Options include burial in a cloth shroud, a cardboard casket or a wooden casket. No grave liner and no embalming.
We support the prohibition of formaldehyde-based embalming.
Casket or shroud may be purchased from Doorway Into Light or provided by the family. Doorway into light has bamboo caskets and locally handcrafted pine box caskets.
An ocean body burial is a type of burial where the body is placed in the ocean to decompose. This type of burial is becoming increasingly popular as it is a more natural and environmentally friendly option. The body is wrapped in a cotton shroud weighted with sand bags to insure the body sinks. We record the GPS coordinates and follow all State and Federal Guidelines. The family is welcome to be on the boat.
Larger boat may be available at additional cost
At-Home Care for the Deceased. Washing, dressing and preparing the body for home viewing and ceremony.
Doorway Into Light does not have a crematory. You would need to make arrangements with a local crematory for a direct cremation. Nakamura's offers a discount when you mention Doorway Into Light.
Over 250 lbs is additional $100
For donation to research and medical science to UH Medical School.
Forwarding remains to another Funeral Home on Maui.
Other Hawai'i Islands +$200
Does not include Airfare or Shipping Container
Ceremony prior to burial or cremation.
5 days Refrigeration is included with most services.
Each additional day is $35.
Transfer from place of death to funeral home or residence
End of life planning is an important but often overlooked aspect of life. It's important to have a plan in place in case of an unexpected death, so that your loved ones know your wishes and can carry them out.
There are many things to consider when making an end of life plan, such as funeral arrangements, estate planning, and medical directives. It can be overwhelming to think about, but it's important to have a plan in place.
If you're not sure where to start, we are here to guide and connect you with the many resources available to help you create an end of life plan that's right for you.
It is natural to feel overwhelmed and alone after losing a loved one. Grief can be a difficult and confusing journey, but you don't have to go through it alone. Our grief support and counseling services can help you through this difficult time.
We offer individual, group, and family counseling to help you cope with your loss. We also offer online support groups for those who want to share their experiences with others who are grieving. Our counselors are here to listen and offer guidance, not to tell you how to feel.
If you are struggling with grief, please reach out for help. We are here for you.
SINCE 2012 DOORWAY INTO LIGHT HAS OPERATED HAWAII'S ONLY NON PROFIT AND CERTIFIED GREEN FUNERAL HOME. We offer options for end-of-life care care that are holistic, sustainable, community and family based, and spiritually inclusive.