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Queen Lili’uokalani 100th Anniversary Tribute is Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Queen Lili’uokalani 100th Anniversary Tribute Sunday, October 29, 2017, 9:30AM Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin Buddhist Temple 1727 Pali Highway Public Is Invited (Additional parking available at Kawananakoa School and Hongwanji Mission School) On the 100th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Lili’uokalani’s passing this year, the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii will pay tribute to the […]

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 […]

Registration now open for Dharma Light courses

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Buddhist Study Center (Google Maps image)

The new semester of Dharma Light classes for July-December has started. Already underway at Wahiawa Hongwanji is "Understanding Shin Buddhism: First Steps," but three others offered at the Buddhist Study Center start in the coming weeks. They are: Buddha’s Café Happy Hour, monthly starting September 14, featuring an exploration of The Big Picture: On the […]

Photos from 2017 Peace Walk to Nagasaki Peace Bell

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Photos from the 2017 Peace Walk to the Nagasaki Peace Bell are now available in our Interfaith Events photo gallery. On August 9, 2017, the Three-Petals Peace Partnership of the Quaker Friends, Newman Center (Catholic) and Buddhist Study Center joined with Hawaii Betsuin to hold the 8th annual candlelight peace walk remembering the 72nd anniversary […]

August 9: Multi-faith Peace Walk for 72 years of atomic bombing restraint

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collage: ministers with lanterns, cranes, peace bell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:  Dexter Mar | 808-348-4399 Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin | 1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI 96813 Multi-faith Peace Walk for 72 years of atomic bombing restraint On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the Three-Petals Peace Partnership of the Quaker Friends, Newman Center (Catholic) and Buddhist Study Center will join with Hongwanji […]

Betsuin offers Bon Mairi and Hatsubon memorial services the weekends of July 15 and 22

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cropped view of the main altar

During this Bon season, Hawaii Betsuin is again offering two weekends of combined (multi-family) Bon Mairi and Hatsubon services. These memorial services give people a special moment to reflect, remember, and feel gratitude for family members who came before us. Gathering together provides a chance to be surrounded by the love and support of others […]