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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Byodo-In Buddhist Temple


"This beautiful Buddhist temple is a replica of the 900-year-old Byodo-In located in Uji, Japan. It is located in one of the most peaceful locations in O'ahu - the Valley of the Temples. The valley is situated against a back-drop of tall cliffs and is landscaped with traditional lush Japanese gardens and koi ponds. Inside the Byodo-In Temple is a nine-foot Lotus Buddha." This description comes from Hawaiiweb.com

This is probably my favorite place on O'ahu, Hawaii. Officially I think it is a "Pure Land" temple but I find it is open to all. The temple room which contains the Lotus Buddha is SO peaceful I could stay there forever.
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3 comments:

Mathieu said...

That's sooo pretty!

Dharmavidya said...

When I was in Japan last I was invited to visit the original Byoodoin as a friend of mine is related to the abbot. It has a good museum. I visit Hawaii sometimes. Perhaps I will visit this temple. Like your blog. Namo Amida Bu. Dharmavidya (http://amidatrust.typepad.com/dharmavidya)

Dharmavidya said...

Thanks for visiting my site. Byoodoin was beautiful; Anrakuji inspiring; and Chion-in I could rest at for eternity. The house where the sage Honen lived is on the hill behind and you can go to chant to show your respects.

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