Puna Hongwanji Mission has now officially completed its pledge to become Blue Zones Project Approved™. The Blue Zones Project fosters communities in which healthful food and other choices extend lives and improve quality of life. A certificate presented to the temple by the Blue Zones Project Big Island reads, “By implementing healthy, evidence-based options, this
The sangha joined in a joyful, ceremonial planting of a new Bodhi tree on temple property behind the columbarium. One of our members helped get the tree started through a process called air layering and nurtured the young sapling for three years until it was ready to plant. We continue to enjoy a beautiful, large
Puna Hongwanji Dharma School is selling t‑shirts! Orders are due by January 7, 2018.
Just in time for the new year, many hands joined together for a temple cleanup before our general membership meeting on December 17, 2017. With gratitude for members and friends’ efforts to keep our temple and grounds beautiful!
Have all your gifts, but don’t have time to wrap them? Bring your gifts to the Keaau Shopping Center to be wrapped. Our members will be available from December 18-24, 2017 to wrap your gift for a donation. We will be there from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thank you!
On October 29 and December 14, 2017, members and the general public had the opportunity to attend special Buddhism classes at Puna Hongwanji on the topic of Life & Death. The classes were offered from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and helped address questions of how do we can face our own end of life