Founded in 1963, Valley of the Temples Memorial Park has served the community by providing a place of peace and serenity for loved ones.

Understanding the Benefits of Funeral Pre-Planning

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If you are putting your estate in order, you may have heard about funeral pre-planning. As more people are becoming aware of the benefits associated with making advanced funeral and cemetery arrangements, the practice is becoming increasingly commonplace. Continue reading to learn about these benefits.

Your Peace of Mind Pre-planning your funeral gives you the opportunity to know that you will be laid to rest in full accordance with your preferences following your passing. It can also provide you with financial peace of mind and the peace that comes with knowing your loved ones will not suffer additional stress as they cope with their loss.

Your Loved Ones’ Responsibilities Planning a funeral involves several important decisions. Unless you have made your preferences concerning these decisions clear, your family may agonize over the options they have, trying to choose what they believe you would have wanted but having no way of knowing for sure. When you pre-plan your funeral, you can ensure that your loved ones avoid the stress related to such decisions altogether.

Your Pocketbook Funerals can be expensive. When you choose to pre-plan with a funeral service provider, you may also have the chance to pre-pay for your funeral. Doing so can enable you to pay today’s prices, avoiding the difficulty of paying higher prices in the future.

Professional Expertise If you work with a professional when making your advanced funeral arrangements, you will have a great resource at your fingertips. You can ask your funeral service provider any questions you may have and get answers that will lend further clarity to your funeral pre-planning decisions.

At Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, we offer an array of funeral options in an idyllic cemetery setting. We also offer flexible payment plans and a courteous staff who can help you as you make advanced cemetery arrangements. Visit our website or call (808) 239-8811 to find out more.

A Guide to the Upcoming Events at the Byodo-In Temple

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The Byodoin Temple in Kyoto, Japan, has a rich cultural and religious history that spans the length of a millennium. The architectural splendor of the temple and its surroundings inspired the construction of a replica on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, completed in 1968. The Hawaiian replica sits on the grounds of Valley of the Temples Memorial Park and has become a noteworthy site in its own right. Many public events are held at the Oahu Byodo-In Temple, and upcoming events include:

Buddhist Prayer Services Buddhist prayer is characterized by well-meaning mantras, which can be recited multiple times in the hope that someone, something, or the world will benefit. At Byodo-In, Bishop Hosen Fukuhara leads a Buddhist prayer service almost every morning at 8:45.

Book Signings with General Jerome Hagen In addition to being a Legion of Merit recipient and former Director of Public Affairs for the Marine Corps, Brigadier General Jerome T. Hagen is the author of the critically acclaimed historiography War in the Pacific. He is available to sign books and greet readers nearly every Wednesday at 11:00 AM.

Green Synergy Workshops Discover the artistic world of green synergy during the course of a four-to-six hour workshop, led by Justin Bell, Tiare Piris, or both. Upcoming workshop dates include February 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th. The duo will be back again in the summer to lead more workshops, starting on Sunday, June 24th.

Okada Therapy Sessions Mokichi Okada, a famous Japanese healer, developed organic and highly effective methods of curing an array of human illnesses without pain and without medication. Once a month, you can learn about Okada Therapy at the Byodo-In Temple. The next event will be held on Saturday, March 9th at noon.

In addition to the events described above, Oahu’s Byodo-In Temple is the site of regular lei and jewelry making workshops, tea ceremonies, and art demonstrations. To learn more about a specific event or to enquire about the cemetery arrangements provided by the compassionate and culturally diverse staff at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, call (808) 239-8811.

Learn What To Expect From The Funeral Process With These Resources

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You can find more information about cremation, memorialization, and the famous Byodo-In Temple and its many applications by visiting the links below.

Contact Valley of the Temples Memorial Park today by calling (808) 239-8811.

The Byodo-In Temple at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

There are, in this world, such magnificent locations that words can not describe. Even photographs can fall short of doing justice to the sheer magnificence of some places. The Byodo-In Temple at Valley of the Temples in Oahu is one of those locations.

Watch this video to get an idea of the peace, tranquility, and pure beauty of this scaled replica of the Byodoin Temple in Japan. You’ll even learn a few fun facts—for example, the entire temple was built without the use of nails. Watch the clip to learn more.

To find out more, or to arrange to experience the Byodo-In Temple for yourself, contact Valley of the Temples Memorial Park in Oahu. Visit our website or give us a call at (808) 239-8811 to learn more about the temple, as well as for information about our funeral arrangement services.

Reasons Why You Should Consider Having Your Wedding at the Byodo-In Temple

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As a small but scaled replica of the Byodoin Temple of Japan, the Byodo-In Temple in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park is breathtaking. When you add in the exotic, tropical, and diverse seven-acre landscape tucked under the picturesque Ko'olau Mountains of Hawaii, it’s difficult to imagine a more appropriate or romantic location for the exchange of your wedding vows. Here are a few reasons why you may want to contact our event coordinator for your wedding:

Experience an opulent wedding at an affordable rate.

Our wedding rates for the Byodo-In Temple are far more reasonable and affordable than what you would expect from a facility of this beauty and significance. Wedding fees cover up to two hours for your ceremony and photography session. Do note, however, that you should bring your own photographer, as we do not keep one on staff.

Begin your marriage in an environment of peace and tranquility.

Wedding planning can be stressful as everyone rushes around trying to ensure the perfection of each detail. At Byodo-In Temple, nature provides the ideal backdrop while the temple itself is beautiful enough for a wedding with minimal decoration. This environment and reduction of stressful planning allows you to enter your marriage relaxed and focused on your life together.

Capture the essence of a tropical paradise.

Byodo-In Temple’s location in Oahu provides the exotic wonder that only a tropical location can offer. With beautiful peacocks, lush plant life, reflecting ponds, and waterfalls, your wedding can be everything you could have ever dreamed it to be and more. That’s not something that you’ll find at your everyday wedding venue in the city!

For more information about weddings or other events at Byodo-In Temple, contact Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Remember that we also provide peaceful cemetery arrangements for your loved ones who have passed on. Our park truly is an ideal place to celebrate and commemorate all of life’s most important experiences. Call (808) 239-8811 or visit our website for more information.

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