HI Mu Ryang Sa 1

The temple’s name, Mu-Ryang-Sa, means “Broken Ridge Temple.” You may have noticed on your drive up that the top ridge of the temple is broken. What appears as a flaw of the temple has both a story and a significant Buddhist teaching. The construction of the first temple building began in 1980, but during the temple’s construction, it was discovered that the roof of the main hall exceeded City and County height limitations. As a result, the roof was lowered to its present height. In Buddha’s teachings, he speaks of shattering our inner ridge-poles of ignorance, greed, and craving in our “house of illusion.” The shattering of ignorance by wisdom results in the demolition of illusion and the attainment of liberation–or nirvana. As with the enlightenment of the Buddha, may the shattering of our own inner-roofs remind us of the structures of ignorance that can be let go to reach the true heights of our inner liberation.

Due to COVID, in-person meditations have been temporarily suspended. However you may participate, via Zoom for live guided meditations followed by a Dharma Talk in English by Dr. Gregory Pai. Please contact Dr. Pai for the link to next Saturday’s session at 4:00 PM Hawaii time. His email is gregorypai108@gmail.com

12 thoughts on “Welcome

    • Hi Nick,
      Sorry for the delay in responding. There is a free meditation class open to the public every Saturdays at 4 and runs to about 6:30. You are welcome to come.
      Thank you,

  1. Hello! I was wondering if you had a phone number you can be reached at or perhaps an email I can ask more questions through. The old number doesn’t seem to work.

  2. Aloha!
    Is it still closed in person meditation on Saturdays?
    Do you have art classes for adults? Is it open now?
    What kind paint they use?
    Thank you


    • Aloha Iryna. Yes, personal meditation is still closed on Saturdays. If you would like to join an online class please let us know. the art classes have also been cancelled for now.

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