Wahiawa HOngwanji Mission

Practice Gratitude

WHM's COVID-19 Response

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Special Announcement
Due to the increase in COVID infections, all scheduled public services are cancelled till the New Year.

Temple BELL RINGING on New Year's Eve will be observed starting at 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Tips for Practicing Gratitude

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Ho'onko Service
January 16
9:00 in person


Rev. Kojun Hashimoto

Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission

All are welcome and encouraged to participate in our temple's main service - 

Sundays from 9:00AM-10:00AM

Each service has chanting, meditation, and Dharma message (~20 minute talk about Shin Buddhist teachings)

Sensei Hashimoto

Come Listen to My Dharma Talk >

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."

- Shakyamuni Buddha


The Path to Gratitude

"We don’t practice to achieve anything—not enlightenment, good karma, a favorable rebirth, or material rewards. We practice simply to give thanks for what we have received." This is a quote from an excellent summary article of Jodo-shinshu Buddhism by Jeff Wilson

Obon Celebration

Yearly summer celebration to remember those who have gone before us and be grateful for those we have now.

Meet Wahiawa's Shin Buddhist Team

Rod Moriyama

Temple President, 

Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission 

Rev. Kojun Hashimoto

Religious Leader, 

Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission

Dale Shimaura

Vice President, Membership & Outreach, Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission