Maui Dharma Center

North Shore & Upcountry

Marked by its roadside stupa, this Tibetan Buddhist center offers daily, weekly and monthly prayer and meditation sessions, retreats and dharma talks. Or just take a quick stroll around the stupa’s prayer wheel. The stupa shrine was consecrated by the Dalai Lama in 2007.

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0.62 MILES

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2. HA Baldwin Beach Park

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4. Spreckelsville Beach

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5. Kanaha Beach Park

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6. Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center


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