Wood Valley Temple
Wood Valley Temple information
Just outside Pahala, this century-old, colorful Tibetan Buddhist temple is wonderfully juxtaposed against a lush 25-acre retreat center where peacocks roam free. The temple's official name, which translates to 'Immutable Island of Melodious Sound,' perfectly captures the valley's wind and birdsong.
Visitors are welcome to join daily chanting and meditation sessions (8am and 6pm), or to just visit the temple and gift shop. A meditative guesthouse lets you stay for a few nights.
Turn off Hwy 11 onto Kamani St, then right into Pikake St, which becomes Wood Valley Rd; the retreat is about 5 miles inland. It's a meandering drive up valley with farms, forest and one-lane bridges crossing babbling creeks.