The last time we were there, it was a gated property. Unless there is some ethical/spiritual reason otherwise, you could stand outside the gate and take photos. Can't remember the angle at the entrance but you should be able to see the hillside.
There is no view from the gate. You would be trespassing on private property if you wandered beyond the gate.
Visit when they are prepared to receive guests.
Aloha from Kaua'i!
Here is the webpage for Lawa'i International Center.....although you probably already have this information.
As you can see, there are specific days for visiting.....I'm afraid you are out of luck if you are not here on those days however.
Thanks for the clarification on what you can/cannot see - it's been a long time - and yes, you are trespassing if you enter other than when they are open. Apologies for suggesting you could see the hillside - wasn't sure but now we know.
Nope, it's gated property and I don't believe you can see anything from the gate. spud or barb, have you seen the completed Hall of Compassion ( I haven't except in photos)?
Not familiar with "Hall of Compassion". Please elaborate.
3c's, yes it is an amazing structure, 13th century Japanese architecture, all hand crafted, the design is perfect in its element.
We were at the dedication, which was a wonderful experience. The story behind 88 shrines is a wonderful story of love, faith and compassion by the people of Kauai and the people that love Kauai.
Here is a link to two slide shows. http://www.lawaicenter.org/pages/temple.html
So is the building on the grounds of the International Center?
The building is at the site of 88 shrines in the Lawai valley. Which is Maintained by Lawai International.