Sessions

Ho’omaika’ika’i: Voyage of Aloha
(program subject to change) 

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FRIDAY, May 25th

* Ano`ai Me Ke Aloha – Opening Blessing of Connectedness
Friday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
We begin our opening ritual with Pahu, Pu, Pule, Oli to bring ourselves into harmony with each other, with our environment, and with the land. We align ourselves with the spirit of the conference by honoring our shared breath, water, earth and energy. Hula Halau O `Hokulani expresses the beauty of the intention through dance. Each of us will bring a gift or ho`okupu of the earth from our home to symbolize our journey together as one community. 
Led by Kauila Clark

* To Bring into Being: Voyage Beginnings
Friday, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Introduction of key perspectives that will be guiding us along this journey and interconnecting throughout: Native Hawaiian spirituality, and the deeper meanings of the powerful word Aloha (sharing the breath of life), Joseph Campbell’s work on the Hero’s Journey, and the World Business Academy’s visionary insights on Connectedness.
To begin a voyage, we must have a vision quest and clear visualization. The Hawaiian creation myth, the Kumulipo, expresses the elements of all creation stories for us to know where we began.
Led by: Kauila Clark with Ramsay Taum, Bob Walter, Elisabet Sahtouris
Hula Halau O ‘Hokulani  & Master Flautist Anthony Natividad perform

We end the night under the Hawaiian sky and stars and the smell of sweet flowers.

SATURDAY, MAY 26TH

* Sunrise Hiuwai Ceremony on the beach
Saturday, 5:30 – 7:30 a.m.
Hiuwai Ceremony at sunrise to cleanse and release burdens, preparing us for the Journey. Led by: Kauila Clark

A light breakfast on the beach will be provided.

Note: Traditionally, one would prepare before setting out on the voyage. Preparation establishes value for any endeavor. There was time to gather resources, develop skills, fast for 30 days to build the capacity of the body, mind and spirit. The crew worked together to establish ‘lokahi’, building trust and unity. Please begin now to prepare in your own way for participation in Ho’omaika’ika’i: Voyage of Aloha. Commit to your personal practice. Fast in a way that is meaningful to you and expresses a deep caring for yourself. Find your ‘lokahi’; be of one mind with ke akua (God), connected and unbroken.

* The Foundation for Our Journeys: Living In Service with Others
Saturday, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
We renew and rediscover the reality of our complete connections to the universal energy, as expressed by virtually all spiritual traditions as well as quantum physics. If this is realty, why are we still living from a physical paradigm of separateness? How does this tie into living in service with others?
Led by: Voyage of Aloha, Joseph Campbell Foundation Leaders & World Business Academy Leaders

* Lunch & Expressions of Connectedness
Saturday, 11:30 – 12:50
Duane Preble  – Collective Signatures I
Malia Helela shares Expression of Connectedness through Voice
Maori ancestral music and song by Carmen Hetaraka and Ruia Aperahama 

Voyage Tales 
Saturday, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
We explore the fundamental principles of the Hero’s Journey. Stories share powerful experiences while illustrating key aspects of the unique journeys we each forge on our own. We take in the stories of journeying as experienced by modern Hawaiian voyagers on the Ho’kulea and modern and ancient myths studied by Joseph Campbell. 

Followed by discussion groups – What are the blocks to living our connectedness?
Led by: Bob Walter, Stephen Gerringer, Timothy Hallford

* Creative Exercises
Saturday, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
A series of creative exercises help each of us search inward to identify our personal journey. Though we truly voyage alone, we are always connected to others. In the safety and security of a group environment we will connect with others who may be the sounding board to dramatically enhance our efforts. We conclude with quiet time for reflection and emergence of our collective or personal intentions. Choose Between: Labyrinth Journey, Creative Movement Journey to Music, or Creative Writing Exercises. Followed by: Flower Arranging as a way to connect creatively with others and our plant world. Native Hawaiian plant cuttings: kukui, ula, bamboo, driftwood.
Led by: Roy Itaguro from Mokichi Okada Assn. Collective

* Birthday Party!
Celebrating the Joseph Campbell Foundation’s 20th birthday & the World Business Academy’s 25th birthday
Saturday, 7:30 –10 p.m.~Open to the Public~
Free for conference attendees, $10 at the door for non-conference attendees
Join your kindred spirits in some relax time and quality time together. Savor good music, enlightened conversation, and tasty treats. Of course don’t forget your party hat. We won’t forget the birthday cake. Featuring: Rubber Soul:Hawaii’s All Beatles Band; Wally Amos emcee; Dancer Willow Chang Alleon; and Will Ha’o, Actor!

