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,
Easter Drive-By: The Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple will be hosting an Easter Drive-By on Sunday April 4, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. We will have a treat bag ready for the children to be handed out by our Easter Bunny. Some of the goodie bags will contain a “golden egg” and in the
On Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon the Puna Hongwanji will be having a rummage sale in the social hall at 16-492 Old Volcano Road in Keaau, Hawaii. We have been getting donations so need to get them out to you. We will be taking temperature checks, asking you to fill
It’s activity time, let’s have some fun and you could win a prize. Wednesday is 🍀 St. Patrick’s Day 🍀 and we are looking for photos of something green or you showing us how you are being “green” by being environmentally friendly. In 2016 at the Hongwanji Legislative Assembly, the temples voted to try and