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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

Apr
14
Sun
Birthday/Monthly Memorial Service
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Family Dharma Service
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Apr
15
Mon
Pickleball
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
18
Thu
Bon Dance Practice
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
21
Sun
Eshinni-Kakushinni Service
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Family Dharma Service
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Apr
22
Mon
Pickleball
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
28
Sun
Family Dharma Service
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Apr
29
Mon
Pickleball
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
2
Thu
Bon Dance Practice
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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