MuRyangSaTemple | Broken Ridge Korean Temple in Hawaii

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. 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 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. Hello, do you have any weekday meditation classes? Sorry, no. Only Saturdays at 4.

MU-RYANG-SA BUDDHIST TEMPLE - 583 Photos & 55 Reviews ...

55 reviews of Mu-Ryang-Sa Buddhist Temple "Along with Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe), this is my favorite place to take visitors when they come stay with me. Today is a holiday! Business hours may be different today. “The Mu Ryang Sa Korean Buddhist temple is definitely hidden within the tranquility of the Palolo Valley.” in 13 reviews “When you get here there is suggested $3 donation for adults and they have donation boxes around the premises.” in 13 reviews “This place is one of Hawaii's hidden gems and is not as touristy as other popular temples.” in 13 reviews 9-5p daily. Parking lot inside or you can park on street too. Your trust is our top concern, so businesses can't pay to alter or remove their reviews. Learn more. Start your review of Mu-Ryang-Sa Buddhist Temple. Wow, just wow. Hidden gem. Beautiful and peaceful. Spent a good amount of time here praying, and cleansing. Felt cleansed and good spiritually afterwards. I'm buddhist, and I feel like Korean temples are becoming more and more scarce these days. You should never have to pay your way to enter a temple. Make donations yes, but a admissions fee? no. I didnt care too much for Byodo-in temple that everyone visits while in Hawaii. Felt over-rated. Visit both and you'll see what I mean. The architecture is beautiful and elegant here at mu ryang sa. Well built and the adjhussi takes care of temple, and maintains it. Highly recommend visiting, just please remember to be respectful See all photos from Cindy C. for Mu-Ryang-Sa Buddhist Temple About a year ago, I injured myself and was in crutches but still made it a point to visit this temple.  Since my mobility was so limited, I didn't get to experience the temple grounds the same way my pre-injured self would have.  I told myself that I would return when I could fully walk again, and that is exactly what I did today.

Find Quietude at Honolulu's Mu-Ryang-Sa Korean Buddhist Temple ... korean-buddhist-temple/

Jun 14, 2018 ... Finally, we enter the large, five-story structure that gave the compound its name, Mu-Ryang-Sa (“Broken Ridge Temple”). The name is not a ... COVID-19 Updates: View the current state guidelines for travel to Hawai‘i. Find Quietude at Honolulu’s Mu-Ryang-Sa Korean Buddhist Temple Tucked away in a Honolulu residential valley, the Mu-Ryang-Sa Korean Buddhist Temple is an oasis of quietude with a serene purpose. Cool trade winds drift in from the peaks of the Koolau mountains, rustling ridgeline trees in the rear of Palolo Valley. Roosters call and answer each other across the neighborhood. I can hear the faint whisper of rains, deep within Palolo, falling into its thick watershed forests. It’s a tranquil quiet. The kind of nature-crafted quiet ideal for contemplation, reflection or relaxing in one’s thoughts. Precisely the kind of serenity that attracted the largest Zen Buddhist order in Korea to a deep corner of this large residential valley just outside Honolulu to construct a temple specifically for chant and meditation. On a stroll with me through the picturesque grounds of Mu-Ryang-Sa temple, Abbot Dohyun Gwon, explains the meaning of every structure, statue and feature. A towering concrete effigy of Maitreya, “the future Buddha.” An ornate dormitory, home to the temple’s eight resident monks. A pond stocked with bobbing turtles, guarded by a large turtle sculpture. A garden filled with hundreds of miniature stone bodhisattvas, each representing living and deceased temple members. A rooftop garden of ceramic containers filled with sun-fermented miso, a soybean paste used for cooking and sauces. Finally, we enter the large, five-story structure that gave the compound its name, Mu-Ryang-Sa (“Broken Ridge Temple”). The name is not a reference to the steep, craggy ridges surrounding the temple, but a 13-year legal battle with its Palolo neighbors who objected to the temple’s original height. The temple roof was ultimately lowered nearly seven feet to comply with building codes. It was finally completed in 2005, nearly two decades after construction began.