Posts from June 2014

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News from Kyodan: June 2014 HQ Update

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Shinran Shonin statue and palms

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 […]

Re-post: Register for BSC Summer Session (July 28-August 1)

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Buddhist Study Center (Google Maps image)

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 […]

Photos: Hawaii Federation of BWAs in 2014 Pan Pacific Parade

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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, […]

Bon dance and service schedule for 2014

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Obon dancers at Betsuin with yagura and lights at twilight

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 […]

June 2014 Goji newsletter

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display case with Betsuin news and announcements (decorative banner)

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.

Choir sings, veterans honored at 2014 Memorial Day service

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sangha veterans in gassho facing the sangha

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 […]