Dharma School

Please join us for Dharma School. Dharma School is for students from age 3 through high school. We learn about Buddhism and Buddhist concepts in our daily lives through projects, activities and computer work.

Dharma School is held weekly after the Sunday services. All students are welcome to join in.


Lihue Hongwanji Mission will be holding the Baccalaureate Service in May to honor students graduating from high school.  We would like to invite all the graduates who are embers of our temple.  If you are aware of a graduate to honor, please call the Lihue Hongwanji Office ab 245-6262 by the end of March.


Ohana Arts Opportunity




The annual summer program of Ohana Arts, which initially inspired the writing of “Peace On Your Wings,” is opening its doors to students off island to come join us this summer for our inaugural Intensive Musical Theatre Academy, open to students ages 12-18.  


Dates: June 10-July 22 (Grades 7 & 8)


June 16-July 29 (Grades 9-12)    


Students will come together to study with world renowned faculty who will serve as stage and music directors, choreographers, voice teachers, and acting coaches this summer for classes in acting, dance, and music, and for fully staged main stage productions to take place at the University of Hawaii’s Kennedy Theatre.  Ohana Arts now runs in cooperation with the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Department of Theatre and Dance, and students will be able to stay in the dorms on the UH campus and participate in Ohana Arts.  We have been wanting to offer this opportunity for years, and are thrilled to make this a reality this coming summer.




Application Deadline is February 15.




For more information, contact the following:




(866) 633-0430














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Baccalaureate Service & Luncheon

May 7, 2017

Baccalaureate Service at LHM


Akira Takabayashi was honored as a senior graduating from Kauai High School.  Akira was also honored as one of the Valedictorians of Kauai High School Class of 2017.  Akira will be attending the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia next year, majoring in Computer Science. 

Congratulations Akira!


Farewell to Taylor


On May 7th we also said "Aloha" to Taylor.  She will be attending Kamehameha Schools on Oahu next year.  Congratulations and "you go girl" as you move forward in your education! 


Congratulations to two of our Dharma students on their accomplishments!


Akira Takabayashi, Kauai High School


First Place in Mathematics, Senior Division at the State Science and Engineering Fair on Oahu



Taylor Nishimoto, CKMS


Gold medal for anchoring at the Student Television Network Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.


Buddhist Concepts through Technology and Literature

Buddhist Concepts through Literature
What Buddhist concepts can we learn from literature? See what Buddhist concepts were discovered in the book The Giver.
Buddhist Concepts in the book The Giver.
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 2.4 MB
Buddhist Concepts through Literature
What Buddhist concepts can we learn from literature? See what Buddhist concepts were discovered in the book Ender's Game.
Buddhist Concepts in the book Ender's G
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 685.6 KB
Who was The Buddha?
Learn who Siddhartha Gautama was before he became The Buddha.
Story of Buddha's Life.ppsx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 508.8 KB
Who was Sinran Shonin?
Learn who Shinran Shonin was and how he grew up.
Shinran's Life RIna.ppt.pps
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 1.5 MB
The Promise-The Way of Freedom
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 380.6 KB
Four Noble Truths
4 noble truths.ppt.pps
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 1.8 MB
The Eight-Fold Path
Guidelines for living our lives and creating a peaceful existence.
eight fold path.ppsx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 1.6 MB
The Golden Chain
The words of The Golden Chain help us to remember how to live our lives, always mindful of our interconnectedness with everyone.
Golden Chain.ppsx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 2.9 MB
Posters created by Dharma School Students
It is so important that the words of the Buddha be heard and understood in simple, everyday thoughts.
Posters-from Dharma Students.ppsx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 3.5 MB