Aloha! Welcome to our Temple - Hilo Hooganji Mission. This site is to encourage our current members, as well as others, seeking to learn more about Shingon Buddhism and Kobo Daishi. According to the teachings of Buddha, "If we open our eyes, the Buddha-Dharma can be seen everyshere." Let's open our eyes and obtain a happy life with Buddha's Blessing.
We hope you and your family will have a warm and spirit-filled experience with us. Feel free to share any comments or questions that might be on your mind through our online guest book. If you're not currently a member of our church - we'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit our worship services. And of course, feel free to reach out and contact us.
We'd also like to invite you to make an online prayer request. You're prayer request opens the door, and Buddha is waiting patiently on the other side of that door, at all times, in all situations, to join with you.
Namu Daishi Henjyo Kongo,
Sensei Sohko Kuki
By aspiring to become enlightened and by having a firm faith in the vows of the Buddhas, we know that in and of themselves the essential nature of all things is pure at heart. When in words, deeds and in all of our thoughts we hold firmly to a heart that loves all things in the world and to a mind that seeks the truth, we shall realize the truth and gain the wisdom practiced by the Buddha.