The Garden Island's
Kauai Buddhist Council
The Kauai Buddhist Council is comprised of the six local Buddhist sects. Our mission is to promote peace and compassion on the island.
Kauai Bon Dances,
Our Largest Event
Hundreds of local residents and tourists participate in our island's annual summer event. "Let's Bon Dance!"
Peace Comes
From Actions
We sponsor several events throughout the year that promotes peace and enlightenment through Buddhism.
Council Temples/Churches

Visit or learn about our island's
Buddhist temples/churches

Upcoming Event Information

Upcoming Events

2024 Bon Dance Schedule

June 7-8 Waimea Higashi Hongwanji Mission
June 14-15 No Bon Dance
June 21-22 Kauai Soto Zenshuji
June 28-29 No Bon Dance
July 5-6 No Bon Dance (Fourth of July Weekend)
July 12-13 West Kauai Hongwanji Mission
July 19-20 Lihue Hongwanji Mission
July 26-27 Kapaa Hongwanji Mission
August 2-3 Waimea Shingon Mission

Bon Dance Practices

We started beginner’s Bon dance practice on Feb. 25.
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: West Kauai Hongwanji Mission Hanapepe Temple Social Hall

We have well over 35 people (usually it is less than 12). We are proceeding as scheduled and will be inviting everyone back to learn the new dance Pokemon Ondo and Heisei Ondo probably the last week of April or first week of May.

Lihue Hongwanji- Thursday 7- 8:30 p.m.
West Kauai Hanapepe Beginners only
Kapaa Hongwanji-Lawn Mondays 6-7 p.m.

Bon Dance Songs & Order

1. Tanko Bushi
2. Beautiful Sunday
3. Nippon Daiko
4. Zunpa Odori
5. Pokémon Ondo
6. Shiawase Samba
7. Bamba Odori
8. Dai Tokyo Ondo
9. Kokoro Taihei
10. Asatoya Yunta
11. Fukushima Bon Odori
12. Ashibina
13. Sakura Ondo
14. Nippon Zenkoku Ohayashi Ondo
15. Gokigen Song
16. Oshima Ondo
17. Kawachi Otoko Bushi
18. Hana No Tebyoshi Odori
19. Heisei Ondo