Classes and Special Events

Current Events

Flow Yoga Practice with Hooda

Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30-11:00 AM
Drop in $14.00/class
Kama’aina $12.00/class
Eight classes for $80.00

All skill levels welcome!

  • Mats and props are available
  • Come on an empty stomach and be sure you are hydrated
  • Wear clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in
  • Before class begins, advise teacher of any health concerns or injuries, if you are pregnant or menstruating
  • Please be punctual

Hooda has been offering guidance in yoga and mindfulness to a variety of populations since 1999. Her enthusiasm and passion for yoga are apparent in her teaching. She believes in meeting students where they are at, adapting to individual needs, and making practice accessible to everyone. Her classes are non-dogmatic and playful, providing a challenging and compassionate space in which to explore one’s potentials. She incorporates precision and alignment merged with the fluidity of moving in concert with one’s breath. Visit Hooda’s Website

Upcoming Events

Tea and Conversation with Nechung Choktrul Rinpoche, Saturday, March 9th at 2:00 pm

Nechung Choktrul Rinpoche, the reincarnate lama of Nechung Monastery in Dharamsala, India & Lhasa, Tibet, and the head of Nechung Drayang Ling in Hawai’i will return to the Big Island in March.

On March 9th at 2:00 pm, Choktrul Rinpoche will visit Paleaku Garden’s Peace Sanctuary for Tea and Conversation.  If you would like to join us, please call Paleaku 808-328-8084 or email

During his visit, Rinpoche will offer a variety of Tibetan Buddhist teachings at Wood Valley Temple. For information contact

Past Events

Past Event: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche Returns to Paleaku on May 25

Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Buddhist Master with a deep understanding of the ancient wisdom of Tibet. He teaches in English with warmth and humor and is always open to dialogue with students.

Past Event: Into the Heart of Compassion: Workshop with Dawa Gail Lorien, PhD, August 13-14, 2016

Kindness and compassion are basic innate human qualities; however they are not always easy to embody in the midst of the stress and demands of daily life. This is especially true for those of us in care giving roles. The good news, compassion is trainable. Simple practices can put us in touch with our innate compassion and help us cultivate compassion for ourselves and those around us—at home, at work and in every aspect of our lives.

In this weekend intensive, you will be offered practices that tap your capacity to cultivate compassion, inquire into what blocks its expression and learn processes to open your body, mind and heart to the possibility of choosing compassion — as a response to life’s challenges.

Past Event:
Partner Yoga ~ February 13th

The Joy of Yoga is enhanced when you practice with a partner

Partner Yoga is two or more people joining together to deepen their experience of yoga. Our yoga practice works Read more

New Installation of the Beautiful Baha’i Nine Pointed Star

We are pleased to announce the new installation of the beautiful Baha’i nine pointed star. Inspired by Fariba Bogzaran it is located on the South West corner of the land over-looking the ocean. A 20’ x 20’ area was graded to accommodate the Star which sits upon a 12′ x 12′ cement slab. The star has been etched into the cement and we have applied beautiful Essence Stain, adding a colorful dimension. Shortly, we will be placing paving stones around the star creating a walking path. It will be landscaped with sitting benches and sweet smelling shrubs. We want to thank the generous friends that have made substantial financial contribution to see the shrine up to receiving the mosaic tile finish. Please help us to put the sparkle (mosaic tiles) on the Star by making a financial donation.

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Welcome to the new designed Paleaku Website

Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary would like to welcome you to our newly designed website.  We have taken great care to update and improve all of the information on this site and will continue to work aggressively on updating the site to keep you better informed about Paleaku and to provide essential information in an easy to use way. We wanted to make it easier for you to read and share our website and news with your friends and family—and to engage with us and each other via our commenting section and social media.

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Crystal Bowl Meditation & Tea Ceremony
Paleaku Peace Gardens
83-5401 Painted Church Rd, Captain Cook, HI 96704

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
5:30 pm to Sunset

Experience the healing vibration of the Tibeten Crystal Singing Bowls and end with a Sunset Tea Ceremony.  “The Heart at Peace plays beautiful Music”

Please RSVP    808.328.8084                 $20

Annual Events

Seder 2018 with Mitch Roth and Community.  Seder is a Hebrew Traditional Feast that Celebrates Freedom.  It is known in Christianity as the ” Last Supper.  This year we welcomed Rabbi Rachel