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Temple leaders promote a 'kamaaina' approach

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 10, 2014

~~<p>Every once in a while the demise of Buddhism in Hawaii and what to do about it comes up among religion scholars and temple leaders who look at dwindling attendance and aging membership.</p>
<p>A 2011 film, &quot;Aloha Buddha,&quot; by Lorraine Mina&shy;to&shy;ishi-Palumbo, a local historical architect, aptly documented the shuttering of temples established by Japa&shy;nese immigrants who came to work on island plantations in the late 1800s. Their crumbling facades were an indication of the fading interest in services characterized by sacred rituals that seem far removed from today's computerized world or youth in search of truth.</p>
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Every once in a while the demise of Buddhism in Hawaii and what to do about it comes up among religion scholars and temple leaders who look at dwindling attendance and aging membership.

A 2011 film, "Aloha Buddha," by Lorraine Mina­to­ishi-Palumbo, a local historical architect, aptly documented the shuttering of temples established by Japa­nese immigrants who came to work on island plantations in the late 1800s. Their crumbling facades were an indication of the fading interest in services characterized by sacred rituals that seem far removed from today's computerized world or youth in search of truth. Login for more...



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