Posts from August 2013

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September Goji newsletter now available

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The September 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.

Betsuin volunteer appreciation luncheon is October 2

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[This item comes from the September 2013 issue of the Goji.] In this modern materialistic world, all too often acts of selfless giving (the Buddhist concept of Dana) are not given enough attention by us. We should all strive to develop and nourish this spirit of doing something for others without any expectation of something […]

Hawaii Betsuin has a new website

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Welcome to the new website for the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin! Notice that our web address is now We hope you find the additional information about the temple and Jodo Shinshu Buddhism helpful, as well as improved features for news & announcements and the calendar of events. Please take a few minutes to tour […]

2013 Betsuin Golf Tournament a Winning Day

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For the past 17 years, golfers have come together at the Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin Golf Tournament. On Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Ala Wai Golf Course, 186 golfers headed out in their carts for a 3-person modified scramble.

Robert Cody installed as new head of Pacific Buddhist Academy

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PBA logo with flags in courtyard

Robert Cody was officially installed as Pacific Buddhist Academy’s new head of school at a ceremony on August 6 in the Hawaii Betsuin hondo (main temple hall). Mr. Cody was presented gifts by representatives from various groups within the PBA sangha. Following the ceremony were a reception and parent meeting in the social hall on […]

Rev. Satoshi Tomioka joins Hawaii Betsuin

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cropped view of the main altar

The Betsuin welcomes Reverend Satoshi Tomioka as an associate minister as of August 1, 2013. Rev. Tomioka is from Shimane in the southern part of Japan. He finished his studies at Ryukoku University in Kyoto and his major was Shin Buddhism. After Tokudo ordination and Kyoshi certification, he took part in the IMOP (International Ministerial […]