This is a course taught by Dr. Joe Vitale and Dr. Hew Len, a native Hawaiian and Dr. Joe's teacher.  Dr. Joe is not Hawaiian himself.  

However, Dr Hew Len has given him his permission and blessing to teach and share Ho'oponopono around the world.

Dr. Hew Len actually has a bit of an unorthodox view that Ho'oponopono is not unique to Hawaii or any specific culture (es, the name is a Hawaiian word).

Whatever the true origins, Dr. Hew Len believes that thinking it belongs to one culture limits it. In fact, part of our mission is to empower anyone and everyone with the healing power of Ho'oponopono.

The reason is simple: we believe that if the whole world practiced Ho'oponopono, the whole world would be at peace.