The Hakalau Jodo Mission has four major commitments to the community:
2017 Services at Hakalau Jodo Mission
Photos courtesy of Yumiko Bamba
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.
Held weekly, these luncheons feature great food, music, exercise, companionship, and lots of laughter. This is a Project Dana* Program supported by Miyo Harumi of Miyo's Restaurant who 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 ancestore. This festival is complete with music, dancing, laughter and lots of food!
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.
Hakalau Jodo Mission
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.