A Bodhi Day service will be combined with a family fun day Dec. 14 at Moiliili Hongwanji Mission, 902 University Ave. The 9 a.m. service will be followed with a hands-on craft project to make candles or Bodhi leaf cards. There will be a bouncy castle for children. The American Diabetes Association will present a health fair after 10:15 a.m.
Buddhists around the world mark Dec. 8 as the date Shakyamuni Buddha achieved enlightenment. According to legend, the young Indian nobleman who founded the Buddhist philosophy was seated beneath a bo or bodhi tree when meditation led him to the state of perfect mental clarity.