Wood Valley Temple is not a beach resort complete with white sand, snack bars, and crowded restaurants. However, if you are craving a peaceful and meditative setting with comfortable rooms (no TV), a spacious guest house with a large fully stocked communal kitchen and screened in dining room, Wood Valley might just be what you are looking for. There are hiking trails close by, and special beaches if you are adventurous and don't mind a half hour-40 minute drive. The Wood Temple itself, has interesting guests who are also seeking a quiet and meditative experience. Located on spacious grounds and graced by a few beautiful peacocks roaming the area, the temple is available to visit with daily meditation led by the lama if you desire. The Volcano National Park is located just 22 miles away with good restarants if you desire. Weather can be overcast and showery. Not too hot or cool with breezy conditions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Ka'u District, the spiritual heart of Hawai'i on the Big Island, Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling (Small Immutable Island of Melodious Sound) is known locally as Wood Valley Temple. It's Retreat Center and Guest House is a wonderful, peaceful place to stay for contemplation, meditation and self discovery; and is a warm home base to explore the island. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has stayed and taught here twice; as have over fifty distinguished lamas of all the major Tibetan Buddhist lineages. Framed by a pristine rainforest and beautiful landscaped grounds, the Retreat Center and Guest House is a quiet sanctuary for rest and reflection. It accommodates up fifteen (15) guests or small groups comfortably in private and shared rooms. There is a large room for group events, plus a screened kitchen, dining room and veranda gives views of the garden and koi fish pond. Programs that have taken place here include Vipassana, massage, permaculture, yoga and meditation. The main temple was built in 1902 by Japanese immigrants who worked in the local sugar plantation. Numberless people from all over the world have visited here. Nechung in Wood Valley truly offers a memorable and unique experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wood Valley Temple Retreat & Guest House Hawaii/Pahala