Posts from June 2013

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In the News: 1,400 expected at Obon at Pali temple

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Bon dancers and yagura platform

The following is an excerpt from the Meditations article in the June 22, 2013 edition of the Honolulu Star Advertiser. Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin expects more than 1,400 people at its annual Obon festival Friday and June 29 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. The temple is at 1727 Pali Highway. Obon is a Buddhist festival […]

Rev. Arthur Kaufmann joins Hawaii Betsuin

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cropped view of the main altar

Rev. Arthur Kaufmann, previously a minister at Aiea Hongwanji, is now serving as a minster at Hawaii Betsuin. He received the Honpa Hongwanji’s ministerial training, including Tokudo (ordination) and Kyoshi (certification). Previously, Rev. Kaufmann served Hilo Betsuin as a Minister’s Aide. Welcome aboard, Rev. Kaufmann!