"In Buddhism, the seven gifts that require no possessions are: (1) gentle eyes, looking at others kindly; (2) a smile and kind expressions; (3) words, speaking kindly to others; (4) physical body, acting properly and treating others with respect; (5) heart, touching others with a heart full of love; (6) a resting place, offering others a place to sit and rest; and (7) shelter and lodging, providing others with a room or warm place to stay. -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


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.


Chair: Michael Munekiyo
Vice Chair: Gary Murai

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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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