Bon Festival

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Calendar of Events

Month of July & August: No Meditation classes after Sunday, July 15
Classes will resume Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30 pm
It's Bon Festival time!
Bon Dance Season: First weekend in June - First weekend in August: The nine temples on Kauai have their annual festival on a rotating schedule.

August 3-4, Friday-Saturday, Soto Zen Bon Festival 6:00 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.
For more information, click here: 2018 Obon Newsletter (PDF)


September 21, Friday: International Day of Peace

September 23, Sunday: Autumn Higan Service, 10 a.m.

December 2, Sunday: Islandwide Bodhi Day Service, 9:20 a.m. Hosted by Soto Zen, at the Social Hall. Guest speaker TBA, public welcomed.

Last week in December (tbd) : Mochi Making Traditional Japanese rice-cakes for the New Year.

December 31: Ringing of Temple Bell, 11:30 p.m. Ring out the old, ring in the new!

Fukushima Ondo
at 2014 Bon Dance

This local signature dance traces its origins to Fukushima prefecture in Japan.


In this 24-minute video, Gerald Hirata opens the dance with a welcoming address. Shariraimon Sutra by Rev. Kokuzo, and taiko performed by Taiko Kauai.

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