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The Endangered Buddhist Temples of Hawai'i (Big Island): How Can I Help?
by ALOHA DEAN


Inspired by these two articles , one by Rod Ohira with Title "Hawai'i temples, often unnoticed, slowly decay" and second by Catherine E. Toth "Temples in the 'aina" at Honolulu Advertiser and my O'ahu submission, I decided to continue the story with Big Island endangered Hawaii Buddhist Temples.

The following Oahu story with Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii and great historical background of over 110 years in Hawaii. The first Hongwanji temple in Hawaii was dedicated on March 3, 1889. Since then, 36 temples and the Buddhist Study Center have been established statewide, including the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin and the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin.

One of my best experiences  was visiting statewide temples was at Wood Valley Temple - Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling. Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling "Immutable Island of Melodious Sound" is a Buddhist temple and retreat located on 25 acres in Wood Valley, the Ka'u District of the Island of Hawai'i.  His Holy ness the Dalai Lama has visited and taught here twice.  Many other well known Tibetan lamas of all lineages are invited yearly to teach programs open to the public.
Established in 1973 by the Venerable Nechung Rinpoche, Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling is a center for the dissemination of the Buddhist teachings, a place for great masters to teach and for students to receive and actualize these instructions through contemplation and meditation.

Following story here you have random list some of the of photographed Buddhist Temple from Big island Hawai'i.

 

For more Hawaii Buddhist temple visit Oahu Temples

Please visit Full Screen QTVR tours from:
>>> Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
>>> The Endangered Buddhist Temples of Hawai'i
>>> Mauna Kea,13,796 ft (4,205 m) high
>>> Waipi'o Valley
>>> Liliuokalani Gardens, Hilo
>>> Wailuku River, Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots
>>> Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo
>>> Akaka and Kahuna Falls (Updates)
>>> Hilo Area(Updates)
>>> Hamakua Coast(Updates)
 

For more info about Hawaii Temple, please visit website at:

Hilo Nichiren Mission
la.nichirenshu.org

Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin
www.hilobetsuin.org

Hilo Hooganji Mission
national.citysearch.com

Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin
www.hilobetsuin.org

Honokaa Hongwanji Mission
www.aloha.net/~horaku/

Honomu Hongwanji
www.hongwanjihawaii.com

Honomu Odaishisan
listings.allpages.com

Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling
www.nechung.org

Puna Hongwanji
www.hongwanjihawaii.coml