Waipahu Hongwanji

          Buddhist Temple




Aloha, my name is Jeffrey Daien Soga, Waipahu Hongwanji Mission’s new Resident Minister.   I will also be assigned to Waianae Hongwanji Mission.

I was born in Miyoshi-shi, Hiroshima-Ken, Japan, and graduated from Joge High School.   After graduating from Ryukoku University in Kyoto majoring in Buddhism, I came to Hawaii as an overseas minister to Honpa Hongwanji Mission in February 1985.

My ministry in Hawaii has taken me to Hilo Hongwanji Betsuin (1985-1990), Puna, Pahala, and Naalehu Hongwanji Missions (1990-2001), Kahalui and Lahaina Hongwanji Missions (2001-2003), and most recently, back to Hilo Hongwanji Betsuin (2015-2017) where as Rimban,  I was in charge with the operations of Hongwanji missions in towns such as Papaikou, Honomu, Honohina, Papaaloa,

My wife, Kumiko, is also an ordained minister and we have 4 grown children, a boy and 3 girls.   They each are living a life of their own.

We are very grateful to be here and look forward to seeing all of you soon.

Yoroshiku Onegai Itashimasu.

Sincerely and In Gassho,

Reverend Jeffrey Daien Soga

Welcome    ようこそ。

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“... and may we all attain the perfect peace.”    Golden Chain


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                                July 2017

July 2:  Sunday Service, 8:30 am 

July 8:   O Bon:   Hatsubon Service:   6:00 pm

                                Dance:   7:00 pm

July 9:  No Service, O Bon Clean - up  

July 16:  O Bon Family Service, 8:30 am

July 23:  Sunday Service:   8:30 am

July 30:   Sunday Service:   8:30 am









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