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Sunday Puja

  • Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling, Wood Valley Temple & Retreat 96-2285 Wood Valley Road Pahala, HI, 96777 United States (map)

On Sundays when there are no teaching programs, the standard practice is Green Tara with recitations of the 21 Tara praises.

Tara represents enlightened activity, her practice brings fulfillment of wishes, and elimination of obstacles which hinder one’s life and spiritual practice. She has 21 manifestations, each form symbolizes a different aspect and may appear in various colors & appearances — such as the Red Tara (energy/power), Yellow Tara (increase), etc. — offering a different energy or virtue to help on our spiritual paths. Green Tara is the embodiment of all the aspects of Tara & is most commonly practiced..

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The process of the practice begins with taking Refuge and engendering the altruistic mind (bodhicitta), invocation of Tara & enlightened beings, presentation of offerings, visualization of Tara, mantra recitation, dissolution and dedication.

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Please park at the visitor parking area to your left as you come in the driveway and walk up to the temple. Handicap attendees may drive up to the temple.


 

➤ PHYSICAL LOCATION

96-2285 Wood Valley Road
Pahala, HI 96777-0250
 

☎ CONTACT

nechung@nechung.org
Tel: (808) 928-8539

Directions

FROM HILO

From Hilo, drive south on Highway 11, 54 miles to Pahala (1.5 hours). After the 51-mile marker, turn right into Pahala. Continue to the stop sign at Pikake Street. Turn right. Pikake takes you to the edge of town, continue straight up the road about 5 miles (gradual uphill past orchards, pastures,bridges) until you come to the forest. At the forest, follow the paved road left. The temple is the first building on your right marked by colorful prayer flags. Park at Visitor Parking and check in at the Main Temple.

FROM KAILUA–KONA

From Kailua-Kona, drive south on Highway 11, 79 miles to Pahala (2 hours). After the 52 mile marker, turn left into Pahala. Continue to the stop sign at Pikake Street. Turn right. Pikake takes you to the edge of town, continue straight up the road about 5 miles (gradual uphill past orchards, pastures,bridges) until you come to the forest. At the forest, follow the paved road left. The temple is the first building on your right marked by colorful prayer flags. Park at Visitor Parking and check in at the Main Temple.

Earlier Event: June 9
Sunday Puja
Later Event: June 23
Sunday Puja