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Our Jodo Shinshu Teachings reflect on living and spreading the Dharma. By following the Eight-fold Path and embracing the Four Noble Truths, members learn to live each day fully and richly.


Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin invites you to attend its Spring Seminar on March 16-17, 2018.  Featured speaker will be Dr. George Tanabe, Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and currently President of BDK Hawaii (the Society for the Promotion of Buddhism). 

The event begins with an Interfaith Forum Friday evening in the main temple hall, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  The forum is free and open to the public.  The Saturday session is from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. requiring a fee of $10.00 to cover lunch and materials.  Registration must be made at the temple office by March 14, 2018.




O-Higan is celebrated twice, in the spring and autumn, when day and night are the same length, called equinoxes. Therefore,  O-Higan is a time when we are reminded to find balance in our lives, and to pursue harmonious relations with everyone, our interconnectedness.

Please join us for the O-Higan Family Service at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2018.  Rimban Reverend Shindo Nishiyama will be the speaker.