Summer 2016 Rinzai Maui Zen Mission Newsletter

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Obon is here!


Welcome to our Obon

Our annual Obon Festival will soon be here, and on behalf of the Rinzai Zen Mission, I would like to invite you to attend. It will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 with services to begin at 6:00 p.m., and Obon dancing and entertainment at 7:00 p.m.

Please come and share in our heritage at the only Okinawan Obon festival here on Maui. We look forward to seeing all of you!

Alan Nago, President
Rinzai Zen Mission

今年もお盆の季節がやってまいりました。 八月二
護持会 会長
アラン ナゴ

Repair and Maintenance

We are always aware of our oceanfront location and condition of buildings. Windward areas get lots of damage with salt air, not only metals, but lumber too.


This year, we have repaired the guest house stairs, Bell House, and the ocean side of the Temple building with contractor Japo Yokoyama’s help. We also changed all the lights in the Temple to LED lights and hope that they last many years.

The Bell House got new paint after many years, thanks to a donation from our president Alan Nago.

We are lucky to have nice grass for the Bon Dance because of Vice President Ken Findeisen. All officers and directors are working hard to maintain our beautiful facilities.

We still have some sand in front of our back gate.


Nobody can tell what will happen next year in our weather or scenery around our property, but we collected a large amount of sand last winter and we now still have a good amount of sand in front of us. Plus, many many people are enjoying the beach and ironwood trees next to us.