Bodhi Day Service, Hawaii Buddhist Council (Honolulu)

Event details

  • Sunday | December 8, 2019
  • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu HI 96813, enter parking from Lusitana St.
  • (808) 522-9200

Bodhi Day Service
presented by Hawaii Buddhist Council

Guest Speaker: Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer
“Ho‘oulu: This Time of Transformation”

Free and open to the public

Music Performance During Refreshments
Handbell: Tinker Bell
Tsugaru Shamisen: Tatsuya Oikawa, Shoju Aratani
Sponsored by Marine Village Creation Fund
Supported by Studio Bell Fantasy

Location & Parking

While Hawaii Betsuin’s listed address is 1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu, please note that the entrance to parking is from Lusitana St. For navigation devices, you may use 1742 Lusitana St.

Overflow parking is available at Hongwanji Mission School, Soto Mission, and Kawananakoa Middle School.

Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer smiling in park with cap and lei
Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer

About Our Speaker

Dr. Manu Aluli Meyer is the fifth daughter of Emma Aluli and Harry Meyer. The ohana lived beside many cousins on the shores of Mokapu and Kailua. The Aluli-Meyer family is dedicated to justice, education, health, law, transformative economics, arts education, aloha aina, food security, philosophy, and Hawaiian music. She will be speaking on the Dharma of sustainability, Hawaiian culture and the radical potential of the kapu aloha, called forth from within the aloha aina movement on Maunakea.

What is Bodhi Day?

Bodhi Day is the date of the attainment of perfect awakening by Shakyamuni Buddha. In Mahayana Buddhist tradition, it is said that he attained the awakening at the age of 35 under a Bodhi tree on December 8th.
The attainment of his awakening took place about 2500 years ago, and his teachings continue to lead us to the life of true peace and happiness.

This Bodhi Day Service is sponsored by the Hawaii Buddhist Council which represents different Buddhist denominations in Hawaii, and we are very pleased to celebrate with you one of the happiest occasions for all human beings.

Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (808) 531-9088
Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (808) 522-9200

A PDF flyer for this event is available.