Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami speaks to representatives of the Kauai Buddhist Council on how meditation helps him in his job Wednesday during a proclamation announcing the Buddha Day service celebrating the birth of the Buddha. Shown are the Rev. Mieko Majima, the Rev. Tomo Hojo, the Rev. Art Kaufmann, Roberta Yanagawa, Elaine Saiki, Gail Shibuya, Lama Tashi Dundrup of the Kauai Dharma Center, the Rev. Kohtoku Hirao, and the Rev. Kosen Ishikawa.
LIHUE Siddartha Gautama was born in the eighth day of the fourth month in the 5th, or 6th Century BCE in Lumbini Garden in an area of Nepal.