The June 2014 monthly newsletter from the Kyodan (the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii) is now available. The issue includes: Ministerial assignments Message from Mr. Alton Miyamoto 12th State BWA Membership Conference Young adults retreat August 8-11 Young Buddhists beach retreat August 2 Pacific Buddhist Academy seeks new head of school PBA annual fund campaign […]
This year’s Summer Session will be held the evenings of Monday, July 28 through Friday, August 1 at the Buddhist Study Center in Honolulu (1436 University Ave). The speaker will be Reverend Marvin Harada, minister at Orange County Buddhist Temple. His talks will be based on a course he teaches entitled, “Resolving Life’s Problems Through […]
The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Federation of Buddhist Women’s Associations marched to “Share Peace” in the 2014 Pan Pacific Parade. The parade was the evening of June 15, 2014 and the route followed Kalakaua Ave in Waikiki from Fort DeRussy Park to Kapiolani Park. The BWA contingent — which included BWA members, family members, […]
Obon is a time to to reflect on the wonders of human life and to get in touch with the foundation of life, sustained by Amida Buddha’s wisdom and compassion. In memory of our deceased loved ones, we can discover this religious path and live in joy. May this year’s Obon season be a time […]
You can now access online versions of the June 2014 English and Japanese language editions of our monthly Goji newsletter. See the links under the cover image. The cover story is about Bon Dance and Bon Services. Also included is information on planned giving, a dharma message, and columns and news from our regular contributors.
Hawaii Betsuin held its Memorial Day service on May 25, 2014. The Betsuin Choir, led by co-directors Megan Pascual and Mari Murakami and accompanied by organist Francis Okano, sang Go For Broke and the Military Intelligence Theme Song. Veterans in our sangha were honored (see header photo) and Rimban Tatsuo Muneto gave a dharma talk […]