Announcements and Temple News

  • (8/22/22) The next Plant and Flower Sale at Taiheiji has been set for Friday, November 4: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 5: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will help fund the construction of the New Soto Mission of Aiea Activity Center. We are seeking donations of plants and flowers! Please contact Rev. Shuji to get involved!!!
  • (7/29/22) There will be no Zazen sessions on August 2 and August 9. The weekly session will resume on Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 a.m. Check out the Zazen Schedule here or on the Zen Meditation page.
  • (7/29/22) The Soto Mission of Aiea Bon Dance will be held on Friday, August 12, and Saturday, August 13. Parking is available at the Aiea United Methodist Church and Alvah Scott Elementary School. Please come out and support!
  • (5/26/22) On Sunday, June 5, Taiheiji will observe its Jizo-ko and Kannonko Services at 9:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend!
  • (4/24/22) NEW! Dollar a Day Donation Drive! Donate a dollar a day to Taiheiji ($30/month) to make a difference!!! Click here for details.
  • (4/24/22) Following the expiration of the statewide mask mandate on March 25, 2022, the Soto Mission of Aiea Board of Directors voted on April 24, 2022, to lift its requirement of wearing masks at Taiheiji.  However, the board continues to strongly recommend social distancing and wearing masks while at Taiheiji.  The groups that use Taiheiji for their activities, like Taiko, Kendo, Karate, and Yoga, may set their own requirements on mask wearing.
  • (4/24/22) The 2022 Taiheiji Bon Dance will be held on August 12 and 13!
  • (4/24/22) In-person Bon Services will be held at Taiheiji in June 2022.
  • (4/4/22) Zazen to begin on May 3, 2022. Weekly, on Tuesday mornings, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. in Social Hall on ground floor. No experience necessary!
  • (1/28/22) Receipt documents for Legacy-Endowment Bond holders to be sent out in February 2022.
  • (1/28/22) Available bonds now $30,000! Hurry to pick up the last of the Legacy-Endowment Bond!
  • (1/4/22) Dogen Zenji’s Birthday Service, Kannonko, and Ofuda-yaki on Sunday, January 9 at 9:00 a.m. is currently open to the public.
  • (1/3/22) Available bonds now $49,000! Hurry to pick up the last of the Legacy-Endowment Bond!
  • (1/1/22) Happy New Year! It’s the Year of the Tiger!
  • (12/10/21) Bodhi Day Service and Kannonko on Sunday, December 12, 2021 is open to the public.
  • (12/10/21) Available bonds steadily being sold! $103,000 still available!
  • (11/23/21) Available bonds steadily being sold! $123,000 still available!
  • (11/19/21) Yoga Classes to begin at Taiheiji in December! Contact Rev. Shuji for more info!
  • (11/10/21) Zippy’s Fundraiser Tickets have been mailed out to all members and supporters who participated in the presale. 2,067 tickets were sold! Mahalo!!!
  • (11/10/21) Legacy-Endowment Bond: $144,000 remain available for purchase. Get your bond today!
  • (10/12/21) $1,000,000 in pledges have been collected for the Legacy-Endowment Bond! Mahalo! $163,000 in purchased bonds have been generously donated back to the temple, and are available for purchase.
  • (10/10/21) Darumaki Service and October Kannonko Service are cancelled due to continued high COVID-19 daily reports.
  • (8/24/21) $155,000 in Legacy-Endowment Bond shares recently donated back to Taiheiji, increasing available bonds for sale to $175,000.
  • (8/24/21) Fall Higan, Ryosoki, and Kannonko Services Cancelled Due to high COVID-19 daily reports.
  • (8/24/21) Darumaki and Kannonko Services are tentatively scheduled for Sunday, October 10 at 9:00 a.m.
  • (8/24/21) Cemetery Plots now available for sale to Taiheiji Members. Please contact Rev. Shuji for more information.
  • (8/20/21) Legacy-Endowment Bond Pledge Forms now available online.