Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration – January 19, 2020

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. 

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Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Winter Festival (Dec 14, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

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

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Buddhism Book Club – Tannisho Reading Chapter 7 – October 29, 2019

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

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Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii 130th Anniversary – Saturday, October 12, 2019

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. 

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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.

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Hongwanji 130 Years in Hawaii 1889-2019 (October 12 and October 13, 2019)

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

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Rummage Sale – Saturday, October 5, 2019 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

The Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Buddhist Women Association (BWA) will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Please note this is NOT a bazaar.  We will have limited items available, but please come out and support our temple activities. We will have the following items available: Rummage

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“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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