Honolulu Buddhist Temple

Memorial Service

Worshipping our ancestors is part of our custom. After living in Hawaii, I sense that young Americans do not pay much attention to their ancestors. I also sense that they are not making food or water offerings to their ancestors. This is probably influenced by Christianity
In Christianity, the belief is that Adam and Eve were created by God, and we are their descendants, and have nothing to do with our ancestors. How do Buddhists think? We have a father and a mother. The lives of both our fathers and mothers come together, and we are a product of this union. The same goes for our parents. They are descended from our grandparents. Our lives go back to the beginning of mankind. Life has continued, and the lineage has never been broken. The Japanese say that we are linked to our ancestors, and we are grateful for that.
Among the special prayers that may be requested there are prayers for the health of individuals or families, business success, prayers for safe delivery, infant’s first blessing, prayers for safe travel and a good marriage. Home purification and office blessings may also be requested.Please contact Rev. Yamamura at 808-524-7790 or email info@honolulumyohoji.org for appointment.


Please contact REV. TAKAMASA YAMAMURA AT (808) 524-7790 for making appointment.


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