2015 Bodhi Day Service will be held
at Lihue Hongwanji Mission from 9:30 a.m. on December 6th.
Bodhi (Literally means awakening) day is a commemorative day when Siddhartha Gautauma attained Enlightenment. In Japan, this day was believed to be on December 8 and here in Hawaii, many Buddhist temples observe a Bodhi Day Service in December Sunday, closest to December 8.
The service tomorrow will be sponsored by Kauai Buddhist Council which consists of 9 temples (Kapaa Jodo, Kapaa Hongwanji, Kauai Soto Zen Temple, Kauai Dharma Center, Koloa Jodo, Lihue Hongwanji, Waimea Higashi Hongwanji, Waimea Shingon and West Kauai Hongwanji). We will welcome a guest speaker, Rev. Thomas Okano, a retired Bishop of Honpa Hongwanji. The title of Dharma Talk will be "Buddha's Bodhi Day Enlightenment and Me."
Refreshments will follow the service.
Everyone will be welcomed!