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Don’t Forget OBon!!!

Paia Zen Mission Obon festival will be on August 22, 2015.
Services begin at 6:00 p.m.
and Obon dancing to follow at 7:00 p.m.

Please CLICK HERE to view the Rinzi Obon festival webpage.

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The Grand Tea Master Dr. Genshitsu Sen Photo Gallery has been Published

The Grand Tea Master Dr. Genshitsu Sen traveled to the Paia Rinzai Zen Mission from Japan with a large number of his teachers on July 19th, 2015. He preformed the Kencha-shiki (Tea Ceremony) and afterward gave a talk expressing his love for Maui and humanity. The Ceremony and the talk were both very powerful and moving with the talk (expertly translated from the Japanese) being especially warm and friendly.

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2015 Hanamatsuri Facebook Gallery Published

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2015 Hanamatsuri at Rinzai Zen Mission

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This year’s Hanamatsuri will be at Rinzai Zen Mission!

Please CLICK to view the 2013 Hanamatsuri Picture Gallery

The birth of Shakyamuni Buddha was the very first step toward the beginnings of Buddhism. It was said in the old tale that the sweet and fragrant warm water poured gently over the newborn baby in the flower garden of Lumbini in northern India suggested that he would be the Buddha in later years.

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Loo Choo Identity Conference

Ukwanshin Kabudan will be presenting a conference on Okinawan identity which will hopefully provide a better understanding of who we are as Uchinaanchu, and create networking and support for individuals and community groups. We will be looking at and discussing how identity holds a place in culture, language, and history through various presentations and workshops.

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Thank You

Newsletter-Nov-Dec-2014Maui Ryukyu Culture Group would like to thank Rinzai Zen Mission for allowing our group to use its facilities for our activities. Sensei Norman Kaneshiro and Eric Wada from Honolulu provide classes in sanshin, kuchoo, fwanso, odori and Okinawan language twice a month. Our yearly Yard Sale fundraiser is also held on temple grounds.

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New photos on our website!

Please CLICK HERE to view the new Gallery

We have received many beautiful photos from Masako Cordray who has been taking photos of our Obon for years. You will find her beautiful photos for the last couple years and will soon have this year’s one,

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Scenery change on our grounds.

Tropical Storm Iselle landed in the early morning of July 20. Five trees and a light post fell on the makai side of our grounds. The winds were so strong that they knocked down many trees at the Country Club and the county property on the beach, as well as the Maui Electric post in Baldwin Park.

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2014 OBON Bazaar and OBON Practice

Bon Dance practice

bdOur Bon Dance practice will be only four Tuesdays: July 15, 22, 29, and August 5, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Please come to Paia and enjoy practicing Okinawan dance. Bring your friends too for some fun times.

Bazaar

We would appreciate donations for the bazaar.

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The 2014 Maui O-bon Schedule Published

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2014 Maui O-bon Schedules
Rinzai Zen Mission, Paia 6:00pm / 7:00pm 579-9921
Lahaina Hongwanji Mission 6:00pm / 7:30pm 661-0640
Kula Shofukuji 6:30pm / 7:30pm 661-0466
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