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    Waimea Shingon Mission

    ワ イ メ ア  真 言 寺

    Odaishisan of KAUAI


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  • 2021 Summer 

    Up coming our Services

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  • Obon Toba service & Chochin application form

    Obon Toba services will held July 24 & 25th, 2021.

    ・July 24th at 9:00~ Hatsu (First, the person who passed away between July 2020 to July 2021) bon service

    ・July 25th at 9:00~ Obon service

    (Memorial prayer with reading the name of ancestors.)


    Chochin Lantern will hung up July 24th, 2021 to August 15th, 2021. (No reading the name)


    If you want apply, please feel free to download, send or Email us. We will pray for your ancestors and your precious person.

  • Cucumber blessing application form

    Cucumber blessing will held August 8th, 2021 at 9:00.


    If you want apply, please feel free to download, send or Email us.

    We will pray for you.

  • Our Service Book PDF is here!

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  • Services and Activities

    According to the teaching of Buddha,

    “Buddha’s main job is to take away suffering and give us comfort.” 


    Please receive the kindness and compassion of the Buddha and Kobo Daishi and spend happy good life.


    Namu Daishi Henjo Kongo


    Sunday Service


    Monthly Second Sunday service :

    Please join us! or please watch our YouTube channel and our Facebook page.

    July 24th, 2021 @9:00~ Hatsu-bon (The First time Obon) service

    July 25th, 2021 @9:00~ Obon service


    August 8th, 2021 @9:00~ Cucumber Blessing



    Please contact us! (808) 338-1854 or waimeashingon@gmail.com



    2021 Waimea Shingon Mission Bon Dance is Cancelled, But We will be held Obon Services at July 24, 25th.





    Please stay safe and healthy!


        Please contact us! (808) 338-1854 or waimeashingon@gmail.com
        ※All schedule dates and times are subject to change.
          • Full moon Meditation

            ・Every Full moon night : Please ask!


             2021: TBA (Sorry, NO July)


             Meditation lesson: 7:30 p.m. at Waimea Shingon Mission


             Meditation:  8:30 p.m. at Waimea Pier

          • Meditation time
            ・Every Sunday 8:30 a.m.
          • Goma (Fire Ritual)
            ・4th Sunday or 28th 7:00 a.m. (Please ask)
          • Calligraphy class
            ・1st & 3rd Tuesday 2:00 p.m.(Please ask)
          • Shakyo(Hand copying the Sutra) class
            ・1st & 3rd Tuesday 2:00 p.m.(Please ask)


          • Dharma(Buddhism) class
            ・ (Please ask)
          • Goeika (Japanese Buddhist song) Hymns class
            ・ (Please ask)
          • Community Cleanup
            ・4th Saturday 10:00 a.m. ( Waimea )

          Special Prayer

          Please feel free to contact us. (808) 338-1854 or waimeashingon@gmail.com


          Service to console and heal those who are sick or who are in need of guidance.


          We are available pray for your wish. For example...

          Take away bad take in good / Good health / Happiness / Family safety / Healing sickness / Recovery injury / Traffic safety / Safety drive / Travel safety / Car safety / Boat Safety / business success / Pass an enter examination / Academic achievement / Technical skill improvement / Safety delivery / Good matching / Child's health / Safe grows of children / Pet(s) safety / Safety construction / A wish comes true...etc.

          厄除開運・交通安全・家内安全・身体健康・息災延命・病気平癒・旅行安全・航路平穏・無魔円満・試験合格・学業向上・技芸上達・良縁成就・子宝成就・産生安穏・安産成就・商売繁盛・社運隆昌・業績向上・工場安全・工事安全・諸願成就 等


          Any additional services will be announced on our notice board and on our website.

        • 南 無 大 師 遍 照 金 剛

            About us

          History of Waimea Shingon Mission

          *January 1908, Faithful followers of Kobo-Daishi in Waimea area planned to worship. A small temple was completed in june 1908 and was named Waimea Daishido.

          *The property on which this temple is situated was purchased in 1925. January 31, 1926, dedication service of a new temple and living quarter were held.

          *May 4, 1928, a official name of Waimea Shingonji was granted by the Koyasan Shingon Mission Head Temple in Japan.

          *At the end of the war in August 1945, Reverend with the members and Gold Star Mothers initiated to build a replica of the Shikoku 88 Buddha Monuments and a memorial tower. December 21, 1946, a special service dedication service was held to enshrine the Hachiju-hachi kasho (Copy of Shikoku 88 pilgrimage, Buddha Monuments ) and the memorial tower.

          *March 23, 1976, unfortunate fire destroyed the entire temple and facilities.

          *August 28, 1978, it was incorporated as Waimea Shingon Mission.

          *March 10-11, 1979, a dedication ceremony of the new temple and facilities, together with the 75th Anniversary Commemoration Service were held.

