Welcome, and thank you for your interest in being a part of Makawao
Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. If you have any questions or concerns
about anything regarding our temple or teachings, please do not
hesitate to contact us.
For your information and clarification, membership will be counted by
family units as defined below, each counting as one (1) family unit:
• Two persons joined in marriage or civil union and their
• A single parent and his/her legal dependent(s)
• A single adult
Dues-paying members (family units), also called Sustaining Members,
shall be the governing body of our temple and the general
management and direction of the temple shall be vested in the
These members, who are willing and able to assist the temple
financially, have voting rights at general membership meetings.
Emeritus Members are long time members who, because of
age/disability, are no longer able to conduct their personal/financial
affairs. No dues are required and they are entitled to all Sustaining
The annual dues for Sustaining Members (family unit) is $240 per year.
Together with the fundraisers, donations, and dana from members and
friends, membership dues are vital to sustaining our temple and its
Financial contributions pay for the day-to-day operations of our temple,
assessment to Honpa, utilities, insurance, minister's salary,
secretary's salary, office supplies, temple repairs, Senior Program,
Dharma School, newsletter, etc.
The complete budget is available at the temple office.
As Jodo Shinshu Buddhists, our greatest benefit is the gift of the
Teachings (Dharma) and the opportunity to live a life of Nembutsu,
peace, compassion, and gratitude.
Additionally, as a Sustaining Member, these other benefits are
available to you:
•immediate access to ministerial services
•voting rights at general membership meetings
•opportunity to be a part of administrative management
•priority enrollment of your child at Makawao Hongwanji Preschool
•Honpa Hongwanji Mission calendar
•use of facilities
•discounted fees for temple services and ceremonies
•opportunity to purchase a niche in the columbarium
•priority enrollment in the Enhanced Fitness Program
We look forward to your participation as a member of our sangha
Please complete and return the Membership Form at your earliest
( Click here to open the Membership Form)