Inspired by: Halana Maile translates to tranquility and for me, koi are a meditative tool. Sitting by a koi pond is a chance to dial down, take stock and reflect. The end result is tranquility and a peaceful spirit. As noted in The Dance, one of my favorite places on Oahu is the Temple of the Gods, a Buddhist temple on sacred grounds on the Western side of the island. It is was an oasis of calm in a life that was not.