          *August 2005, Started a project to restore the damaged Hachiju-hachi kasho(88 Buddha Monuments).

          *May 4, 2008, the 100th Anniversary Commemorative Service and the dedication of the new 88 Buddha Monuments are held.

          *October 14, 2018, the 110th Anniversary Commemorative Service is held.

          Currently the only Shingon sect temple on Island of Kauai.


          1908(明治41)年に、サトウキビ大農園で重労働に耐えていた日系移民の心のよりどころとしてワイメア大師堂が建てられた。1925(大正14)年に信徒は土地を購入し、新しく堂宇を建て、1928(昭和3)にワイメア真言寺となった。戦後1946(昭和21)年に新四国八十八ヶ所が建てられた。1976(昭和51)年に本堂と庫裡が火事で全焼し、本堂は1979(昭和54)年に再建された。1978(昭和53)にWaimea Shingon Missionとなり、2008(平成20)年に100周年記念法会と新・砲弾型新四国八十八ヶ所の開眼法要が行われ、2018年に110周年を迎えた。


          About monument of the Shikoku 88 pilgrimage

          The most remarkable feature of this temple is outside, and you would have seen it immediately upon your arrival. Even if the temple hall is closed, you can do the Shikoku pilgrimage by walking past the eighty eight markers lining the grounds. the temple is well-known for its replica pilgrimage route consisting of concrete monuments cast in the shape of artillery shells. These were made in 1945 by members and Gold star Mothers to commemorate those who had lost their lives in the war. Each monument is numbered, and inside a hollow space is a miniature Buddhist image. Since the concrete used right after the war was not of the highest quality and many of the monuments deteriorated, new ones were made from 2005 to 2008 and installed in front of the originals.



          88 Pilgrimage site in Hawaii (Please contact before visit!)


          Hawaii island (Big island)

          ・Paauilo Shingon Mission



          ・Kula Shingon Mission



          ・Waimea Shingon Mission

          ・Lawai International Center






          この88ヶ所はお墓ではなく慰霊碑で、施主は当時のメンバーや戦争によって亡くなった方の親族や家族です。当時、アメリカ軍の兵士になった日系人がたくさんいましたが、彼らは日本との戦いを望んでいませんでした。それでこの砲弾の形には No more war という願いが込められています。



          白色の88ヶ所は2008年のWaimea Shingon Mission100周年記念として、2005から4年かけて銀色の旧八十八ヶ所の前に建てられました。







          ・Paauilo金剛寺境内(Paauilo Shingon Mission)



          ・Kula祥福寺堂内(Kula Shingon Mission)



          ・Waimea真言寺境内(Waimea Shingon Mission)

          ・Lawai大師堂跡一帯(Lawai International Center)

        • Namu Daishi Henjo Kongo

          About Shingon Buddhism

          Shingon Buddhism


          Shingon Buddhism is a form of Mahayana Buddhism that was established in the early ninth century in Japan by Kobo Daishi [Kukai] (774-835). These teachings were brought by Kobo Daishi to Japan after he journeyed to Tang Dynasty China to receive them.

          This type of Buddhism is also called Mikkyo, or esoteric Buddhism. Originating in India, these teachings were first brought to China and later to Tibet. Shingon Buddhism preserves a unique form of esoteric Buddhism based on Chinese and Indian antecedents.

          The world "Shingon" is a translation of the Sanskrit word "mantra." Shingon Buddhism places great emphasis on mantras, both to be chanted and visualized.

          Shingon Buddhism has had a tremendous influence on Japanese religion, culture, and history. Anyone interested in Japanese civilization or in personal spiritual cultivation will find much of interest in Shingon Buddhism.

          There are approximately 10 million followers of Shingon Buddhism in Japan today, and Koyasan is one of the main centers of the school, attracting many tourists, visitors, pilgrims, and religious devotees.


          Koyasan Shingon Buddhism


          Koyasan Shingon Buddhism is one of 18 schools in the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism.


          Koyasan Kongobuji headquarters is located on Mount Koya in Wakayama-ken, Japan.

          In 2004, Mount Koya was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.





          Koyasan Shingon Mission of Hawaii


          In 1915, this nonprofit organization, now operating as Koyasan Shingon Mission of Hawaii, was established to govern the 12 Koyasan Shingon Member Missions residing on four Hawaiian Islands.










          Oahu Island   ・Liliha真言寺(Shingonji),




          Maui Island   ・Lahaina法光寺(Hokoji),



          Hawaii Island  ・Hilo法眼寺(Hooganji),




          Kauai Island   ・Waimea真言寺(Shingonji)

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          Waimea Shingon Mission
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          9770-A Pule Rd,
          Waimea, Hawaii 96796


          Email:  waimeashingon@gmail.com