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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
Date: Every Mondays
Time: 5:15-6:15 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



Please join us

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

Regular Service

March 29

Speaker: original: Rev. Bert Sumikawa- - changed to: Rev. Blayne Higa

~ also ~

Spring Bazaar at Hawaii Betsuin from 8:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.


Hawaii Buddhist Council

Buddha Day Service at Soto Mission of Hawaii

April 05


Speaker: Dr. Jay Sakashita


Buddha Day Service
April 12


Speaker: Rev. Bert Sumikawa

~ also~

10:30a.m. BWA General Meeting


BWA Eshinni / Kakushinni Service

April 19


Speaker: Rev. Irene Nakamoto


Volunteer Recognition Day

April 26


Lay Speaker: Mrs. Nancy Shimamoto


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  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段li段li 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 前hana.
  • 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段li段li 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


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