September 2022 Rinzai Maui Zen Mission Newsletter

Aloha Everyone,

We had a wonderful turnout for our O-Bon Services held on August 20th. Reverend Seiya Chisaka and his daughter, Taechan, along with monk-in-training Yoshitaka Kawakita presided over the services. We appreciate their dedication to our Rinzai Zen Mission as they traveled from Japan. Thank you for those of you who were able to attend in person and our deepest appreciation for the generous donations from everyone. And while details are still being formulated, Reverend Chisaka is planning to return to Maui in mid-December to preside over Rev. Ryozo Yamaguchi’s one-year memorial service.

Reverend Chisaka has a potential new minister for our Temple, Reverend Haga. Initially, Reverend Haga will be part of a two-year rotation of ministers until we find the right fit for all concerned. We will be hiring an immigration attorney to help with the necessary paperwork.

To help defray some of the expenses of a new minister and the upkeep of our Temple’s facilities, we are having a RUMMAGE/PLANT SALE.

When: Saturday, October 15, 8:00 a.m.-noon. Where: RZM Temple, 120 Alawai Rd., next to Baldwin Beach Park, Paia

We are looking for donated items in the following categories:

!household and kitchen items !clothing !small working appliances !toys !healthy plants

When possible, please label your boxes and packages accordingly.

We will not accept any bulky items such as large furniture and appliances, mattresses or beds, electronics (tv, computers, stereos, etc.), strollers, car seats, food items.

Please drop off your donated items to our Temple on October 7th or 8th between 8 a.m. and 12 noon. We will gratefully accept donations during those times. If you need additional info, please contact me at (808)281-7181.

As an update on the cemetery property located next to our Temple, the caretaker Kimokeo Kapahulehua, has secured a couple to oversee the property 24/7 to make sure there will be no trespassers or homeless people living on the property. This will add much needed security for our Temple.

Thank you for your consideration and continued support of our Rinzai Zen Mission.

In Gassho,
Alan Nago President,
Board of Directors

We are asking for your help by making a donation through the Foodland/ Sack N Save “Give Aloha” program. From September 1-30, donations to Give Aloha organizations will be accepted at checkout at all Foodland, Sack N Save, and Foodland Farms stores statewide. Donations in the form of cash, check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB) will be accepted.

You must use your Maika`i Card to make a donation. Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match a portion of customer donations up to $249 per organization. If you do not have a Maika`i Card, apply for one; it’s free. No purchases are required.

Keep your receipt for your tax records. You may ask for a duplicate receipt and send it to Rinzai Zen Mission to be acknowledged. Be sure your receipt shows our organization name – RINZAI ZEN MISSION.

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Portrait of a Maui Visit with monk-in-training Yoshitaka Kawakita

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