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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. Brian 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:

BJ Soriano:  bjsoriano@hilobetsuin.org

For Website issues contact: info@hilobetsuin.org


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Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin

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.





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 by February 20, 2015 to BJ Soriano at bjsoriano@hilobetsuin.org or to the temple office.

    Thank you.  


2015 – Embrace Change: Awareness (Seek Opportunities)

We seek AWARENESS of our current situation and seek opportunities as a result of our understanding of ourselves, our community, and our needs.

The HHMH Calendar Committee would once again like to invite the temple members to provide creative works of art for the Hongwanji calendar.  The works of art may include photos, drawings, poems, and even picture of things like sculptures and pottery.  The pictures will need to be able to be enlarged to an 8x10 photo quality.  We have found that cell phone pictures often do not work well for this calendar project.  For each submission, please include your name, temple, and a paragraph with your reflection or thought that describes how the picture relates to AWARENESS. 

While more information will be forthcoming, including the possible option of uploading the pictures of the submissions on-line, we ask for your kokua in getting the word out to your fellow members and temple organizations so that we can all start thinking about ideas to submit for the 2015 calendar over the upcoming summer months.  How about even submitting something as a family or as a group?  Dharma School, BWA, Jr. YBA, Project Dana, etc.?  Members are not limited to just one submission, but please be sure to include a separate description for each submission.  The deadline for submissions is September 9, 2014.  If you have questions, please leave a message for Yumi Suzuki at the Hongwanji Headquarters Office at 522-9205 or email to hqs@honpahi.org.  Thank you.


BJ Soriano,
Aug 31, 2015, 12:04 PM
BJ Soriano,
Aug 31, 2015, 12:04 PM