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!