buddhism in hawaiiBuddhism in Hawaii:

  • Number of Buddhist centers: 71
  • Portion of the population that identifies as Buddhist: 8%
  • Number of students enrolled at Pacific Buddhist Academy, a college preparatory high school in Honolulu: 68
  • Year of establishment of the first Buddhist temple in the Hawaiian Islands by Rev. Soryu Kagahi, a Japanese Jodo Shinshu priest: 1889
  • Approximate number of elderly and disabled people currently served by Project Dana, a statewide home visit and transportation program started by the Moiliili Hongwanji Mission temple: 1,000
  • Weight of a sacred bronze bell (bon-sho) that hangs in the Bell House of the Byodo-In Temple at the Valley of the Temples Memorial Park in Kaneohe, Oahu Island: 3 tons
  • Number of Tricycle subscribers: 153

View past installments of Buddhism by the Numbers: The Economics of Mindfulness, California, Virginia, KentuckySouth Korea, and the African Great Lakes Region

Data from BuddhaNet’s World Buddhist Directory, the Pew Research Center, Pacific Buddhist Academy, Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, Honolulu Magazine, and USA Today.

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