Validated Parking at Ross Store Parking for $2 (8hrs.)
Free Parking on the Street after 6:30p.m.

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SUNDAY, May 27th

* Nia Meditation
Sunday, 6:30 – 7:30 a.m.
Led by: Renee Tillotson, Still and Moving Center

* The Journey Inward – Gifts of Spirituality
Sunday, 9:00 – 11:45 a.m.
The first step in an important journey is to center oneself through sacred and supportive prayer and meditation. Along with the divine sounds of Hawaiian flautist Anthony Natividad, we experience a variety of forms and approaches to the centering process. We explore both their similar and unique qualities and approaches.
Led by: Sister Joan Chatfield with:
Carol Alevizos, Centering Prayer
M. Kauila Clark, Hawaiian Spirituality
Imam Dr. Ismail Elshikh, Islam
Ernestine Enomoto, Buddhism
Fritz Fritschel, Process Theology
Gregg Kinkley, Judaism
Dr. Raj Kumar, Hinduism
Valerie Noor Karima, Sufism – Dances of Universal Peace

* Lunch & Expressions of Connectedness II
Sunday, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Eating with Mindfulness
Duane Preble – Collective Signatures II
Ori Ann Li – Expression of Connectedness through Mindful Eating

* The Journey Outward – Celebrating Unity in Diversity
Sunday, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Science, spirit and miracles: Science confirms our approach and perspective to our Journey. How do science and technology develop our future paradigm of living our connectedness? “Science is a human activity that evolves …all Gaian systems are forever busy working out their cooperation through conflicting interests, their unities through diversity”. (James E. Lovelock, from the forward of EarthDance by Elisabet Sahtouris, 2000)
Led by: Elisabet Sahtouris 

* Stars Above Hawaii
Saturday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
We’ll meet at the Pagoda and car pool together or you can meet us at the Mccoy Pavillion, Ala Moana beach park.
$75, includes Dinner (heavy pupu by Indigo Restaurant)
Dedicated to Hawaiian culture and the art of Polynesian star voyaging and navigation, our hosts combine storytelling with Hawaiian astronomy and star gazing with professional telescopes under the night sky.

We begin the evening with a film about an amazing relationship with the ocean, I just Love to Paddle  (view trailer). Carmen Hetaraka and Ruia Aperahama, two Maori Ancestral Bearers from Aotearoa, will share the ancient knowledge of the first Waka or canoe through music, song and symbolism. Woven into the mo’olelo, the story of the first Waka, is the story of the stars and genealogy of the Tangata Maori and their intimate connection to the Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian people). Star gazing led by Hoku Kane “Star Man” otherwise known as Gregory McCartney, NASA Ambassador. Dinner included. $75 inclusive. Buy Tickets here

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MONDAY, May 28th

* Meditation & Yoga
Monday, 6:30 – 7:30 a.m.
Led by: David Sanders, Still and Moving Center

* Transforming Your Business
Monday, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
The voyage of life is greatly occupied with making a living. How do we conduct our business affairs to mirror nature creating a framework of mutual thriving and sustainability? Fellows of the World Business Academy share visionary ideas and discuss those concepts with younger Hawaii entrepreneurs actively seeking to operate their businesses from these principles. Led by: Rinaldo BrutocoElisabet Sahtouris, Timothy Hallford

* Lunch & Expressions of Connectedness III
Monday, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch in Silence
Duane Preble – Collective Signature Invitation III
Sooriya Kumar – Mouna (The Significance of Silence to Connect)
Michael Wall– Rhythms of Change
We break silence with rhythm and feel how our rhythms connect us.

* The Return Home with Emerging Entrepreneurs
Monday, 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Rinaldo Brutoco and Elisabet Sahtouris We talk story with emerging professionals Bronson Chang, Ke’opu Reelitz, Jonathan Fritzler, and Ettienne Aurelius in a lively conversation about their path and challenges and surprises

* Closing Ceremony
Monday, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Closing Ceremony at Pagoda Hotel
Valerie Noor Karima, Sufism – Dances of Universal Peace
Honoring the artists

* Celebration of Life
Monday 5:30 – 8:00
We culminate our shared experience by taking our lantern floating boats and joining 30,000 others participating in this beautiful lantern floating ritual at Ala Moana Beach Park.
Buses leave for Magic Island 
OR Walking and eating dinner along the way. Map provided.