"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."

Vision 2030

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...

120th Anniversary Projects

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

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Fujimatsuri Festival set for Kahului Hongwanji

THE MAUI HONGWANJI Council will be sponsoring the annual Fujimatsuri (Gotan-e) or Wisteria Festival on Sunday, May 19, at Kahului Hongwanji Mission from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Boy Scouts to host Mother’s Day Brunch

BOY SCOUTS OF TROOP 40 will be hosting the Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 12, immediately after Sunday Service. The service begins at 9:00 a.m. Scoutmaster Celeste Rabang cordially invites temple members to attend this special brunch.

Reverend Toshiyuki Umitani to speak at Gotan-e Service

REVEREND TOSHIYUKI Umitani, Resident Minister at Mō’ili’ili Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, will be the guest speaker at the Gotan-e (Shinran Shonin, our founder’s birthday) Service, which will be held on Sunday, May 12, beginning at 9 a.m.

Kunisaki Scholarship application

GRADUATING SENIORS AND COLLEGE STUDENTS are reminded that the application for the Reverend Kunisaki Memorial Scholarship is due on Wednesday, May 1. The applicant’s parent must be a member of the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. The amounts of these scholarships range from $500 to $1,000. Application forms are available at the temple office for students who are interested in applying for these scholarships

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission
1828 Vineyard Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
Telephone: (808) 244-0406 or (808) 244 -9647
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Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Family Services at Wailuku Hongwanji are held every Sunday at 8:00am. To learn more about other services we offer click on the button below


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