Paia Rinzai Zen Buddhist Mission
Myoshin-ji on Maui

The Rinzai Zen Mission is located by the beautiful beach outside Paia on the north shore of Maui. It was established in 1932 by a Rinzai priest from Okinawa, Rev. Nanshin Okamoto. It is the only Rinzai Zen temple from the immigration era in the United States, and it was also a temple for the Okinawan community on Maui.

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Our Location

Paia Rinzai Zen Mission
Paia, HI USA 96779

Rinzai Zen Mission Schedule

  • Dec. 27th (Wed) - Reverend Yamaguchi's memorial service will be held at our temple at 10 a.m.
  • Dec. 31 (Sun) - Bell-Ringing Ceremony
    10:15 p.m.: Park gate opens
    11:00 p.m.: New Year’s Eve Service and presentation of new amulets
    11:20 p.m.: Joya no Kane 108 Bell Ringing Ceremony
    11:20 p.m.: Ceremonial burning of old omamori
    01:30 a.m.: Gate closes
  • Jan. 21st (Sun) - Annual Meeting at 10:00 a.m.
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  • Daily Morning Service on-site & Instagram live 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. (every morning)
  • Saturday ZEN Meditation 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. (every Saturday after the morning service except for 4th Saturday)
  • Mid-day Service & Sermon 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (3rd Sunday)
  • Prayer for the Maui fire victims 5:00 - 5:20 p.m. (ringing of the Large Bell every 8th day of each month)
  • Mission Newsletters

    Original Temple Building circa. 1932
    Destroyed by fire in 1987
    Modern Temple Building
    Located on Beautiful Baldwin Beach
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