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Kailua Hongwanji awaits word on temple

The new facility will benefit members and senior citizens who participate in day care

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 12, 2013

~~<p>The Kailua Hongwanji Mission hopes to begin construction next month on a new temple at its current location on Kuu&shy;lei Road to better serve members and to provide day care to senior citizens.</p>
<p>Keiji Kukino, president of the Kailua Hongwanji board for the past 10 years, said his temple is the only representative, for residents of Kailua, Kaneohe and Wai&shy;ma&shy;nalo, of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, a statewide organization that follows the Western belief system of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. (The Higa&shy;shi Hongwanji, which follows the Eastern beliefs of Shin Buddhism, has a temple in Kaneohe, he said.)</p>
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The Kailua Hongwanji Mission hopes to begin construction next month on a new temple at its current location on Kuu­lei Road to better serve members and to provide day care to senior citizens.

Keiji Kukino, president of the Kailua Hongwanji board for the past 10 years, said his temple is the only representative, for residents of Kailua, Kaneohe and Wai­ma­nalo, of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, a statewide organization that follows the Western belief system of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. (The Higa­shi Hongwanji, which follows the Eastern beliefs of Shin Buddhism, has a temple in Kaneohe, he said.) Login for more...



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