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 9th (6:00pm): O-Bon Service (also live streaming on Mantokuji's Facebook page)
June 25th 8:00am-12 noon: Tent Sale
July 9th 10:00am-1:00pm: O-Bon drive through Food Sale
Video of the virtual O-bon service performed by Rev. Hata of Hilo Taishoji (2020 & 2021)
4:00pm - 5:30pm Zazen Everyone is welcome.
Sessions are cancelled until further notice due to COVID19.
Online Dharma Messages
Soto Zen Buddhism
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