Please join us in our Peace Day 2020 Photo Contest. The contest theme is “Moment of Peace”. Please look through you camera roll on your phone and consider sending in photos in which you feel depicts a “moment in peace” to you. The photos need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via Puna Hongwanji’s
Join us on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (HST) as we premiere our close out video of Genki Ondo. To close out our Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Bon Dance Season 2020 we are creating this special video. Videos were received from different people and it is being edited into one video. The premiere
To close out the 2020 Bon Dance season we would like to challenge all of you to submit a video of you dancing to Genki Ondo. Whether it’s you dancing or just doing the hand movements submit a video as we would like to compile a video showing everyone from all parts of the world
Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple presents Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Please join us in celebration of the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program will include Martin Luther King Jr words of wisdom with Michael Donenfeld and the Mindfulness Meditation group.
There will be no temple service on Sunday, December 22, 2019. Instead please come to help with the temple clean up. The more hands working together will make the work easier and fun. There is a job for everyone. We clean the yard, prune the trees, clean the inside of the temple, clean the outside
On Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. please join us as we host a Winter Festival on our temple grounds at Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. We will have craft vendors, food booths, door prizes, entertainment, children activities, and temple tours. This event is being held in conjunction with the annual Keaau
Open to the public. Buddhism Book Club is reviewing the Tannisho. The Tannisho is considered to be one of the most influential books about Shin Buddhism. During the session we will review Chapter 8. What is a practice in Shin Buddhism? No registration required. Free. Donation is appreciated. Any questions, please contact 808-966-9981 or email
Open to the public. All are welcomed. Free entry. Prize giveaways. Join us on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Event will be at the Sangha Hall located at 398 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii. Presentation includes: 10:00 a.m. – Japanese immigrants and their descendants in Hawaii.
Suicide Prevention Training Webinars broadcast at Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (10/18/19 and 10/19/19)
Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple will be one of five locations that will have a Live Webinar on Suicide Prevention. This training focuses on helping communities and faith leaders develop skills and strategies for the prevention of suicide. Friday, October 18, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Soul Shop for Youth Leaders and Educators.
Reverend Soryu Kagahi arrived in Hawaii in March 1889 and conducted the first service. Therefore, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii celebrates its 130th year in Hawaii this year (2019). The 130th Anniversary Event is the time to celebrate our organization in Hawaii and to bring new awareness to people about the existence of Hongwanji and