The Hakalau Jodo Mission exists to:
In June 2019, the Hakalau Jodo Mission began offering presentations on Cultural Traditions, Plantation Values, and Aloha and Malama `Aina. The presentations held so far are listed below. As presentations are made available for the website, they will be noted in a hyperlink (example: "The End of Sugar".
Hakalau Jodo Mission is listed on the Hawaii State Register of Historic Places
Become a Friend of the Hakalau Jodo Mission
For more than a hundred years this special place has served our families, friends and neighbors as a year-round gathering place for inspiration, celebration and community events where everyone is welcome.
Today, we are asking for your kokua in joining the Friends of Hakalau Jodo Mission with a pledge of annual support. All gifts are tax deductible and all "Friends" will enjoy receiving the Mission Newsletter by email with regular announcements of special events, memorial services, improvement projects and the articles from Reverend Miyazaki.
Thank you for your support.
Kyodan (Board of Directors) President
Hakalau Jodo Mission
Our Commitments to the Community
Photos courtesy of Yumiko Bamba and Julie Goettsch
Held weekly, these luncheons feature great food, music, exercise, companionship, and lots of laughter. This is a Project Dana* Program supported by the Wailea Village Historic Preservation Community. Miyo Harumi of Miyo's Restaurant prepares the food for the Senior Luncheons at Hakalau Jodo Mission. (*Dana means selfless giving.)
Each August, the Jodo Mission comes alive with the celebration of Obon, a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestor. This festival is complete with music, dancing, laughter and lots of food! Usually, dancing takes place on the lawn in front of the Temple.
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Hakalau Jodo Mission
The Hakalau Jodo Mission, of Japanese Buddhism's Jōdo-shū sect, follows the Pure Land Teachings of Honen.
For more than one hundred fifteen years this special place has served our families, friends and neighbors as a year-round gathering place for inspiration, celebration and community events where everyone is welcome.