“Moment of Peace” Photo Contest – Please VOTE from now to Sept 18, 2019 at 9:00 p.m.

  Please visit our Puna Hongwanji Mission Facebook page and vote for your favorite photo or photos.  Select our photo album “Moment of Peace Photo Contest 2019” to review all 56 photos submitted by various people on what they considered a “moment of peace”.  Voting runs from Thursday, September 12, 2019 and ends on Wednesday,

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Bon Dance at Pahoa YBA Hall – August 24, 2019

Join us at the Pahoa YBA Hall for Bon Dance on Saturday, August 24, 2019.  Service will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Officiating the service will be Rev. Satoshi “Ka’imipono” Tomioka of Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.  The Dharma Message will be delivered by Rev. Daido Baba of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin.  Rev. Baba’s message will be

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Pahoa Sr. YBA Obon (Gathering of Joy) Service and Bon Dance – Saturday, August 24, 2019

On Saturday, August 24, 2019 the Pahoa Sr. YBA will be sponsoring the Bon Dance at the Pahoa YBA Hall in Pahoa town.  The service will start at 6:30 p.m.  Guest speaker for the service will be Rev. Daido Baba of Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin.  After the Dharma Message from Rev. Baba the dance will

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Buddhism Class: “Buddhism in my daily life” ~ Saturday, August 10, 2019

Please join us on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.  Rev. Alan Urasaki will lead the Buddhism class:  “Buddhism in my daily life”.  Rev. Urasaki was born and raised in Hilo.  After earning his degree at the University of Hawaii Manoa he pursued ministry and went

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Shin Buddhism 101 – Saturday, July 20, 2019

Shin Buddhism 101 session taught by Rev. Satoshi Tomioka on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Participants will learn the fundamental teachings of Shin Buddhism – What/who is Namo Amida Butsu, meaning and history of Hongwanji, history, rituals, and etiquettes. Open to the public. No registration required. No class fee, donations

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