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     Moiliili Hongwanji Mission, a Jodo Shin Buddhist temple, was established in 1906 near the site of the present Moiliili Community Center.  In 1921, the temple was relocated to Kapaakea Lane where it remained for nearly 40 years.  In 1960, the present temple on University Avenue was completed.

     Moiliili Hongwanji Mission is one of 36 temples of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii.  The headquarters is located at 1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu Hawaii.



 902 University Avenue

Honolulu, Hawaii  96826-3273

Phone: (808) 949-1659




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Zumba Classes
When: Mondays 5:15-6:15 p.m. and Thursdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Place: Annex Classroom
Cost: $5.00 per session
Instructor: Michie Sugita
Public is Invited

Meditation Service

Date: Tuesdays

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: Temple

Japanese Dharma Classes
When: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Time: 10:00-11:15 a.m.
Place: Annex
Instructor: Rev. Shigenori Makino

Flower Arrangement Classes
When: Every Thursdays
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: Annex
Instructor: Mrs. Michiko Okano


UPCOMING EVENTS FOR  December/January  

Please join us

ALL 9:00a.m. services are in English except as noted



Hawaii Buddhist Council Bodhi Day at Jodo Mission of Hawaii

December 4

9:30 a.m.

Rev. Kosho George Finch

No service at Moiliili. Everyone is invited to attend Bodhi Day service at Jodo Mission of Hawaii

MHM Bodhi Day Service

December 11

Dr. Jay Sakashita

Public is invited. Bingo game to follow after refreshments

Sunday Service

December 18

Speaker: Rev. Bert Sumikawa

Holiday Activities

No temple service

December 25

New Year's Eve Joya E Service

December 31

11:00 p.m.

Rev. Bert Sumikawa

Come and ring the kansho to greet the new year!
Light refreshments will be served.

New Year's Day Service

January 1

10:00 a.m.

Speaker: Rev. Bert Sumikawa

Special New Year's refreshments will be served.

Sunday Service

January 8

Speaker: Rev. Bert Sumikawa

Sunday Service

January 15

Speaker: Mr. Blayne Higa

Mochitsuki to follow

Shinran Shonin's Memorial Hoonko Service

January 22

Speaker: Rev. Satoshi Tomioka

Otoki refreshments will be served.

Project Dana Anniversary Service

January 29

Speaker: TBA

Special refreshments will be served by Project Dana


  Dharma Enrichment information

  2015 DHARMA LIGHT Courses -

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 Class size is limited to 10 students, so pre-registration is recommended.

 For more details, check the BSC website or contact the BSC at (808) 973-6555

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Ministerial Training Program

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     Jodo Shin Buddhism is a major branch of Buddhist teachings.  Its practice is to acknowledge the compassionate heart of Amida Buddha through "hearing" the Dharma (Buddhist teachings).  In awakening to true compassion directed to all beings equally, the Jodo Shin Buddhists express the joy of living in the teachings with others through the saying of "Namu-amida-butsu".



      Participation in temple activities is open to everyone.  A person is officially recognized as a member of the Moiliili Hongwanji Mission by filling out a pledge card and paying the dues.  Only dues paying sustaining members are eligible to serve on the Kyodan (temple) Board of Directors, and are able to vote at the annual membership meeting. 



      The Board of Directors is the policy and decision-making body of Moiliili Hongwanji Mission.  The board meets once a month to go over temple business.  Election of officers and board members is held at the annual membership meeting in February.



     Mo`ili`ili Hongwanji Mission is a center of Shin Buddhist spiritual growth, learning, and compassionate service in our community.

  • We welcome all people who seek spiritual growth, wisdom and community.
  • We embrace all with Aloha and support each other as `Ohana.
  • We share the living teachings of Shin Buddhism so that all beings may enjoy lives of harmony, peace, and gratitude.
  • We are a place where one can find both spiritual and physical nourishment.
  • We enjoy fellowship that nurtures our body, mind, and spirit.



     Mo`ili`ili Hongwanji Mission is a growing inclusive Buddhist community seeking spiritual growth, learning, and compassionate service, living our values and preserving them for future generations.



I take refuge in Amida Buddha