Tag Archives: Hawaiian Blessings

Boat Blessing

Kahu Silva performed a seldom seen Hawaiian blessing for a boat named Kahuoi at He`eia Kea pier on O`ahu. This sacred ritual is called “lolo ana I ka moku (imparting brains to the boat), was used by ancient kahuna (priests) to consecrate the launching of a new canoe. Today, Kahu Silva also performs this blessing… Continue Reading

Luxury Lounge Grand Opening

A traditional Hawaiian blessing performed by Kahu Silva for the grand opening of the Four Seasons Resorts Lāna`i luxury lounge marked the first hotel-branded lounge in Hawaii. The 1,000 sq. ft. space located within the Honolulu International Airport’s interisland terminal, offers state-of-the-art amenities to pamper the weary traveler. Kahu Silva wore a red kihei which… Continue Reading

Special Encounter with A Great Actor

Peter O’Toole (August 2, 1932 – December 14, 2013) The world has just lost a giant in the theatre and film industry, Peter O’Toole. We mourn the loss of this leading man of prodigious talents, who received 8 academy award nominations beginning with the 1962 epic film, Lawrence of Arabia. The world would agree that… Continue Reading

Positive Energy, Health & Happiness

Lanikai Yoga Shala Blessing In a blessing for Lanikai Yoga Shala, Kahu Silva had the opportunity to help owner Erik Gutierrez move forward toward achieving his important mission which is to, “spread health and happiness by making fitness a celebration of life’s energy. According to Erik, “at Lanikai Yoga Shala our unique blend of yoga,… Continue Reading

Greatest Show in Hawai`i – Celebrating 110 Years of Fun for the Family

Ho`omaika`i I Ka Hana Ho`ike`ike – Blessing the Hawai`i 50th State Fair Celebrating a legacy spanning over 110 years and three generations of providing Hawai`i’s families with fun, amusement and the finest forms of entertainment, the E. K. Fernandez Shows Inc.’s the 50th State Fair officially opened on May 24th, 2013 at the Aloha Stadium… Continue Reading


 Hawaiian Groundbreaking Blessing for Home Renovation “`O ke Kahua Mamua, Mahope ke Kukulu, a Pau Ka Hale”  “The Foundation First, then the Building Until the House is Complete” A ho`omaika`i i ke kahua (groundbreaking) blessing was performed by Kahu Silva for a family before beginning a renovation project of their hale (home) on O`ahu. The dedication… Continue Reading

Ancient Hawaiian Groundbreaking Blessing for Health Facility

  Kaiser Clinic Expands to Better Serve the Kāne`ohe Community The recent groundbreaking blessing for a major renovation of Kaiser Permanente’s Ko`olau Clinic in Kāne`ohe, commenced with Kahu Silva welcoming the many guests including Kaiser’s top executives, with a traditional oli ho`okipa (welcome chant) and sharing a few words about the significance of the ancient… Continue Reading

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