O-Bon is a celebration of life, of both departed and living. It is a time to remember our loved ones and ancestors and to reflect on our own lives. It is a time to feel gratitude that we are living now by the great compassion of Amida Buddha, and realizing the oneness of our lives. O-Bon comes from the legend of Mokuren (Maudgalyayana), who was saddened by his mother's suffering in the world of hungry ghost. He offered food and prayers to ease her suffering. After successfully easing her suffering, he began to dance with joy. Let us welcome O-Bon with the sprit of appreciation.
2013 O-Bon Festival at Koloa Jodo Mission
Bon Service Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
Bnn Dance Friday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Toro Nagashi Sunday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m.
at Kukuiula Boat Harbor