Backpack Drive for our Keiki (children) until Sunday, July 24, 2022

The Hawaii Police Department is doing a backpack drive for our island keiki (children) in need.  We have decided to answer the call for help and will be collecting backpacks at Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple until Sunday, July 24, 2022.  They are looking for new and unused backpacks to distribute.  We will collect the backpacks

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Jodo Shinshu and The Making of American Buddhism – June 26 and June 27, 2022 – 3 Sessions Available

The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Buddhist Study Center Summer Session Satellite Lecture presents Jodo Shinshu the Making of American Buddhism.  Lecture will be available in-person or online with Dr. Scott Mitchell, Dean of the Institute of Buddhist Studies. BSC Summer session June 2022 Guest Speaker:  Dr. Scott Mitchell, Dean of the Institute of Buddhist

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Annual Puna District Interfaith Memorial Day Observance – Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. on the front lawn of Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

The public is invited to please join us on the front lawn of Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (16-492 Old Volcano Road, Keaau) for our 75th Anniversary of our war memorial monument.  After two year of virtual observance we will meet in-person on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the front of the monument

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Big Island Buddhist Federation (BIBF) Hanamatsuri Buddha Day – Sunday, April 3, 2022 – Online YouTube Service and Offering of Incense and Pouring of Sweet Tea at Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo

BIG ISLAND BUDDHIST FEDERATION (BIBF) HANAMATSURI BUDDHA DAY SERVICE – SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2022 In 2022 the Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple will be the host temple for the Big Island Buddhist Federation (BIBF) events.  The first event we are planning is the Hanamatsuri Buddha Day.  This is the occasion to commemorate the birth of Sakyamuni

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In-Person and Online Zoom Spring Ohigan Service – Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

Join us on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. for our in-person and online Zoom Spring Ohigan Service.  This is one of the six major services that we observe each year.  Rev. Satoshi Ka’imipono Tomioka will share the Dharma Message “Tranquility”.  If you would like to receive the Zoom link, please email us at

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