The Kilauea Volcano Eruption

Loving Non-Attachment: The Destruction of Hedonisia Hawaii

On May 26, 2018, lava completely covered the Hedonisia Eco-Community.

One of the founding principles of the Hedonisia community is the Buddhist concept of "loving non-attachment". Our community was located in Lava Zone 1, on Kilauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone. We always knew there was a chance that we would be wiped out. But just like all those who live along the San Andreas earthquake fault in the West Coast of America, we never thought it would happen to us.

We loved our community. Now it has been taken away in a flood of lava and the principle of loving non-attachment is really hitting home for us as we grieve our loss. For those interested in our history here is our Pre-Volcano Hedonisia Archive Page.

Before the Eruption

Our Intern Video gives a great overview of what our community looked like before the eruption.

During the Eruption.

I was allowed one brief visit to load up a carload of personal possessions on May 10, 2018.

The day Hedonisia burned . . .

Hedonisia Eco-Community being taken by lava from the Kilauea eruption
May 26, 2018: Mojo's personal home was called the Jungle Cottage. You can see it burning in the photo. Hedonisia Eco-Community being taken by the Kiluea Volcano. Photo courtesy of the US Geological Survey.

After the Eruption

My first visit after the eruption in January 2019. I'm currently working on a new video outlining our rebuilding program. But here is the raw emotional first visit.

This photo, courtesy of the USGS, shows the Hedonisia property being taken by lava on May 26, 2018. 

We want to return and rebuild when it is safe to do so. Please support our effort to rebuild our eco-community

Rebirth Hedonisia Hawaii Crowdfund

Mahalo for your help in our time of need.