Activity Calendar

For our activity calendar, please visit our HOME PAGE and see the recent editions of the Buddhist Wheel.  On the second to each last page, you will see the current month's activities. 
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Special of the month

posted Sep 25, 2013, 1:19 PM by BJ Soriano   [ updated Dec 19, 2017, 7:12 PM ]



posted Jul 5, 2012, 2:33 PM by BJ Soriano   [ updated Dec 23, 2017, 12:55 PM ]

Here's what's coming up 

Dec 30, 2017
7:00 AM - First Shift
9:50 AM - Second Shift



A huge and gigantic mahalo to our Sangha for their support of our 2nd Holiday Craft Fair held on December 8-9 in the Sangha Hall.  Although all the expenses are not officially tallied, we anticipate netting over $10,000 for the Sangha Hall Maintenance Fund.  A great big mahalo to our Buddhist Women’s Association who sought donations to sell at their craft booth.  They raised over $4,000! 

We also want to thank the office staff, facilities staff for their assistance in making this event a success.  We are truly grateful to all who helped, attended and supported the Holiday Craft Fair!

Richard Onishi /

BJ Soriano


New Year’s Eve &

New Year’s Day Services 

New Year’s Eve (Joya-E) is the gathering on New Year’s Eve to recount the many blessings of the year. New Year’s Day (Shusho-E) is the gathering on New Year’s Day to dedicate ourselves to the Nembutsu Way. 

Reflecting on our past year with gratitude and welcoming the New Year, Hilo Betsuin will be observing the following services: 

New Year’s Eve Service

Sunday, Dec. 31, at 9:00 p.m.

Speaker:  Rev. Daido Baba


New Year’s Day Service

Monday, Jan. 1, at 9:00 a.m.

Speaker:  Rimban Shindo     Nishiyama


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, 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

Program details may be found at

Thank you for your support.

Monthly Calendar of Activities

posted Feb 7, 2012, 2:49 PM by BJ Soriano   [ updated Dec 26, 2017, 6:24 PM ]

Monthly Calendar Below - If you would like to read the entire newsletter, PLEASE VISIT OUR HOME PAGE - Click on the current month's Buddhist Wheel.  

On-going Sangha Activities at Hilo Hongwanji
Taiko - Monday and Wednesday - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
For more information contact the temple office at 961-6677 and leave a message for John Pascual

Kyodan Choir—Most 2nd and 3rd Sundays, 8:00 AM
YBA Hall - Contact for more info


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