Add a bit of spirituality to your Hawaiian journey with a three-hour orientation course at Honolulu Diamond Sangha, a Zen Buddhist community set on 13 acres at the back of Palolo Valley. This introduction teaches proper sitting postures and walks you through the purpose of chants and bells. A perk for newcomers: Return for affordable extended retreats and more concentrated study.

2747 Waiomao Road
808-735-1347
www.diamondsangha.org