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Mission Statement

To prepare students for college through academic excellence; to enrich their lives with Buddhist values; and to develop their courage to nurture peace.

The principles that guide us

At PBA, students and teachers practice six Paramitas, or Spiritual Perfections, which in Mahayana Buddhism are traditional practices of persons who seek enlightenment in order to end the suffering of others. 

Alumnus Derek Kawata rings the peace bell at Neal S. Blaisdell Park in Pearl City.
  • Dana, or generosity, selfless service to others
  • Shila, or virtue, moral conduct
  • Kshanti, or patience, perseverance
  • Virya, or effort, endeavor, strength
  • Dhyana, or contemplation
  • Prajna, or wisdom

Our practice of these Paramitas is an expression of gratitude for the help and guidance we constantly receive from a compassionate universe.  At PBA, the cultivation of peace in individuals, the community and the world is based on the practice of these six Buddhist precepts.