Invitation to Online Sunday Service on December 12, 2021: BODHI DAY SERVICE

Published December 10, 2021 by

Dear Moiliili Hongwanji Members and Friends,

I would like to invite you and your family to our Sunday Service on December 12, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.   


*Due to the new COVID-19 related restrictions, Moiliili Hongwanji will hold Sunday Services via Zoom only until further notice.

  • Kansho (Temple Bell)
  • Meditation and Vandana & Ti-Sarana
  • Sutra Chanting: “Verses Reaffirming the Vow” (*Service Book (PDF) is available online from here.)
  • Gatha: “Song of Bodhi Day” 
  • Dharma Message: Mrs. Irene Nakamoto 
  • Reading: “Eightfold Path”
  • Gatha: “Splendor of an Evening Sky” by the Happy Strummer
  • Nembutsu 
  • Acknowledgments & Announcements 

In-Person: Not available at this time.

Online: Please click the Zoom link* to join in the service starting at 9:00 a.m.


In Gassho,

Toshiyuki Umitani
Resident Minister, Moiliili Hongwanji Mission 

*The Sunday Service Zoom link remains the same each week. To receive the Sunday Service Zoom link, please contact the office, or subscribe to our Weekly Email of announcements from our home page.

Additional announcements:

“The White Way” Radio Broadcast for December 4th, 2021

The guest speaker for “The White Way” Radio Broadcast for December 4th, 2021 was Ms. Charlene Kihara, Ministers Lay Assistant with Tokudo Ordination. This broadcast was sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Ono, in memory of their son, Mr. Alston Ono.

Dec 11 (Sat) HHMH HDMA Nembutsu Seminar Part 2

The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (HHMH) Hawaii District Ministers Association (HDMA) is presenting part 2 of their Nembutsu Seminar on Saturday, December 11th, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. HST, online (Zoom).

Living with Wisdom and Resilience: Following the Footsteps of Nembutsu Practicers on the Big Island

with guest speaker
Rev. Tatsuo Muneto
Retired Minister of Honpa
Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii

Registration is free. Once registered, you will be emailed the Zoom link.

Click to register: (Google Forms)

See the HDMA Seminar Series flyer for additional information about their seminar series:

Dana Food Drive: Nov 7 to Dec 19

You are invited to contribute to
Moiliili Hongwanji Dharma School’s

Dana Food Drive!

Especially looking
Canned goods
(vegetables, fruits, soup)
Canned meats & beans
(spam, tuna, chicken, vienna sausage)
Canned meals
(stew, spaghetti, chili)
Packaged items
(5# bags of white rice, ramen, spaghetti
noodles, mac & cheese, etc.)

Please check expiration dates.
No perishables please!

Drop off at

Moiliili Hongwanji
902 University Ave.

Donations will be made to The Pantry.

Let’s support those in need, especially during this pandemic!

The Market Place

You are invited to visit Moiliili Hongwanji’s

The Market Place

The Market Place will be open for special in-person viewing and shopping on Mon., Dec. 13th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Sat., Dec.18th from 9-12 pm. Special arrangements can also be made for other days and times.

This will be a chance to do last minute shopping for your family & friends at bargain prices. Stocking stuffers are also available.

We are actively adding items to the following categories:

Featuring Now
Home Accessories
Cultural Clothing
Craft Kits, Craft Supplies
Handcrafted Items
Games & Entertainments
Name Your Best Offer

Items are available via pick-up
at our temple office on University Ave.

Thank you for supporting The Market Place and Moiliili Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.

Online Course on Shin Buddhism starting in February

Starting in February, Dr. Kenneth Tanaka is offering an Online Course on Shin Buddhism. See attached flyer for registration information, course topics and dates.

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