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Tips for Practicing Gratitude

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Hoon-Ko Service with Rev. Hiromi Kawaji


Memorial Service for our founder, Shinran Shonin

Please join us in welcoming Reverend Hiromi Kawaji, a retired minister from the Honpa Hongwanji of Hawaii and frequent speaker on K-ZOO radio.

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"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


Journal daily

Keep a gratitude journal. Everyday write down details of what you are grateful for.

Practice Humility

You cannot do it all nor can you be truly independent. Reflect on the many things you are dependent on.


When you find yourself negatively thinking about someone, or some event, change it to the positive. Reflect on what you could be grateful for. 

Avoid complaining

Commit to not complain, gossip, or criticize for one week. If you fail, forgive yourself and try again.

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

Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission

A Grateful Shin Buddhist Community



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