Sunday, January 22, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon – Food Drive – The Food Basket – Hawai’i Island’s Food Bank –

Let’s help in the fight to stop hunger. Puna Hongwani is currently doing a food drive for the month of January 2023 for The Food Basket – Hawai’i Island’s Food Bank.  We are collecting non-perishable items and monetary donations.  Checks can be made payable to “The Food Basket”.  In the memo put Puna Hongwanji food

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Big Island Buddhist Federation Bodhi Day Service – in-person and online via Zoom – Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

Puna Hongwanji will be the host temple for the 2022 Big Island Buddhist Federation (BIBF) Bodhi Day Service on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.  Bodhi Day is a day commemorating Sakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment.  He attained enlightenment under the bodhi tree. Join us in-person (with a mask) or online via Zoom.  Service will begin

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Online Halloween Contest 2022 – Costume Contest and Fruit/Vegetable Carving Contest – Deadline, Monday, October 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (HST)

Online Halloween Contest 2022 This years online Halloween contest is being sponsored by the Puna Hongwanji Dharma School and Puna Hongwanji events committee.  Our contest is open to the public and everyone of all ages.  Deadline to submit is Monday, October 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (HST).  We reserve the rights to not utilize or

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Hawaii District Ministers Association 2022 Zoom Online Buddhist Seminar – Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Hawaii time)

On Saturday, December 10, 2022 the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Hawaii District Ministers Association (HDMA) will have a 2022 Zoom Online Buddhist Seminar.  The theme for the seminar will be “Never Alone:  Shin Buddhism and End-of-Life Care.”  The session will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Hawaii

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Sunday, September 18, 2022 – In-Person and Online via Zoom Autumn Special Service – “The path is here” – After service Cub Scout Pack 67 will be at the temple to sell their fundraising products

Please join us for our weekly Sunday Service.  Our services are available in-person (with a mask) and online via Zoom.  The service on Sunday, September 18, 2022 will begin at 9:00 a.m.  This will be our Autumn Special Service, Fall Ohigan.  Rev. Satoshi Ka’imipono Tomioka will share the Dharma Message “The path is here”. If

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Give Aloha at Foodland or Sack N Save Stores from September 1-30, 2022 – Puna Hongwanji Mission Code: 79088

This year, Puna Hongwanji Mission is excited to participate in Give Aloha, Foodland’s Annual Community Matching Gifts program!  This program runs during the month of September and it’s easy to participate!  Simply make a donation to our organization at Foodland this month, and Foodland will match a portion of your gift! Here’s how it works:

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Hawaii District Ministers Association 2022 Buddhist Education Nembutsu Seminar (October 1, 2022) and In-Person and Zoom District Sunday Service (October 2, 2022)

2022 BUDDHIST EDUCATION NEMBUTSU SEMINAR – Shinjin & The Life of the Person of Shinjin Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Sanga Hall from Part 1:  10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Part 2:   1 p.m. – 2 p.m. In-Person and via Zoom NEMBUTSU SEMINAR 2022 Date:  Saturday, October 1, 2022 Time:  Part

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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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