On Monday, December 9, Hawaii Betsuin ministers joined with ministers from Hongwanji temples across the state in a walk to raise funds for Pacific Buddhist Academy’s new classroom building.
This year’s Nu‘uanu Valley Interfaith Thanksgiving Service was held Tuesday, November 26 at United Church of Christ on Judd Street. Hawaii Betsuin was among the participating churches and temples, which also included Baha’i Faith Hawaii, First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, Harris United Methodist Church, United Church of Christ, Nu‘uanu Congregational Church, Soka Gakkai International – […]
On November 24, 2013, the sangha came together at the Betsuin on Sunday morning — but not for services. Instead we expressed our gratitude for the temple by dusting, polishing, scrubbing, washing, vacuuming and more! Ruth Tokumi has put together a photo collage of the day. Click the image at right for a larger version. […]
Typhoon Relief The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (or Kyodan) has posted a news item about funds approved for typhoon disaster relief in the Philippines. The article discusses donations approved by the Committee on Social Concerns and recommendations for where individuals can donate. See 2013 Philippines Disaster Relief November 2013 HQ Update The Kyodan’s monthly […]
On November 6, 2013, several Jodo Shinshu ministers attending the International Overseas Propagation Exchange (IHOPE) gathering in Berkeley, CA answered questions in a session broadcast live over the internet. Among the ministers on the panel was our Rinban Tatsuo Muneto, Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin. While there were some audio/visual issues with the live broadcast, the […]
On October 31, 2013, Bishop Eric Matsumoto of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii testified on behalf of the Mission for marriage equality at the Hawaii State House of Representatives. His statement begins: Today, I’d like to express strong support for Senate Bill 1. The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, the largest Buddhist denomination in […]
The November issue of the Hawaii Betsuin newsletter is now available online in English and Japanese versions. Click the links at right or visit our Goji page for links to all recent issues.
Thank you to Reverend Tomo Hojo for taking photos at “Pumpkins, Dharma and Fun,” the 2013 Nembutsu Gathering sponsored by Honolulu Hongwanji District Council on October 27. See the Nembutsu Gatherings photo gallery to view the photos!
The Moiliili Hongwanji Fall Seminar at Buddhist Study Center is Saturday, November 09, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The speaker is Dr. Rosalie Tatsuguchi, author of “Why Smart People do the Same Dumb Things: Causes and Cures from Buddhism & Science.” For more info, see the event flyer. Registration requested by November 1.
The October Goji is now available online in both English and 日本語 versions. Enjoy the many stories and columns about temple activities and our affiliated organizations! The newsletter files are PDF. To view them, you need Adobe Reader. If you need to install or update this application, use the button below.