Ala Kukui sponsors an annual retreat for veterans. These retreats allow participants to find support in one another and reconnection with the natural world. Our aim is to help veterans to find peace in our safe space and achieve a healthy transition back into their communities following their service. Please contact us if you or someone you know is interested in joining an upcoming veterans retreat.
Strength Through Culture
A Men’s Retreat for Veterans
Led by Miguel Rivera, Roger Shourds and Benjamin Dennis
November 11-15, 2015
When we forget or are forgotten, how do we return home? For thousands of years, when men have felt their souls unraveling, they’ve gone into retreat with other men to find and restore balance in their lives. In the safety of the natural world, they have been able to renew relationships with other living beings and the primal forces of earth, water, fire, and air. The purpose of this retreat is to establish rehabilitation methods that provide a supportive container for veterans to tell their stories without restriction or imposition. We provide ways of opening up, witnessing, welcoming, supporting, and closure that veterans were not given by their families or communities when they departed, during their time of service, or after their return.