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Tom and Katina founded Aloha Sangha in Honolulu in 1998.

 

 

Welcome to the Aloha Sangha Buddhist community

This website offers personal insights into the early Buddhist teachings as a source of practical wisdom and happiness anyone can follow no matter how busy and chaotic their lives seem.

We explore explore alternatives to the many popular retreat-focused approaches to Buddhist practice, as a huge portion of our society simply cannot afford the expense nor the time involved in undertaking retreats.

And it presents the point of view that spiritual development is at times more thorough-going when undertaken in our lives just as they are — and for many of us that means living paycheck to paycheck, or raising kids, or taking care of our aging parents.

You are always welcome at our free weekly classes in Honolulu, ongoing now for 22 years–>> now offered on Zoom. For more about these meeting, see the Meetings page here.

Also please join over 2,000 folks worldwide in the online teaching via the weekly newsletter–simply enter your email address in the sign-up page here.

 

Our Mission Statement

The world today desperately needs a path of practical wisdom. To lead more fulfilling lives, we need to find deeper meaning and ease, what the ancient Greeks called eudaimonia. Despite having access at our fingertips to more knowledge than ever before, wisdom and well-being have gone missing in action. This website offers personal insights into the early Buddhist teachings as a source of practical wisdom and happiness anyone can follow no matter how busy and chaotic their lives seem.