Kobo Daishi entered into Eternal Meditation on
May 21st, 835, on Koyasan. On 21st day of each month, many Kobo Daishi
believers hold a service not only in Shingon Temples but other temples
and shrines dedicated to Kobo Daishi. This is a manifestation of Kobo Daishi
belief amongst those who have been touched by Kobo Daishi's blessed light
of compassion. They do not simply visit the temple but pray to Kobo Daishi.
Lahaina Shingon Mission traditionally hold the Odaishi-Ko service on the
night before the 21st each month. And we take refreshments with all worshippers
Goma Fire Ritua
10:00am, 28th on every month
The Goma fire ritual is a service to pray for your
good health, happiness and peace for all of you.
This is a custom inherited from INDIA where the
term for it is Homa, which has been transliterated as Goma. In INDIA from
ancient times, a variety of offerings have been burned in a hearth and
dedicated as flames to the gods in heaven. The gods respond by listening
to the people's petitions. This is the origins of this ritual.
This was adopted bu Esoteric Buddhism as a ritual not only for making secular requests, but also for burning the 108 passions and for seeking true wisdom. In Esoteric Buddhism, fire is the light of wisdom, and flames have the power to burn the evils and ills of the world.
9:00am, 1st Sunday on every
This is a session to learn about Shingon Buddhism and practice on Shingon