Halloween Activities for the young and young at heart We invite all of you to join us in our Halloween activities we have planned for Halloween 2021. These events are being sponsored by the Puna Hongwanji Events Committee and the Puna Hongwanji Dharma School. We invite the young and the young at heart to participate
PEACE DAY 2021 The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations in 1981, and since 2001, has been celebrated on September 21. That date is also recognized as Peace Day in Hawaii, thanks in large part to members of the Hawaii Federation of Junior Young Buddhist Association who successfully advocated for the
The Jodo Shinshu International Office (JSIO) will host The Three Pure Land Sutras Chanting Marathon on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (HST). This will be a special live-stream event where we will have a rare opportunity to listen to all three pure land sutras chanted in their entirety. This event
SUMMER DHARMATHON 2021 The Summer Dharmathon is a new program of the Buddhist Study Center (BSC) featuring 10 Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (HHMH) ministers who will be speaking on the HHMH 2021 theme and slogan: “Building Healthy Sanghas: Nurturing Empathy and Respect” It will be live streamed from the BSC YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUWzJg0lcuY5tdIGef9O9HQ.
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases on Hawaii Island we have decided to cease all Sunday in-person services effective Sunday, August 8, 2021. For the safety of our temple members and friends we will share the Sunday service online ONLY. Please visit our Puna Hongwanji Facebook and YouTube pages each Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
***CANCELED*** Hawaiian Pie Company Pop-Up Sale at Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple – August 19 – 22, 2021 ***CANCELED***
The pop up pie has been canceled. The Hawaiian Pie Company will be coming from Honolulu to Puna Hongwanji to bake and distribute their delicious pies at their pop-up sale. They have been coming to the Merrie Monarch and utilizing our Puna Hongwanji kitchen to bake their pies
Puna Hongwanji presents…Drive-Thru Bon Dance For a second year we are unable to host our regular two nights of Bon Dance on our temple grounds. In 2020 we did a virtual bon dance. In 2021 we are doing a partial virtual bon dance and a live drive thru bon dance. We will have 4 dancing
In 1947, under the guidance of former minister Reverend Jukaku Shirasu, a memorial was erected in the garden on the grounds of Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple that bears the names of Puna area residents that were killed in action. Each year we remember and honor the residents by calling their names during our Annual Puna
At Puna Hongwanji we will be opening our temple door for you to participate in the Walk-In Celebration of Buddha’s Birthday on Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon. You will be allowed to offer incense and pour sweet tea over the baby Buddha. The pouring of sweet tea symbolizes the sweet
BIBF Service 9:00 a.m. Puna Hongwanji will not have a Sunday Service on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Instead we will be joining other temples for the Big Island Buddhist Federation (BIBF) Hanamatsuri (Buddha Day) Service at 9:00 a.m. Each year the BIBF temples takes turns to host services in which all temples would come together,