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.
As always, the aging Temple buildings and grounds require continuous maintenance and repairs with fewer and fewer active members, volunteers and donors to share the burden of support.
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
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2018 Services at Hakalau Jodo Mission
Photos courtesy of Yumiko Bamba
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. This year, heavy rains shifted our performance inside:
Bon Dance classes are now being offered on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Jodo Mission to acquaint both long time residents and newcomers alike with the songs and traditions associated with Obon.
The Hakalau Jodo Mission hosts Memorial Day ceremonies at the Hakalau Veteran's Memorial Park each year. Current and former residents and relatives of those killed in military conflict gather to show respect and celebrate our community life.
Periodically, the Hakalau Jodo Missions holds ceremonies to celebrate anniversaries of the mission and other special occasions.
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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 ten 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.