Welcome to Temple Makai

Temple Makai Temple Makai

A church without walls where the land, sea & sky meet and nature provides the space for worship, ceremony, reverence, spiritual experience, and community gatherings.

Temple makai is a non-denominational outdoor place of worship which honors and accepts people of all faiths, cultures, races, ages, lifestyles & beliefs.

It is a sacred gathering place honored to seal the union of two people’s love and commitment in marriage.

It is a space where any church of any denomination can congregate for worship

It is a place that welcomes freedom of expression and movement and promotes spiritual growth connecting with the earth around us.

Our Values Are:

Faith of All Types

Passion For Life

Respect For All People



Spiritual Growth



Cultural Reverence

Environmental Stewardship

Emotional and Physical Health


Kahu Kale Ka'alekahi

I have traveled most of my life to foreign countries and to different states of the US, but Hawaii has always been my home. I am of Native Hawaiian descent and my family is from Moloka'i, Hawai'i, but because I had travelled so much growing up I assimilated myself with the host culture of that particular place. So, as I grew older I had a strong desire to learn more about myself and what it means to be Hawaiian. When I came back to Hawai'i I immersed myself in the learning of my own culture. As time passed I began to progress in a few of the arts of my people such as hula (dance), mele (song), oli (chant), and various other na mea o Hawai'i.

All of my life experience and my passions have set me on a path to share my culture with others and to become a person that is in balance with the world. As I progress forward in my life’s’ journey I take with me the teachings of my people, remembering that we must look to the past so that we can face the future. I continue to learn and progress myself as a Native Hawaiian and most importantly as a human being of this Earth.

Kahu Kale
Kahu Kale

Kahu Lei’ohu Ryder

Lei'ohu offers her gifts to you on Maui, in Hawai'i and throughout the world, through blessings, music, public speaking, intensives, counseling, healing work, wedding ceremonies, and funeral services... all with aloha.

Lei'ohu's talents and knowledge are honored and loved in her community and the world. Lei’ohu has received the Gandhi-King Peace Hero Award, the Peace Educator Award from the United Nations, the Woman of Honor award from Women's History Month, the Educator Award from the Peace Corps, and the Malama Ka'Aina Award from the Sierra Club. She has shared her gifts all around the world through out Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and North America.

Our Services

  • Church Services of Any Faith
  • Baptisms
  • Blessings
  • Communions
  • Weddings
  • Celebration of Life Ceremonies
  • Meditations
  • Spiritual Performances
  • Sacred Movement
  • Yoga
  • Community Gatherings
  • Cultural Experiences