New Thought Center of Hawai`i
A Sanctuary of Aloha for the nourishment, development, and evolution of each individual's unique spiritual path.
FREE child care during Sunday Services.
We are located at
81-6587 Mamalahoa Hwy, C302
Pualani Terrace, Building C302 in Kealakekua,
email to: email@example.com
From Kailua Kona drive south on the highway to Kealakekua. On your left you will see all the banks then look right for Antiques and Ice Cream (large red building on makai/ocean side of the highway). The entrance is right next door. From south we are on the left, just a few tenths of a mile past Konawaena School Road traffic light.
for mail: P.O. Box 333, Kealakekua, HI 96750
Our facilities are handicap friendly with lots of paved parking area.
Childcare is provided at Sunday morning services.
Please use the Donations link (through Paypal) to the right for donations, deposits or registrations. Be sure to include a note stating for what your gift of money is being given.
For Weekly and Monthly Groups
and special workshops and offerings
Visit our EVENTS page for more details. And our Schedule page for future speakers.
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When negative thoughts arise it is best to address them rather than pushing them down where they will surface again.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
There is a crack....
My friend Jikan Leonard Cohen has a famous line that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately.
It goes: “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
2016 has been a very difficult year for many, and things can get even more difficult around the end of the year. Perhaps we can feel a sense of darkness around us.
Jikan chose darkness as the final motif of his music. In a song he wrote just months before the election, and his own death, he sung of a final candle being snuffed out. Yet, there is never a lack of hope.
So, how do we turn around darkness, hate, and loss, even in our last breath?
The teachings of our Grandfather of Buddhism, Shakyamuni Buddha, reminds us of impermanence, and the causes of our sufferings thru attachments.
It’s hard to think of darkness here — in this most beautiful environment. But there is still work we can do: manifesting moment to moment a deeper relationship with our True Self.
Jiun Hosen, OsHosen_Rangerho, was appointed Abbess of Bodhi Manda in 1989 and then again on April 10th, 2015. Having begun her training with Joshu Sasaki Roshi in 1979, she has been residing at The Bodhi since 1980. Ordained as a Zen nun at Bodhi Manda Zen Center on April 30, 1983, she received the “Suijishiki” ceremony at the Rinzai-ji Zen Center in Los Angeles, California on July 21, 1988 that recognized her as an Osho (Zen priest).