The Wailuku Hongwanji Mission’s (WHM) Board of Directors initiated the Vision 2030 project as a means of defining strategic directions which will enable WHM to successfully increase its capacity to serve as a vibrant home of Jodo Shinshu teachings. More information...
The year 2019 marks Wailuku Hongwanji’s 120th year of spiritual and community service to our island’s residents. As part of this significant milestone, we will be undertaking two (2) projects intended to sustain the temple’s capacity to serve our community for another generation. More Information... Download the WHM Donation Form
On this wonderful occasion—Wailuku Hongwanji Mission’s 120th Anniversary—I would like to express my sincere gratitude and offer my congratulations to Wailuku Hongwanji’s ohana to commemorate its memorable celebration. I am truly grateful to be part of this occasion and rejoice in this precious moment together with you.
As you may know, the original temple was built approximately 120 years ago on the corner of Market and Wells Streets in Wailuku. The original temple was demolished but photographs of the temple still exist. It was a beautiful Japanese style temple—very stately.
In 1941, Wailuku Hongwanji moved the temple to its present location on Vineyard and Kaniela Streets. During Wailuku Hongwanji’s 120 years of history, we must remember and be grateful for the countless number of Nembutsu followers who selflessly dedicated, supported, and who willingly spread the Nembutsu teachings throughout the community.
WAILUKU HONGWANJI MEMBERS are invited to register their child early for Preschool for the 2020 – 2021 school year. An applicant MUST be a Wailuku Hongwanji Mission member at least 3 months prior to submitting an application. Members will begin the registration process beginning on Friday, November 1, to Friday, December 13, 2019. If the deadline is missed, families may apply on Monday, January 6, 2020.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT NOMINEES FOR the Tadaichi Fukunaga Dana Award for Wailuku Hongwanji Mission members is Thursday, October 31, 2019. Nomination forms may be picked up at the temple office. The completed form must be submitted by the deadline.
MEMBERS OF WAILUKU HONGWANJI Buddhist Temple will observe their 120th Anniversary on Sunday, October 20, beginning with a service at 9 a.m. During the service, three members, who are over the age of 100, and 162 keirokai members will be recognized. Throughout the years, Wailuku Hongwanji Buddhist Temple has maintained a vibrant sangha and strong affiliate ties. Temple and affiliate members alike provide manpower and support in many areas, such as clean up and fundraising efforts. WHM has grown into a community temple which continues to enrich the lives of all who participate in its programs.