Posts from August 2014

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Support our Betsuin Girl Scouts at their Fundraiser Breakfast

by Stacy Bradshaw

Please come and support our Hawaii Betsuin Girl Scouts!  They will be having a fundraiser breakfast on Sunday, September 21st from 8 am – 11:30 am in the main social hall. Donations received will go towards their upcoming Japan trip in 2015, which will allow our girls to visit Girl Scouts of Fukuoka & Tokyo […]

Save the Date – Hawaii Betsuin Blood Drive

by Stacy Bradshaw

CALLING ALL BLOOD DONORS!!! Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin will be hosting a Blood Drive on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 7:00 am – 3:15 pm in our main social hall. Last year we had one of the most successful Blood Drives on the island with a terrific donor turn out.  We hope to do it […]

Aloha and arigato Reverend Tomo Hojo!

by admin
Kauai map excerpt

On August 10, 2014, Reverend Tomo Hojo delivered his last dharma talk at the Betsuin before he departs for West Kauai Hongwanji. At an Aloha Coffee in the social hall after service, temple members and leaders expressed their appreciation for Rev. Hojo’s service and wished him all the best in his new assignment. Reverend Hojo […]

Betsuin hosts 2014 Peace Walk (includes text of Bishop’s aspiration)

by admin
collage: ministers with lanterns, cranes, peace bell

On August 9, 2014, the Betsuin hosted the annual peace walk to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. The event included a meditative walk around the temple campus with participants carrying lanterns. Each walker rang the kansho (temple bell) once, sending out an expression of peace, before reentering the main temple […]

News from Kyodan: Monshu transition in Kyoto

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Shinran Shonin statue and palms

A special August edition of the monthly newsletter from the Kyodan (the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii) features the Ceremony of Transmitting the Jodo Shinshu Tradition (Hoto Keisho Shiki in Japanese) on June 5 and 6, 2014 at Honzan Hongwanji in Kyoto, Japan. The ceremony marked the retirement of His Eminence Monshu Koshin Ohtani and […]