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Message from Bishop Eric Matsumoto – “2017 Legislative Assembly Special Presentation on ‘Becoming A More Dharma-centered Organization'”
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Dates to Remember

  • Apr 2 Central Maui Hanamatsuri at WCC
    (No Family Service at KHM)
  • Apr 8 MUBWA Spring General Assembly at KHM
  • Apr 9 KHM Hanamatsuri & Infant Initiatory Rites
  • Apr 14 Holiday—Good Friday
  • Apr 23 Eshinni/Kakushinni Day & Family Gratitude Service

Sunday Service Responsibilities

  • Apr 2 Central Maui Hanamatsuri at WCC
  • Apr 9 Dharma School/Jr. YBA
  • Apr 16 Kyodan Board Sunday
  • Apr 23 BWA (Eshinni/Kakushinni Day & Family Gratitude Service)
  • Apr 30 Kyodan

Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii


July 10-22, 2017

Hongwanji-sponsored educational trip to Japan
Visiting Jodo Shinshu historical sites including the
Hongwanji (mother temple) in Kyoto
Fellowship with new friends from US Mainland, Canada,
South America, and Japan
Homestay Program
Learn & experience Japanese Culture
Share joy of living in the Nembutsu Teachings
Many other life-changing experiences

Minister Chaperone: Reverend Tomo Hojo

Candidate Qualification
A person who appreciate the Jodo Shin Buddhism
A Person who is currently in 9th grade through age 25
In good health
*Fifteen (15) delegates will be selected.
Registration Fee: $1,600.00
*Rest of the travel expense will be covered by Hongwanji
*Some meals and other personal expenses are not included
*Inter-island airfare within Hawaii is not included
**Application instruction and travel itinerary will become available soon.

Application deadline is April 30, 2017.



Hongwanji world headquarters in Kyoto, Japan provides livestreaming video of the Commemoration on the Accession of the Jodo Shinshu Tradition. If you access the web pages while the services are underway, you may watch and hear them as they happen.


A group from Hawaii Kyodan led by Bishop Eric Matsumoto and Rev. Yuika Hasebe will be attending the Accession Ceremony on March 31, 2017. There will also be other participants from the Buddhist Churches of America and the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada. You will be able to watch this particular service by accessing the above webpage on March 30, 2017 at 7 p.m. (Hawaii Time).


Hosha means to give or help as an expression of one’s gratitude.  In the spirit of hosha, let’s all come together to work at keeping the temple and facilities in tip-top shape.

  • Saturday, April 1, 7:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 15, 7:30 a.m.,
    with window cleaning by Kyodan


(please see calendar for exceptions):

  • Join us Sundays at 8:15 for a 25-minute quiet sitting meditation preceding the Family Service.
  • Each 4th Sunday Family Service includes a special remembrance for departed loved ones.
  • Chanting, dharma discussion & coffee: Mondays 8:30-10 a.m., KHM temple.
  • Ko Group Dharma discussions: 2nd & 4th Thursdays 10:30 a.m.-noon.
  • Sing & Strum Along with Patsy: Fridays, 8:30 a.m., KHM Lumbini Hall.
  • Tai-Chi: Mondays & Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.Screenshot 2017-04-09 at 10.53.18 PM