Posts from September 2017

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Playlist from the 2017 Peace Day Interfaith Celebration with videos & link to photos

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Hawaii Betsuin with sagarifuji and rainbow peace graphic

The 7th Annual Peace Day Interfaith Celebration sponsored by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii was held at Hawaii Betsuin on September 22, 2017. The program’s theme was “Living Peace” and featured many musical performances. While we did not film the actual performances, we have nevertheless compiled a playlist of various renditions of the songs […]

New paintings of Hō-ō (Phoenix) and Gumyocho (two-headed bird) unveiled at 100th Anniversary Commencement Service

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Gumyocho, two-headed bird, header image

Hawaii Betsuin officially commenced celebrations of our main temple building’s centennial with a service on September 10, 2017. In attendance was His Eminence Gomonshu Gojun Ohtani, the spiritual head of the Jodo Shinshu denomination of Buddhism. One of many highlights at the service was the unveiling of beautiful new paintings in the altar area. On […]

September 2017 Goji now available online

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display case with Betsuin news and announcements (decorative banner)

The September 2017 Goji, the newsletter of the Hawaii Betsuin temple, is now posted to our website in English and Japanese versions. In this issue: The Gomonshu Visit to Hawaii O-Higan Service September 17 with Rimban K. Ken Fujimoto of San Jose Betsuin Dharma Message: “The Gift” BWA News and Events Golden Chain Grant Opportunity […]