For over two decades, GINHAWA facilitator-teachers, artist-healers have committed to the path of Kabuuan (wholeness) and personal transformation.
is a direct human experience and living value of Leah Tolentino, founding associate of GINHAWA, Inc. Leah experienced chronic ailments since childhood and was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease with no known cure in the western bio-medical model.
Like an initiate who had to overcome great obstacles to birth new capacities, Leah Tolentino learned indelible lessons on well-being as she went through a life-defining healing process that shifted her worldview. In 1999, Leah co-birthed GINHAWA, Inc. with friends and like-minded colleagues, as a space for people’s search for healing, meaning and well-being
Elders, like + Sr. Rosario Battung, RGS, Zen Roshi (teacher), indigenous woman and nun, who embodied wisdom and compassion, were present at the onset of the birthing of GINHAWA.
GINHAWA is nurtured from the spiritual traditions of the East and West, shaped by the Filipino’s socio-cultural context, informed by many people and initiatives who have walked towards the path of “Kabuuan” (Wholeness).
To awaken the seed of well-being within and be a channel of healing.
The human and ecological community breathing in harmony towards well-being, wholeness, peace and creative co-existence.
As a nonprofit learning organization, GINHAWA is dedicated to providing a space of wholistic renewal and transformative learning in well-being for individuals and institutions.
President, Asian Social Institute (ASI), 1974 to present
Founding Member, Pontifical Society of the Social Sciences
Head, Environmental Sciences Program, PWU (2014-present)
Executive Director Partnership for Clean Air, inc (2009-2914)
Five decades of research and development work at ASI, Phil. Business for Social Progress,
Phil. Rural Reconstruction Movement, St. Paul’s College, Child Hope Asia, World Vision
Indigenous elder and leader, Tinggian tribe
Town Mayor, Bangued Abra
Researcher, Faculty, Asian Social Institute, Indigenous woman, Healer
First Filipino local Superior of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary
Agnes Agbayani, M.A.
Genevieve Balance-Cupang, Ph.D
Grace Brillantes-Evangelista, Ph.D
Jesus Dacillo, Ph.D
Evelyn Dela Peña
Isagani Tan, Jr.
Yeyette San Luis
Remi Santiago Bautista
Donna Marie Vergara