Sunday Service

Family Dharma Service

Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Family Dharma services are held weekly on Sunday's beginning at 9:00 a.m. Dharma School follows immediately after the Family Dharma Service.

Due to Covid-19, our Sunday Services are held virtually through Zoom.

Below is the Zoom information for our regular Sunday Services:

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 934 7060 7158

Passcode: HHHB

Please contact for more information.

Hongwanji Major Services:

Hoonko (Founder Shinran Shonin’s Memorial Service/January)

Spring Higan (at Spring Equinox/March)

Gotan-e (Founder Shinran Shonin’s Birthday Service/May)

Obon (Gathering of Joy/July)

Autumn Higan (at Autumn Equinox/September)

Eitaikyo (Sangha Memorial Service/October)

Other Special Services:

Hanamatsuri (Birthday celebration for Shakyamuni Buddha/April)

Eshinni/Kakushinni Day service (Memorial service for Shiran Shonin’s wife and


Bodhi Day (Celebration of Prince Siddhartha’ attainment of enlightenment as

Shakyamuni Buddha/December)

Monthly Memorial service

Scout Sunday service

Gakuen (Japanese school) service

Dharma School Awards service

Honor the Graduates service

Mother’s Day Appreciation service

Father’s Day Appreciation service

Keirokai &Intergenerational service

4-H Sunday service

Pet Memorial service

Veterans Appreciation service

BIBF (Big Island Buddhist Federation) joint service

Hanamatsuri (1 st Sunday in April)

Bodhi Day (1 st Sunday in December)

We also have New Year’s Eve service at 9pm and New Year’s Day 9am.