meditation that was not previously released, I just do a bit of Ho'oponopono on it and return to my now natural state of peace and tranquility. Such a joy. And I owe it all to your teachings.
Mahalo nui Tracey for all the wonderful work you do.
(aka Zen Buddhist Monk Hojun Futen)