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Phone number: (808) 961-6677
Fax number: (808) 935-9677
398 Kilauea Avenue; Hilo, Hawaii 96720 

To contact our ministers:

Rimban Rev. Jeffrey Soga: j.soga@hilobetsuin.org

Rev. Bryan Siebuhr: b.siebuhr@hilobetsuin.org

Rev. Daido Baba:  d.baba@hilobetsuin.org

To contact Sangha Hall Manager:

John Pascual  j.pascual@hilobetsuin.org or (808) 969-9617

To contact Sangha Activities Coordinator:

Cristina Gervais:  c.gervais@hilobetsuin.org

For Website issues contact: info@hilobetsuin.org


Newsletters available for your reading enjoyment, click here.  If you would like to see an earlier version of the Buddhist Wheel, please e-mail us at info@hilobetsuin.org, and we will gladly e-mail you a copy.

AmazonSmile Account

Attention all you Amazon shoppers.  Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin (HHHB) now has an AmazonSmile account.  What this means is that when you shop at AmazonSmile, .05% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases will be donated to HHHB.

Simply log on to Amazon at https://smile.amazon.com/, type in Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin as the organization you would like to support and go shopping.  Amazon will remember your selection; however, in order for HHHB to receive a donation as a result of your purchase, you will need to log in at smile.amazon.com.

Program details may be found at https://smile.amazon.com/about

Thank you for your support.


Commemoration on the Accession of the Jodo Shinshu Tradition (Dento Hokoku Hoyo)

The Honzan now provides livestreaming video of the Commemoration on the Accession of the Jodo Shinshu Tradition (Dento Hokoku Hoyo).

Some groups from the Overseas Districts (BCA, Canada, and Hawaii) will be attending the service on October 21 with English translation.

We will have the livetreaming on Thursday, October 20 at 7:00pm (Hawaii Time) at Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin’s main temple.

Everyone is welcome. Please come and see the wonderful and glorious service. You may be able to see it only once in your life time.




Dharma Messages Needed for Radio

     The Dharma Messages Committee is seeking messages for the radio dharma ads.  Messages can be submitted with the following guidelines:

1.  Statements or sayings that share positive teachings or thoughts to a broad audience. Consider the 8-Fold Path or 4 Noble Truths as principles.  

2.  Messages should be about 90-100 words in length.

3.  Quoted messages by someone else should be acknowledged in your submission.

4.  If you are the author of the message, please state your name.   If we can use your name as the author in the recording, please indicate permission to do so. 

    Please submit your messages to BJ Soriano at bjsoriano@hilobetsuin.org or to the temple office.

    Thank you.