Invitation to Hybrid Service on December 11, 2022: MOILIILI HONGWANJI BODHI DAY SERVICE & MONTHLY REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY SERVICE with Dharma message by Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani

Published December 9, 2022 by

Dear Moiliili Hongwanji Members and Friends,

I hope this email finds you well within the Compassionate Light of Amida Buddha. I would like to invite you and your family to our Sunday Service on December 11, 2022, at 9:00 am. 


*We hold the Sunday Service in a hybrid setting. You can join us either in person or via Zoom. 

*Please contact the temple office if you would like to honor your loved one who passed away in the month of December.

  • Opening Remarks
  • Kansho (Temple Bell)
  • Vandana & Ti-Sarana
  • Remembrance 
  • Sutra Chanting: “Twelve Homages” (*Service Book (PDF) is available online from here.)
  • Gatha: “The Bodhi Tree” 
  • Dharma Message: Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani
  • Reading: “Six Paramitas”
  • Nembutsu 
  • Acknowledgments & Announcements

In-Person: Anyone is welcome to attend in person. Refreshments after the Service.

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


  • Feel free to invite your family and friends to our Sunday Service. Your donation is greatly appreciated.  <Donate Now>
  • Request for Altar Flowers: We are always in need of flowers for our Temple and Columbarium altars. If you have flowers that are long-lasting or tall greens to share, please bring them to the temple by 4:30 pm on Thursdays or by 8:00 am on Fridays. Ginger and heliconia are good examples. Thank you for your help.  
  • December 18 – Sunday Service.  Speaker: Mr. Clyde Whitworth of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai  
  • December 25 – NO Sunday Service
  • December 31 – Joya-E (New Year’s Eve) Service at 7:00 pm.  Come to the temple to ring the bell.  
  • January 1, 2023 – Shusho-E (New Year’s Day) Service at 9:00 am 
  • White Way Broadcast every Saturday at KZOO Radio (AM1210) from 7:45 am-8:00 am Listen to KZOO Radio Online (Click “Listen to KZOO” on their website) – 12/10 Speaker: Rev. Charlene Kihara (New Minister of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii) 
  • Archive of the White Way Radio Broadcasts 
  • Dharma School Dana Food Drive: Donations will be sent to the Hawaii Foodbank.  Please drop off at the temple office by 12/20.  

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:

12/10 Seminar: Hawaii District Ministers Association

Never Alone: Shin Buddhism and End-of-Life Care

When: Dec 10, 2022 10:00 AM HST

Theme:  Never Alone:  Shin Buddhism and End-of-Life Care

Time Line:

  1. Keynote Speaker: Rev. Tatsuo Muneto
  2. Presentations by Hawaii District Ministers
  3. Q & A

Join Zoom Meeting (click the link below)

12/11 Bodhi Day Holiday Sale

A Bodhi Day Holiday Sale will immediately follow Sunday’s service from 10:00 am.  Lots of handmade crafts items and holiday wreaths, among other things, will be on sale.

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