The January 2018 Goji, the newsletter of the Hawaii Betsuin temple, is now posted to our website in English and Japanese versions. In this issue: Betsuin staff and ministers New Year’s message New Year’s message from the Gomonshu Message from HHMH President HANDBELLS poem Dharma School News “Run for Peace” fundraising report “Going Green” at […]
Members of the Hawaii Federation of Buddhist Women’s Associations were joined by Bishop Eric Matsumoto; students, faculty, and staff of Pacific Buddhist Academy; members of the Junior Young Buddhists Association (Jr. YBA); and members of Hawaii Betsuin and other temples in the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade through Waikiki. Many parade participants in the […]
A group of 17 students from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, visited Hawaii Betsuin on the morning of January 14, 2018 as part of a three-week tour in Hawaii to study Buddhism. They were led by Erik J. Hammerstrom, Associate Professor of East Asian and Comparative Religions and a member of Tacoma Buddhist Temple.
Adapted from the October 2017 Headquarters Update, newsletter of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii: FIRST HONPA HONGWANJI MISSION OF HAWAII JOINT CONFERENCE We are excited to announce the First Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Joint Conference. Here is the schedule and registration form. This was also sent to the temple ministers and presidents through email. […]
In 2018, with our hearts and minds illuminated and nurtured by the Light of Buddha’s Wisdom and Compassion, may the virtues of humility, self-reflection, mutual respect, non-violence, and equality arise… At Hawaii Betsuin’s 2018 New Year’s Day Service, Bishop Eric Matsumoto delivered a message entitled, “Interdependency and Harmony.” In the message, Bishop Matsumoto notes the […]