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Address: 3381 Wawae Rd, Kalaheo, Kauai, HI 96741-9529
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Compassion Ceremony

What a beautiful and centering experience. Walking the 88 Shrines nestled up on the hillside here is a true meditative exercise, and what a wonderful setting for reflection... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
theguts
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Seattle, Washington
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Kauai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended the 16th Annual Pilgrimage of Compassion. The walking path winds through 88 shrines built by Koloa plantation workers long ago in a beautiful setting. This area is all about gratitude and commitment. Very peaceful.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful and centering experience. Walking the 88 Shrines nestled up on the hillside here is a true meditative exercise, and what a wonderful setting for reflection. Orchids and bromeliads hang from the trees, every plant seemingly more well-tended than the next, the path winding up and down the hill creates a miniature pilgrimage in its own right. Yes,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I was so lucky to stumble on a short mention of this center before our visit and we happened to be there on the second Saturday of the month. My husband and I greatly enjoyed our time here. They greeted us with tea and cookies. The introduction by Lynn was wonderful. It's clear how much she loves the center. I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Nourishment for your inner self. We were graciously welcomed by everyone we met at the Center. The 88 shrines walk was very peaceful. Visit if you want to reconnect with yourself. Wear comfortable walking shoes and enjoy the silence.

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Thank artmoro
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Lawai International Center is only open to the public for tours on the second and last Sunday of the month. I was very happy that my recent trip to Kauai happened to include the last Sunday in June. When my family and I arrived for the 10 am tour, we were greeted with tea and cookies, which we ate while... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

If you're into spirituality, this is a absolutely must do. Remarkable story how it manifested by dedicated volunteers. Incredible energy throughout. Apparently built on a ley line over an old heiau. Calm, powerful healing energies. Wish it were accessible more often, although understandably staffing becomes an issue. No entrance fee, make a donation.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

A moving experience as a whole. The only xperience starts with tea and cookies followed by a talk and video describing the history and huge volunteer effort behind the creation and operation of the center. This is followed by a walk up, around and down a winding trail to view each of the 88 small temples, each uniquely adorned.

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

My friend from Kauai recommended me to come here since his family helps to take care of the land there and his sister got married there as well. We couldn't make it during their normal hours, but we emailed and were able to visit with some others on Thursday which was very nice of them. Our guide was very nice... More 

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Kent, Washington
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87 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

There were no public visits to the Lawai Center scheduled while we were in Kauai, so at the prompting of the center's website we emailed to ask after an off-schedule visit. I was excited for our visit, but didn't expect it to be one of the utter highlights of our trip. This won't be for everyone, but any folks seeking... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

You are met with tea and cookies. Lynn's presentation of how the efforts of the volunteers is moving. The vibe here is incrediable. Taking the time to visit the yellow cedar pagoda is amazing in how it was built. The 88 shrines are wonderful to peer into and see the gift of trinkets left by the visitors before you. I... More 

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