Posts from November 2016

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Don’t miss the Dharma School wreath when you visit Honolulu City Lights

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wreath detail including quote, "Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." - Buddha

The Hawaii Betsuin Dharma School has entered the 2016 City and County of Honolulu 31st Annual Holiday Wreath Contest! Wreaths are on exhibit in the Lane Gallery of Honolulu Hale during Honolulu City Lights from December 3, 2016 to January 2, 2017. Here is how the wreath is described on the entry form: Buddha reached […]

PBA new classroom building update / One-lane driveway access

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Pacific Buddhist Academy school bus

The new classroom building for Pacific Buddhist Academy (PBA), which shares our temple campus, is beginning to take shape. The foundation for the first floor is almost complete. Work on the retaining walls continues. In spite of winter approaching, the construction team is making progress every day toward opening the building in autumn 2017. The […]

Understanding Shin Buddhism class starts Saturday, Nov. 12 at Betsuin

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Shinran Shonin statue and palms

Hawaii Betsuin is pleased to host the Dharma Light class “Understanding Shin Buddhism: First Steps” starting Saturday morning, November 12, 2016. Instructors are Hawaii Betsuin’s Barbara Brennan & Charlene Kihara, newly ordained as Jodo Shinshu priests (see photo below) and Minister Lay Assistant Dexter Mar. The class is 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. on six […]

Slots remain for Betsuin Blood Drive on Sat. Nov 12 — sign up today!

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Give blood. Give life.

You can still sign up for Betsuin’s 4th Annual Blood Drive on Saturday, November 12 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main social hall. Most openings are in the mid portion of the day. To schedule your donation contact Cheryl Sora (382-9561 or or Miki Saito (221-0137 or Food donations for […]