Soto Zen Temple

Bon Festival Information

June 21-22, Friday & Saturday, 5 pm -10:30

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Flying Saucers, Andagi, Pronto Pup (Anda-dog)
BOWLS: Nishime, Chicken Hekka, Shoyu Chicken, Chili, Beef Stew
Lau Lau &  Lomi Salmon,  Somen Salad, Spam Musubi
Soda, Water, Coffee, Shave Ice, Lemonade Stand

Country Store, Crafts, Exhibits, Game Booths

Cultural Performance
Infusion of Japanese ondo dancing & hula
Special performance Saturday evening only: Kumu Leilani Rivera Low & Halau Hula o Leilani
with Soto Zen Ondo Dancers

Ondo Dancing
7:30 pm start
8:30 pm Intermission – Cultural Performance
8:45 pm continue
19 Ondo dances
Live performance: Fukushima Ondo (first dance), Iwakuni Ondo (before intermission), Betcho (last dance)

Click on the following links:
Google Map
Parking Schematic

Honoring our Loved Ones
Purchase a wooden or paper Toba
Purchase a name tag to attach to a Chochin (Lantern)
Ring the large Temple Bell

MAHALO to our Sponsors & Supporters!
Sponsors: Kauai Kookie, Kauai Coffee, Wong’s Restaurant, Storybook Theatre of Hawaii
Funding Sources: County of Kauai, Kilohana by Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Kauai Visitors Bureau
Supporters: Japanese Grandma’s Cafe, MCS Grill, Unko’s, Service Rentals, Hartung Brothers, Hanapepe Economic Alliance

Obon is a time to Remember

June 2024 Newsletter

A gentle type of Yoga that uses
a chair for seated or balancing poses

ALOHA! E komo mai! Come and Visit our Temple

Zazen, tea, & talk
with Rev Scott Mangis

Call 808-346-4650 for more information
Your hosts: Kim & Cam

Sundays, at 9 am

All welcome!
If you are a beginner, come 15 minutes earlier to get a few tips on sitting.

Our Story
“Once upon a time, in a land far away…” so goes the story of our temple. It may be an ordinary story of ordinary people and that’s what makes it so extraordinary!
Virtual Tour
Take a tour of our temple grounds on your own time. Discover some remarkable facts about our temple, an interesting bodhi tree, an impressive World Peace Kannon, and an iconic bell tower. Find out what makes our temple unique.

We are still accepting donations!


January 2024 Newsletter

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