Posts tagged with: Shinnyo-en Hawaii

Lantern Floating Hawai‘i 2013

Last year, we attended Lantern Floating to honor the life of a dear friend we had lost the previous year. This year, we went to pay tribute to Shake’s mom, who we lost last fall. She never went to any of the Lantern Floating ceremonies, but she liked to watch... Read More

Lantern Floating Hawai‘i 2012

Each year, on Memorial Day, the Buddhist order of Shinnyo-en holds a Lantern Floating ceremony at Ala Moana Beach park. The Toro Nagashi, “lantern offerings on water,” ceremony is a Buddhist rite to pay respect to ancestors and offer comfort to spirits of the deceased. Candle-lit lanterns carry prayers for... Read More