Makawao Hongwanji Mission
Makawao Hongwanji Mission. (Photo courtesy of the temple’s Facebook page)

WHO/WHAT: Makawao Hongwanji Mission on Maui island will stream its Bodhi Day Service, 成道会 (Jōdo-e) or “Attaining Enlightenment Gathering,” featuring guest speaker Rev. Tatsuo Muneto of Honpa Hongwanji Mission, Honolulu.

Bodhi Day commemorates when, 2,500 years ago, young Indian Prince Siddhartha Gautama abandoned his ascetic lifestyle to become the Buddha at age 35, after sitting underneath a Bodhi tree in order to seek true enlightenment (“Bodhi,” now also means “awakening”).

WHERE/WHEN: Live online on Sunday, Dec. 13, from 9-10 a.m., via the mission’s Facebook page (; for recorded version after the event, see the temple’s YouTube channel (

Questions, call Rev. Kerry Kiyohara at (808) 572-7229 [Maui] or email him at


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