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Creating a place of peace on the Garden Island of Kauai

This website documents the creation of the Moloa'a temple and stupa begun in 2004.


The Dharma Sanctuary is a 501c3 non-profit religious foundation formed in 2004 to care for the temple grounds in perpetuity.


The Foundation

The name Dharma Sanctuary conveys the meaning of a spiritual place of refuge in the Buddhist tradition. 


It is appropo for the Moloaa temple since the focus is providing a place of retreat, somewhere you can go and relax and get inspired, whether meditating, spinning prayer wheels, walking round the stupa or just drinking in the lush tropical landscape.


‘The Dharma Sanctuary’ is the legal name of the 501c3 non-profit foundation that holds the temple land. The County of Kauai has recognized this entity and has waived property tax due to the organization’s non-profit status. The foundation is run by a board of directors committed to keeping the organization alive, the temple maintained and open year round. The hope is that this commitment will carry forward to future generations.


If you wish to support the effort in keeping the temple open to the public and well maintained into the future, donations are heartily welcomed. Keeping the landscaping in good shape is quite the undertaking. All donations are tax deductible.


Donations can be left in the red box in the pavilion or sent to:


The Dharma Sanctuary

PO Box 74

Kilauea, Hi 96754

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