News & Events

Valley of the Temples is honored to provide several unique opportunities for members of our community to learn, share and remember throughout the year. Each of our educational, grief support and remembrance events is designed to appeal to a wide age range — and it is our intention to enrich lives, educate minds and ease sorrows.  We invite you to check in regularly to get details about the latest news and upcoming events.


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    01 Feb

    Ongoing Vendor Events & Exhibits – February

    Come out to Valley of the Temples Memorial Park and the Byodo-In, where local artists and vendors showcase their work and provide unique opportunities to learn about Hawaiian culture and heritage. For questions about these events and exhibits, please contact Mai Shouse at 808-239-8811. Sundays Fused Glass Jewelry with Kyle Ino from 10 a.m. –

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  • New Mortuary Opening Soon

    New Mortuary Opening Soon

    New Valley of the Temples Mortuary Offers Pre-Construction Savings. The new Valley of the Temples Mortuary is under construction and scheduled to open soon. Act now to take advantage of construction savings. Save 20%* on pre-arranged funeral and cremation packages. Call 808-892-3348 for more information. The 10,000-square foot facility will be the largest of its kind on

  • After the Funeral: Is It Ever Too Late to Express Sympathy?

    After the Funeral: Is It Ever Too Late to Express Sympathy?

    When a friend or acquaintance loses a loved one, it’s natural to want to reach out. Sometimes, however, we don’t know about the death until after the funeral. Other times we have trouble finding the words and procrastinate in offering condolences.  Is it ever too late to express your sympathy to someone who has suffered

  • Crafting a Meaningful Eulogy

    Crafting a Meaningful Eulogy

    Being asked to speak at a funeral is an honor. It means that the family values you. But because you’re being trusted with something so important, it can also be intimidating. Take a deep breath — with a few helpful tips and a bit of care, you can craft a meaningful and life-honoring eulogy.   Make notes so you don’t ramble. The average eulogy should be

  • When a Loved One Dies Far from Home

    When a Loved One Dies Far from Home

    When a loved one dies, it can be complicated to plan the funeral. There are many decisions to be made, from big choices such as the final resting place to small details such as the music and readings. Planning a funeral is even more complicated, however, when the death occurs far from home.  If your loved one dies while away

  • How a Memorial DVD Can Help with Healing

    How a Memorial DVD Can Help with Healing

    When a loved one dies, it’s a painful time for all involved. If you’re planning the funeral, you’ll want to look for ways to honor your loved one while you help everyone who loved that person begin to heal.   There are often many details to work out, including decisions about music, readings, speakers, a final resting place, a reception and

  • Planning a Funeral When Family is Far Away

    Planning a Funeral When Family is Far Away

    As culture and society have changed over time, so have death and funerals. Families often used to live close together — sometimes even on the same property — and family members cared for their loved one in preparation for burial. Today, however, families tend to be more far-flung, and that can be problematic when a death occurs. It’s important for people to

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