Buddha’s Birthday Service (Hanamatsuri) April 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Please join us to celebrate Buddha’s Birthday (Hanamatsuri) on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.  Guest speaker will be Ms. Zoi Nakamura, Rev. Bruce Nakamura’s granddaughter. Shakyamuni Buddha was born approximately 2,500 years ago in the garden of Lumbini (India) to the Sakya King Suddhodhana and his queen,

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Puna Hongwanji is now “Blue Zones Project Approved™!”

Puna Hongwanji Mission has now officially completed its pledge to become Blue Zones Project Approved™. The Blue Zones Project fosters communities in which healthful food and other choices extend lives and improve quality of life. A certificate presented to the temple by the Blue Zones Project Big Island reads, “By implementing healthy, evidence-based options, this

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Puna Hongwanji plants a new Bodhi Tree

The sangha joined in a joyful, ceremonial planting of a new Bodhi tree on temple property behind the columbarium. One of our members helped get the tree started through a process called air layering and nurtured the young sapling for three years until it was ready to plant. We continue to enjoy a beautiful, large

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