Protocols

JUNE 21, 2017 – WPPD CEREMONY AT MAUNA KEA

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CEREMONY AND HAVE NOT PARTICIPATED PREVIOUSLY WITH THE MAUNA KEA ʻOHANA, WE ASK THAT YOU ATTEND AN ORIENTATION EVENT.

TWO WILL BE SCHEDULED DURING MAY ON HAWAIʻI ISLAND, AND DELEGATES WILL BE OFFERED AN ORIENTATION DURING THEIR GATHERING IN JUNE

  • The most important thing is to clear your mind, heart, and body of any negativity and to come prepared with an explicit purpose and positive intention ready to be a vessel of love and light for the duration of the ceremony.
  • It is essential that there be no energy of anger for one cannot reestablish peace if there’s anger in one’s heart.  One must not come with any political or hidden agendas.  This is a time to gather only in the spirit of Aloha.
  • Proceed with love in your heart and complete surety in your naʻau.  Stay in the joy!
  • Maintain Kapu Aloha – treating oneself and others with aloha and respect during ‘Aha.
  • Refrain from illegal drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes during ceremony.
  • Protocol or ceremonial attire (i.e. pāʻū or malo and kīhei) is highly recommended. Because we are an extremely diverse community, with many traditional Elders in attendance, please wear modest and respectful attire at all times. Women should wear skirts.
  • Prepare for being outside in the elements at 4,000 feet elevation. Bring sun protection in case it is sunny; warm clothing in case of cold winds and rain. We are praying for the waters, do not be surprised if rain and mist are present!
  • Due to the outside setting and nature of these ceremonies, pets should not be brought to the site. Infants and younger children familiar with cultural practice are welcome with responsible parents/elders
  • Recording devices are not permitted during the speakers time or during any ceremonies. Please respect this and turn off devices at these times
  • If you see Elders or others needing help, offer to help them.
  • Drink plenty of water and stay rested.
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