Behind this fence, bushes and trees is a Amida Buddha, the largest of its kind outside Japan.
It is located in Lahaina, Maui HI (Mala Warf) and known as the
Lahaina Jodo Mission, Buddhist Temple
Not many see this place as beautiful. Very few visitors of the island would put this place as must-see attraction. Well, we find Buddha as Beautiful and delighted to show you the grounds of Lahaina Jodo Mission, Buddhist Temple
There were no signs that dogs are not allowed.
However, in respect to a very symbolic surroundings mom asked me to stay at the front entrance while she takes photos of the grounds. Mom also said there no photos of me will be taken inside the grounds. From where I was standing, I did see the side profile of the Amida Buddha, the Buddha of Infinite Light and the embodiment of compassion and wisdom.
It my pleasure to share you some of the photos my mom took while I waited for her.
The Amida Buddha and the Temple Bell were completed in June 1968, in commemoration of the Centennial Celebration of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. The temple bell weighs 3000 lbs that is rung 11 times each evening at 8PM, with each ring having a significant meaning.
Amida Buddha was cast in Kyoto, Japan( 1967-1968). It is made of copper and bronze, stands 12 feet high and weighs approximately three and one-half tons.
In 1970, the main Temple and Pagoda were built with the help of the public and generosity of the members of the mission.
The temple is beautiful and consist of unique Buddhist architectural structures.
One of the interesting features is the solid copper shingles which cover the roof of both temple and pagoda. All of these shingles were individually formed by hand and are interlocked on all four sides to make a solid copper sheathing.
Second feature is inside the temple, where you’ll see beautiful floral ceiling paintings by a Japanese artist Hajin Iwasaki.
It’s a functioning temple as we see many temple goers on the weekend.
It’s a serene place to visit during the week.
Hope you enjoyed another edition of Sugar’s Golden Tours, Lahaina, Maui, HI
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Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs
Murphy & Stanley says
Great tour guide you are!!
Keep Calm & Bark On!
Murphy & Stanley
Comedy Plus says
I would love to visit here Sugar. I’m glad you got to see the Budda. Your mom always takes such good care of you. I also love Lahaina. Very much.
Have a woof woof day Sugar. My best to your wonderful mom. 🙂
WOW, Budda, cool!
Gizmo (@GizmoGeodog) says
That Buddah is so imposing Sugar…truly an image to respect…and the temple grounds look serene and would be a fine place for a time of quiet reflection…thank you as always for sharing the beauty of Maui
Reilly Cowspotdog says
Another beautiful tour and a fascinating place. Thanks for taking us along.
Frankie Furter and Ernie says
It is truly beautiful.
What a lovely and sacred place, Sugar. You were very nice to wait for your mom as she explored.
Your pal, Pip
That looks like a cool place Sugar!!
Jazzi and Addi
easy rider says
Wow, 12 feet high – that’s a large one. Wish I could visit your place… thanks for sharing this beautiful pictures with me ;o)
How pretty! Why is the spot not considered beautiful?
Loy Cerf says
What a beautiful place. Just looking at all the photo is calming and relaxing. Thanks for sharing!
Kat n Collies says
Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures!
Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom says
What a gorgeous place, if we ever make it there, it’s on our list of places to visit!
McGuffy Ann says
Thank you. I have a great fondness for Buddha and his teachings.
Thank you Sugar for showing us mire of Hawaii, soon enough my humans will be wanting to take a trip there. Which means I get to stay at a 6 Star luxury place where I, Charley, am adored and pampered. Please keep it up BOL
Very beautiful indeed! I think I need to start making a list of places to visit if I ever get to Hawaii!
Molly The Wally says
Have a super fun Saturday.
Best wishes Molly
Madi and Mom says
Sugar you and Mom are very considerate. How nice of you to sit and wait while mom took those great pictures for us. My Mom said she bets you would be an excellent shopping partner. You are very patient!!
Hugs Madi your BFFF
This place looks so beautiful! And you are an awfully good pup to wait so patiently outside for your mom!
You have shown us so many beautiful spots, Sugar!
Deena O'Daniel says
What a lovely and spiritual place! I’m sure you felt peace and love in the presence of the Buddha!
My man would love this..he’s a big Buddha lover.
caren gittleman says
My Mom loves all things Asian!
Wows! That is one BIG Budda Sugar! That really is a beautifuls place! Thanks for the tour!
What a lovely place xx
Thank you Sugar and thank your mom for letting us know about this place. I would love to visit there. Please tell your mom her photos are beautiful too!
&hearts woof woof ♥
Beautiful. Thanks for taking us there.
XXXOOO Daisy,Bella & Roxy
Woof! That Buddha looks mighty scary! Reminds mom of when she was in Thailand. Thanks for sharing!
Wow – what a beautiful and tranquil place. I’d love to see it, but we’d have to have the Winnebago fitted with pontoons to get there!