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On the island of Maui, Obon festivities began the first weekend of June with a service and dance at the Lahaina Shingon Mission. These activities will be held at a Buddhist temple weekly, and it will continue until the last weekend of August.
Isn’t it funny that we may not see our friends for a whole year, but during the Obon season, we see them weekly at the various temples participating in the Obon services and dances. All of them enjoy dancing at the festival.
Before the dance begins, many people participate in the Obon services. These services are for all of us to pay our respects to our loved one’s Hatsu-bon service. It also provides us with the opportunity to listen to the teachings of the Buddha Dharma.
THE ANNUAL “HATSU BON” AND OBON SERVICES will be conducted for 13 members of the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission who passed away in the past year. The “Hatsu Bon” service will be held on Friday, August 2, and Saturday, August 3, beginning at 6:45 p.m.