Our Mission: Paia Mantokuji is a Soto Zen Buddhist temple founded in 1906 by a community of Japanese immigrants. Our mission is to be a place of compassion, respect and kindness for all who seek truth through the teachings of Buddha, the practice of Zen meditation and arts, and the fellowship of the temple sangha.
Our Vision: Paia Manokuji’s short term vison is to stay in place in Paia, grow, develop and mitigate erosion if possible.
- Honor Traditions
- Respect Ancestors
- Embrace Inclusivity
- Nurture Fellowship
- Practice Compassionate Kindness
- Appreciation & Humility
- Live the Dharma
- Embody Buddhism
Events and Activities
For upcoming services and events masks need to be worn and social distancing and safety protocols will be followed.
July 10th (6:00pm): Virtual O-Bon Service (live streaming on Mantokuji's Facebook page)
Video of the virtual O-bon service performed by Rev. Hata of Hilo Taishoji (July 18, 2020)
July 10th (10:00-1:00pm): Food Sale (Order Form)
4:00pm - 5:30pm Zazen Everyone is welcome.
Sessions are cancelled until further notice due to COVID19.
Online Dharma Messages
May We Gather (May 4th, 2021 @ 1pm HST) is the first national Buddhist memorial service in response to anti-Asian violence. Please join Rev. Jiko Nakade from Daifukuji Soto Mission in supporting this event. Healing is very much needed. Peace and a stop to the violence are very much needed.
For more information, please visit https://www.maywegather.org. Please feel free to share this information with family and friends and through your social media. Mahalo nui loa.
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