To share the living Teachings of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism so that all beings may enjoy lives of harmony, peace and gratitude.

Services are held weekly on Sunday with the Family Dharma service beginning at 9:00 a.m. Dharma School follows immediately following the Family Dharma Service. 

Office Hours:  M-F - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.  Closed for lunch 12-1 pm
Saturday:  8:00 - 11:30 am
Sunday: 8:00 am - 12 noon

With over 600+ member families, the Hilo Betsuin's members enjoy a large array of activities and events that bring together families and friends to work and play together. 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.

Our sangha includes the following temple organizations: the Kyodan Council, Board of Buddhist Education, Board of Trustees and Board of Spiritual Affairs. Our Affiliate Groups include the Buddhist Women's Association (BWA), Young Buddhist Association (YBA), the Jr. YBA, Hoyukai, Budo (Kendo and Judo), 4-H, Gakuen, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, Kyodan Choir and Pre-School.

All are invited to participate in our activities!  Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin welcomes everyone!
If you are interested in learning about becoming a member, please click here.
Contact Us                                               
Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin
Phone number: (808) 961-6677
Fax number: (808) 935-9677
398 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

398 Kilauea Ave.

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