Posts from January 2015

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The Dharma Light Program class schedule is now posted!

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Buddhist Study Center (Google Maps image)

The Dharma Light Program — now offered through the Buddhist Study Center — offers classes on general and Shin Buddhism for those new to Buddhist concepts and those who wish to renew their studies of Buddha’s teachings. Many classes are at the Buddhist Study Center across from UH Manoa on University Avenue and some are […]

Registration now open for 6-sessions on Shoshinge / Happiness in Mindfulness

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front view of the Annex Temple at twilight

Join the Betsuin’s chief minister (Rimban) Tatsuo Muneto and other participants for the six-week session on Happiness in Mindfulness – Essence of Shoshinge. In his text Shoshinge, Shinran Shonin explains how joy arises in our mind and heart. We will explore this text and also learn what the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Gyomei Kubose […]

News from Kyodan: January 2015 HQ Update, new Facebook page

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Shinran Shonin statue and palms

The January 2015 Headquarters Update is now available. Content highlights: New Year’s greetings from Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani, Bishop Eric Matsumoto, Kyodan Presdient Pieper Toyama Introduction of Kyodan’s new five-year theme (“Embrace Change”) and slogan (in 2015, “Awareness”) You can find additional past issues of HQ Update on the website of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii […]

Bishop’s 2015 New Year’s message posted

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cropped view of the main altar

Bishop Eric Matsumoto delivered the English language New Year’s message at Hawaii Betsuin’s 2015 New Year’s Day service. The Bishop graciously agreed to provide the written text of his message for posting to the Betsuin website. Read Bishop Matsumoto’s New Year’s Day message » Rimban Tatsuo Muneto delivered the Japanese language New Year’s message. When audio […]