Established in 1914 by the Reverend Kaiseki Kodama, Daifukuji Soto Mission was originally built to serve the needs of the Japanese immigrant community. Today it is a place where people of all ethnicities and ages gather to engage in Soto Zen study and practice, to participate in educational and cultural activities, and to work in harmony for the benefit of the community. It is a place of joy and peace where all are welcome.
In addition to regular Sunday morning Buddhists services and major services such as the Buddha Day, Bodhi Day, Pari-nirvana Day, and Equinox services, Daifukuji offers the following programs: an aikido club, Baikako (Plum Blossom Choir), a bon dance club, Project Dana activity mornings for seniors, Dharma study groups, a Family Sangha with programs for children and their parents, a Fujinkai (temple women’s group), the Happy Strummers Ukulele group, an orchid club, the Sangha Sisters Women’s Spirituality Circle, youth and adult taiko groups, and a Zen meditation group. Weekly zazen is held on Wednesday mornings at 6 a.m., on the first Sunday of the month at 8 a.m., and on selected Thursday evenings of the month. Kannon-ko services are held at 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. The summer Obon festival is held in July & the Rohatsu Sesshin in December. Please go to www.daifukuji.org for the temple calendar and newsletter.
Daifukuji, the “Temple of Great Fortune,” is a peaceful Soto Zen country temple in Kona, Hawaii where all are welcomed with aloha. Please stop by for a visit or to simply offer incense and sit quietly in meditation. A map and directions can be found on our website. Aloha!
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