Halloween Activities – Open to the Public – DUE DATE: FRIDAY,(HST)

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITY #1 Online Vegetable/Fruit Carving Contest #1 Select a category to enter your carving into: ***Spookiest***   ***Most Creative***   ***Beautiful/Cute***   ***Most Organic*** RULES: Must use fruit or vegetable. Must be your own creation. Must not be a previous carved item, needs to be recently carved for this contest. Must not display name of commercial products, companies, or

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration – January 19, 2020

Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple presents Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Please join us in celebration of the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program will include Martin Luther King Jr words of wisdom with Michael Donenfeld and the Mindfulness Meditation group. 

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Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Winter Festival (Dec 14, 2019 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

On Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. please join us as we host a Winter Festival on our temple grounds at Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.  We will have craft vendors, food booths, door prizes, entertainment, children activities, and temple tours.  This event is being held in conjunction with the annual Keaau

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Buddhism Book Club – Tannisho Reading Chapter 7 – October 29, 2019

Open to the public.  Buddhism Book Club is reviewing the Tannisho.  The Tannisho is considered to be one of the most influential books about Shin Buddhism.  During the session we will review Chapter 8.  What is a practice in Shin Buddhism? No registration required.  Free.  Donation is appreciated. Any questions, please contact 808-966-9981 or email

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Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii 130th Anniversary – Saturday, October 12, 2019

Open to the public.  All are welcomed.  Free entry.  Prize giveaways. Join us on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Doors open at 9:30 a.m.  Event will be at the Sangha Hall located at 398 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii. Presentation includes: 10:00 a.m. – Japanese immigrants and their descendants in Hawaii. 

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Suicide Prevention Training Webinars broadcast at Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple (10/18/19 and 10/19/19)

Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple will be one of five locations that will have a Live Webinar on Suicide Prevention. This training focuses on helping communities and faith leaders develop skills and strategies for the prevention of suicide. Friday, October 18, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Soul Shop for Youth Leaders and Educators.

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