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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Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii 130th Anniversary – Sunday, October 13, 2019

In commemoration of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii 130th Anniversary we will hold a Hawaii Island District Joint Community Memorial Service.  Service will be held at the Sangha Hall (398 Kilauea Ave, Hilo) starting at 10:00 a.m on Sunday, September 13, 2019.  Service will be officiated by Bishop Eric Matsumoto, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. 

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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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“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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Dharma School Starts Up – Sign-Up Sunday, August 4, 2019

It’s back to school for many of the children.  It’s also back to school for the Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.  Come sign up your child(ren)/grandchild(ren) for the 2019-2020 Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Tempe Dharma School.  Children will learn the teachings of Buddhism and the practice of Dharma in their daily lives.  Sign-up starts on Sunday, August

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