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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




Please click Organizations (left column) for what Moiliili Hongwanji has to offer.


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Argentine Tango Classes
Beginners welcome, no partner necessary
Ongoing introductory classes
Date: Mondays

Time: 6:30
$15 for class and practice
$7 for practice only

Zumba Classes
Date: Every Mondays
Time: 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Place: Annex Classroom
Cost: $5.00 per session
Instructor: Michie Sugita
Public is Invited

Qigong for Health and Longevity
Date: has been cancelled as of 12/17/14


Meditation Service

Date: Tuesdays

Time: 6:30

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



Please join us

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

Regular Service
December 21

Speaker: Rev. Blayne Higa
Special Appearance of Santa

Regular Service
December 28

Lay Speaker: Julia Higa Estrella, author of "Being Local in Hawaii"

New Year's Eve (Joya-E) Candlelight Service
Time: 11:00 p.m. (Wednesday)
Speaker: Rev. Bert Sumikawa
Last service of the year.

Everyone is invited to ring the kansho at midnight.

New Years Day Service
January 01 (Thursday)
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Speaker: Rev. Bert Sumikawa
First service of the new year.  Everyone is invited.
Special refreshments will be served.



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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.



     We want our temple to be a place where learning the Jodo Shinshu dharma meaningfully promotes growth and maturity resulting in a more cohesive and vibrant Sangha, the energy from which overflows into the community and beyond.



I take refuge in Amida Buddha


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