"All things, the water and the air included, are linked together, one thing encircling and being encircled by the other... When Amida Buddha shines upon me and all of the rest of life, we are linked together as lives saved by that light. -Gomonshu Koshin Otani from The Buddha's Wish for the World"

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

Visiting the Temple

THE FOLLOWING HYGIENE RULES SHALL BE complied with when visiting the temple/nokotsudo/social hall/office for any reason:

  • Sanitize or wash your hands with soap when entering and exiting the facilities. (Sanitizer found at entrance).
  • Maintain six (6) feet of physical distancing.
  • Wear face mask/face covering at all times.
  • Items used by multiple people shall not be permitted, e.g., Service Books, Gatha Books, incense containers, shared nenju, etc.
  • Temperatures will be checked with a non-contact thermometer at the temple entrance.
  • If you feel sick, stay at home!
  • We strongly recommend that individuals bring their own hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes for personal use.
  • Wailuku Hongwanji Buddhist Temple strongly recommends that High-Risk* populations and kupuna continue to stay at home.

*The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines highrisk populations as people 65 years and older, living in a nursing home or long-term care facility, with chronic lung disease, severe asthma, serious heart conditions, who are immune compromised, who have severe obesity, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, or liver disease.

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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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