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
Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple presents a community activity open to all to participate in. The holiday season is upon us and how festive will you be this year? Share with us your holiday photo. You be creative and share your holiday spirit with the rest of us. It can be, but we are leaving it
Halloween 2021 Activities Open to the Public – Deadline to Submit is October 15, 2021 – 2 activities extended to October 27, 2021
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.
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
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
“Ugly Christmas Sweater” Participate in our “Ugly Christmas Sweater” activity for the month of December 2020. We are trying to bring different holiday activities in the comfort of your own home. Simply take a photo of you wearing your ugly sweater or if you are camera shy just take a photo of your ugly sweater.
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