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Virtual Floating Lantern Ceremony

Since 2013, Hospice Molokai (now known as Navian Hawaii), along with the Molokai Guzeiji Soto Mission, has hosted the Annual Floating Lantern Ceremony. The event provides our Molokai Community the opportunity to come together in a safe and familiar space reminding us that we are not alone and to honor our loved ones that have died.

Due to COVID-19 we were unable to hold the seventh annual live event on Nov. 14, so a Virtual Video Event was created for you — “Holding Space to Honor Our Loved Ones.” It can be viewed at any time on YouTube at youtube.com/watch?v=57asQuS4yQk “Molokai Floating Lantern.”

The death of a loved one is one of the most profound experiences we go through called “grief.” We hope that the video offers our Molokai Community a salve and a space to continue healing tender places where it still might hurt.

Barbara Helm, Ehulani Kane, Lisa Takata, Lori Inouye and Maile Silva

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