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
HONPA HONGWANJI MISSION OF HAWAII, sometimes called "Hawaii Kyodan," was founded on March 1889. So the year 2019 marks the 130th Anniversary of the Hawaii Kyodan.
Bishop Eric Matsumoto, at the State Board of Directors’ meeting, extended his sincere gratitude and appreciation to all Hawaii Kyodan members for reaching this wonderful milestone and for sincerely sharing Amida Buddha’s great spiritual assessment with their community.
At the Sanmu (Bishop’s Advisory Committee) and Kanji (Chair of District Ministers’ Association) meeting, Bishop Matsumoto asked the chairs of the five districts if they would take the initiative to observe the anniversary that will be unique and special for their district because although holding a special function on Oahu, as a statewide observance, would be praiseworthy, it may provide several obstacles, such as financing the observance, coordinating manpower, providing transportation, seeking registration, hotel rooms, airfare, etc.
The Maui Hongwanji Ministers’ Association discussed the issue and accepted the challenge of the Bishop. However, even with the ministers’ support, the anniversary could not be held without the support of the Maui Hongwanji Council. So, the Maui Hongwanji Ministers’ Association took its wishes to the Council. There were some questions; however, they agreed to support the project.
MEMBERS ARE NEEDED TO CLEAN, CUT, AND pack 530 pounds of green onions on Tuesday, October 1, and Wednesday, October 2, beginning at 7 a.m. On Tuesday evening, help is needed to complete cutting and packing the green onions beginning at 4 p.m.
REVEREND SOL KALU, ASSOCIATE MINISTER at Honpa Hogwanji Mission of Hawaii, will be the guest speaker at the Autumn Ohigan Service on Sunday, September 15, beginning at 9 a.m. Your presence will be appreciated..
PRESIDENT MICHAEL MUNEKIYO REMINDS members that chow fun tickets were mailed to you on Friday, August 14. The tickets may be used to purchase chow fun at the Maui Fair or picked up on Saturday, October 5, at the WHM social hall from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.