After a combined 9:30 a.m. service on Sunday, January 26, the Hawaii Betsuin held its annual membership meeting in the hondo.
On January 20, 2014, the Hawaii Federation of Buddhist Women’s Associations participated in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade from Ala Moana Beach Park to Kapiolani Park. They were joined by students from Pacific Buddhist Academy and ministers, members, and friends of Hongwanji temples. Participants wore purple shirts, passed out colorful origami cranes, and […]
Welcome to Jeris Amazaki, who has joined the Hawaii Betsuin staff as Office Manager. Jeris was previously Office / Business Manager for Paradise Properties, Inc. & Tradition House Foundation, a landscaping company and housing organization. He is a graduate of Aiea High School and has attended Leeward Community College and UH West-Oahu. Jeris grew up […]
The January 2014 monthly newsletter from the Kyodan (the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii) is now available. The issue includes: a New Year’s greetings from the Gomonshu in Japan a New Year’s greeting from Bishop Eric Matsumoto a New Year’s greeting from Kyodan president Alton Miyamoto Living Treasures of Hawaii Recognition Luncheon (Feb 8) Choralfest […]
The Dharma Light program’s schedule of classes for January-June 2014 is now posted! The course titles are: Walking the Eight-fold Path: How to Live the Dharma Amida and Christ: Buddhism in a Christian Land Parenting along the Buddhist Path Understanding Shin Buddhism: First Steps Rituals and Practices of Shin Buddhism Shin Buddhism Group Study: New […]
Thank you to Ralston Nagata for providing recordings of English dharma messages delivered at the Hawaii Betsuin. We have just posted six new messages in the English category on the Dharma Talks page. Happy listening to the dharma!
The Betsuin will observe Ho-onko services on Saturday, January 11 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, January 12 (9:30 a.m.), 2014. The Ho-onko service is the memorial service for Shinran Shonin, founder of Jodo Shinshu, who passed away 750 years ago. At Ho-onko we recall and appreciate Shinran Shonin and listen to the Nembutsu teachings. Our guest […]
Effective January 1, 2014, former Betsuin Office Secretary Stacy Bradshaw has assumed the role of Interim Executive Director. She takes over from Ron Suzuki, who has retired from the role after many years of valuable service to the Betsuin as ED. Ron will continue to serve the Betsuin on a part-time basis while Stacy transitions […]