The Kaneohe Higashi Hongwanji temple was established in 1924 and has been serving and continues to serve the Windward community for as long. The temple is the only Higashi Hongwanji temple on the Windward side of Oahu but its membership comes from Kahaluu to Kailua and metropolitan Honolulu.
Higashi Hongwanji’s teachings are based on Shinran Shonin, who interpreted the words of the Buddha. The teachings, which were originally only for scholars of high positions and birth, were difficult for the lay person to understand. It is through Shinran Shonin that these teachings have been made comprehendible and relevant to our daily lives.
While most think of Buddhism only as it is related to death, on the contrary, Jodo Shinshu emphasizes our lives here and now.
Please come by and visit our temple during Sunday service or regular office hours. Our minister, Reverend Hiroko Maeda, speaks English and will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
E Komo Mai!