Wood Valley Temple & Guest House




Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling

For decades, as a 501(c)3 non-profit religious organization we have subsisted on the generosity of supporters to provide a place of peaceful contemplation open to all who seek it. Help us continue to disseminate the Buddhist teachings by supporting the temple.





Ways to give

Make a tax deductible monetary donation by:

  • Calling the Temple at (808) 928-8539 with a credit card number.

  • Donating online by credit card via Paypal.

  • Coming to see us to make an offering

  • Sending a check to the Temple mailed to:

Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling
PO Box 250, Pahala, HI 96777


There is always much to do from yard work to cleaning all help is appreciated. Please contact with the form below to organize a time to volunteer.


You can support the temple by coming to stay at the guest house or renting it for a group retreat. Participating in one of our retreat programs also helps our cause.


Thank you to all of our fiends and supporters who made the 2018 Painting project possible. With the incredible generosity of temple friends, the last four years have seen the completion of two major renovations — a new modern kitchen and a new roof for the main temple. As we moved into the final stretch of this current undertaking, we were able to continue the preservation of this 100+ year old building. Thank you for your continued support!

Future Goals

Solar Electric System

To become more sustainable using the power of the sun and $450 monthly/$5500 annually), we are planning an integrated solar electric system to serve the temple needs. A backup generator will be part of the overall project, since, yearly, we go for extended periods of time when the electric grid is down due to storms and falling trees in the Wood Valley area and across the island. More detailed plans and costs for materials & installation are forthcoming.

Retreat & Guest Cottages

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Over the years, we have received requests about the availability of cabins for individual meditation retreats and longer residencies. Land for these buildings on the temple’s 25 acre property was cleared years ago in anticipation of this project. An access road that leads to the area where the cottages will be built is already in use. A friend of the temple, the designer of Plans Hawaii, drew up plans (shown here) for a 400 square feet, one bedroom—living room/kitchenette cottage with an indoor bathroom. This cottage is suitable for one or two persons. He will also design a studio cottage for individual retreatants. The cottages will have solar electricity and hot water. More details forthcoming.

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