Ching Ming 2018

Join us for Ching Ming 2018

Show your respect to your ancestors at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park on Sunday, April 1, 2018. Place the names of your loved ones on our prayer board, visit ancestral graves and enjoy the picnic-like setting on this traditional day of worship.

Schedule of Activities

10 a.m. – Chanting and Blessing Service (Wah Kong Temple)
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Free Buffet Lunch
Noon – Lion Dance

All visitors will receive a free yee bow and there will be a free gift for the first 200 people. You can also enter to win a $250 Foodland Gift Card and take advantage of Ching Ming Pre-Need Specials, including:

25% Off Cemetery Property*
24-Month Interest Rebate*
50% Off Open/Close with purchase of complete cemetery package*

Call 808-797-2283 for more information.
*Offers end April 30, 2018. Some conditions apply. Ask for complete details.

 

Ching Ming History and Traditions

Ching Ming dates back over 2,500 years and is linked to the Chinese tradition of ancestor worship. This event is held on the 106th day after winter solstice and usually occurs on April 4 or April 5, with today’s world of working families typically celebrating the weekend before. The practice of ancestor worship is based on three beliefs:

  • A person’s good or bad fortune is influenced by the souls of his or her ancestors
  • All  departed ancestors have the same material needs they had when alive
  • The departed can assist their living relatives

 

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Valentines Weekend

Valentines Picnic in the Park

Come out to Valley of the Temples over the Valentines weekend and enjoy a picnic in the park at Ocean View Terrace on Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11.

Bring your tent, chairs and picnic basket and enjoy the day with loved ones in our Ocean View Terrace section. Ocean View Terrace is a magnificent heart-shaped garden with some of the most impressive views in the park. See photos here.

Contact Sara for more information at 808-239-8811.

Get more details about the picnic (PDF)

 

 

 

 


Valentine Event at Byodo-In Temple

Share the Butterfly Experience

Visit Byodo-In Temple for this special butterfly education and release event with Darlene Loo-McDowell. Create a magical moment releasing a butterfly with a wish or prayer for a loved one.

Valentine Event Details

Sunday, February 11
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$15 for butterfly release, $22 with photograph
– while supplies last –

Need more information? Contact Sara at (808) 239-8811 or email her at sara.quitt@nsmg.com.

Print Event Flyer (PDF)

 

 


Byodo-In Stamp Dedication Event

The Postal Service will hold a dedication event at Byodo-In Temple to commemorate the issuance of the Byodo-In Temple Priority Mail stamp.

The stamp will be issued on January 21 and available nationwide on January 22. A colorful illustration of the temple at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park commemorates the Byodo-In Temple’s 50th anniversary.

Stamp Dedication Event Details

Byodo-In Temple
January 23, 2018
2 -3 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Those in attendance will be able to purchase Byodo-In Priority stamps and have them hand canceled for free with a special pictorial postmark.

Print the flyer (PDF)


Yoga & Meditation

Yoga & Meditation at Byodo-In Temple

Come out to the Byodo-In Temple for a time to relax and reflect through yoga and meditation with Su Choy.

Bring your mat and $5 admission fee, plus a class donation.

Tuesday, January 16
Noon – 2 p.m.

Contact Sara Quitt for more information at sara.quitt@nsmg.com.

Print the flyer (PDF)


Preplanning Seminar

We, at Valley of the Temples offer free informational seminars as a service to our community. We do these seminars in a restaurant environment with a complimentary meal provided. This is also a great time for fellowship with your neighbors.

There will be NO selling at these seminars – only shared information.

Reserve Your Seat – Seminar RSVP

Topics of Discussion are:
• The hundred or more questions/decisions faced when death occurs.
• The 72 decisions that MUST be made when a death occurs
• Benefits of Pre-Planning
• Veterans’ benefits – what the Government does and does not provide
• Social Security Benefits
• What to do should death occur when you are traveling
• Why you don’t want your children or heirs to make arrangements
• Why insurance should not be used for purchasing burial needs
• How to transfer your loved one out of state
• How to transfer out of state burial property to Texas
• Advanced funeral planning – Burial and cremation options


Preplanning Seminar

We, at Valley of the Temples offer free informational seminars as a service to our community. We do these seminars in a restaurant environment with a complimentary meal provided. This is also a great time for fellowship with your neighbors.

There will be NO selling at these seminars – only shared information.

Reserve Your Seat – Seminar RSVP

Topics of Discussion are:
• The hundred or more questions/decisions faced when death occurs.
• The 72 decisions that MUST be made when a death occurs
• Benefits of Pre-Planning
• Veterans’ benefits – what the Government does and does not provide
• Social Security Benefits
• What to do should death occur when you are traveling
• Why you don’t want your children or heirs to make arrangements
• Why insurance should not be used for purchasing burial needs
• How to transfer your loved one out of state
• How to transfer out of state burial property to Texas
• Advanced funeral planning – Burial and cremation options


Mindfulness | Buddhist Meditation by Rev. Clyde Whitworth

Rev. Clyde Whitworth Discusses the Buddhist Practice of Mindfulness.

Schedule
Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 PM


All Souls’ Day

Honor Your Loved Ones on All Souls’ Day

All Souls’ Day is a day when we pray for our loved ones who have died. Primarily a Catholic tradition, All Souls’ Day is now commonly recognized by the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Anglican church and a few other Protestant denominations. Catholics not only pray for all souls, but in particular the souls of those who are caught in purgatory undergoing a process of purification before entering heaven.

Come out to Valley of the Temples Memorial Park to commemorate this day by placing the names of your loved ones on our prayer board. Complimentary refreshments will be served and drawings and giveaways will be held throughout the day.

Call us for more information: 808-800-2662 or see the All Souls’ Day flyer.

 


Tea Ceremony & Ikebana By Mokichi Okada Association (MOA)

Approximately 50 years ago, Mr. Mokichi Okada proposed the Zuisenkyo (Land of Auspicious Springs) concept. This concept was of fostering psychological and physical health in people. Increasing the number of such healthy people would eventually lead to the ideal household and community.

MOA will present Bontemae Tea ceremony and flower arrangement to show the harmony within the pace of contemporary life. If you choose, you can experience the Jorei (cleansing body and mind) therapy by MOA licensed practitioners.


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