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WELCOME TO LIHUE HONGWANJI MISSION JODO SHINSHU BUDDHISM ON KAUA'I. WELCOME TO LIHUE HONGWANJI MISSION JODO SHINSHU BUDDHISM ON KAUA'I.

NAMO AMIDA BUTSU
``Hard it is to be born into human life; now we are living in it. Difficult it is to hear the Teachings of the Blessed One; now we hear them.``

Church Services/Events

“We have many events throughout the year at Lihue Hongwanji Mission. Check our calendar for upcoming events.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS/CALENDAR

Feb
25
Sun
Family Dharma Service
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
NY Party, in the social hall
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please RSVP by February 16 by calling the LHM office at 808-245-6262.  Please leave your name and the number attending if there is no answer.

If you prefer email, please send your RSVP to            [email protected]

 Food is being catered by Puakea Grill

Cost:

Members – $18

Non-members – $23

Children 12 & under – $5

90+ – Free

New Members – Free

 

Feb
26
Mon
Pickleball
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
3
Sun
Birthday/Monthly Memorial Service
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Mar
4
Mon
Pickleball
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
7
Thu
Bon Dance Practice
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
10
Sun
Family Dharma Service
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Mar
11
Mon
Pickleball
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
14
Thu
Board of Directors meeting, Zoom
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
17
Sun
Family Dharma Service
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

WELCOME

“Whichever pathways you choose, we hope you will join our extended Sangha and realize the joy of experiencing Buddha’s all-embracing wisdom and compassion.”

VISIT US

Lihu’e Hongwanji Mission is located at 3-3556 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kaua’i, Hawai’i.

First-time visitors to Jodo Shinshu temples are often surprised at how similar in form the services are to what they may be familiar with from other traditions. Attendees wear shoes into the temple, sits in pews or chairs, sing hymns (gathas), listen to a sermon (or dharma talk), and the congregation (sangha) shares fellowship over coffee and refreshments after the service.

OUR SERVICES

We start our service with the offering of incense. This is an opportunity to connect with the Buddha and express gratitude for this precious gift of life. The fragrance purifies our minds and prepares one to listen to the Dharma. We bow in Gassho putting the hands together to signify the oneness of Buddha and all beings. It is customary to use a nenju (beads), around your hands at this offering.

Open for Services

Lihue Hongwanji open for in-person Sunday services.  Visitors are always welcome.  Services begin at 9:00 am.  Please check the calendar on this website for any variations to the schedule.  Masks are not mandatory but are suggested.  Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance.  We also have refreshments and a “talk story” time after each service in our social hall.  Join us on Sundays!

Please keep the Nembutsu close to heart and mind as nothing can affect the wisdom and compassion of Amida or the working of his vow.
Namo Amida Butsu