Posts from July 2016

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Multi-faith Peace Walk on August 9 for 71 years of atomic bombing restraint

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collage: ministers with lanterns, cranes, peace bell

On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, The Three-Petals Peace Partnership of the Quaker Friends, Newman (Catholic) and Buddhist Study Centers will join with Hongwanji Buddhist Temple to hold the 7th annual candlelight peace walk commemorating the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and expressing gratitude for 71 years of nuclear bombing-free life on Earth. […]

Summer Session at BSC: Video available

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Buddhist Study Center (Google Maps image)

[updated July 20] The 2016 Summer Session at the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s Buddhist Study Center (BSC) concluded July 15. The guest scholar was Professor Jeff Wilson, author of Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture. His lectures provide a thorough look at the Mindfulness movement in America today and […]

Green Hongwanji: Betsuin launches a “bring your own CUPs” program

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Green Team sign with team members, including Rev. Tomioka with Disney-esque costume

Buddhist teachings of interconnectedness help us understand that, even though we say ‘throw away,’ there really is no ‘away.’ A new waste-reduction program at Hawaii Betsuin is making it a little bit easier for members to align their actions with this understanding. Encouraged by Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s Green Hongwanji Initiative, the Betsuin has […]