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Earth Day Weekend Service and Green Fair is April 23

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portion of flyer from Earth Day Weekend Service & Green Fair 2017

Update: Find photo collages by Ruth Tokumi by clicking on the two thumbnail images: Hawaii Betsuin will mark the 47th anniversary of the first Earth Day with a combined Earth Day Weekend Service on Sunday, April 23 at 9:30 a.m. and a Green Fair in the social hall after the service. We will have two […]

April 2017 Goji now available online

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display case with Betsuin news and announcements (decorative banner)

The April 2017 Goji, the newsletter of the Hawaii Betsuin temple, is now posted to our website in English and Japanese versions. In this issue: Buddha Day Services article Hanamatsuri dharma message by Rev. Kalu BWA News HHMH Green Hongwanji report Girl Scouts Start Worm Composting Project Family Promise article Earth Day Weekend Service & […]

Applicants sought for YBICSE 2017 (Young Buddhist International Cultural Study Exchange)

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Hawaii YBICSE delegation outside Honzan holding orange umbrellas

Source: hongwanjihawaii.com YBICSE, or Young Buddhist International Cultural Study Exchange, is a Hongwanji-sponsored educational trip to Japan for young people in 9th grade through age 25. Participants visit Jodo Shinshu historical sites including the Hongwanji (mother temple) in Kyoto and experience fellowship with new friends from the U.S. mainland, Canada, South America, and Japan. The […]

Enjoy a Taste of Hongwanji & Bazaar 2017 slide show

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social hall filled with rummage sale and shoppers

It’s a wrap! On Sunday, March 26, attendees enjoyed Hawaii Betsuin’s 2017 Taste of Hongwanji & Bazaar under sunny skies. Highlights included delicious food, taiko performances and other entertainment, and bargains at the rummage sale, plant sale, and booths of affiliated groups and fellow temples. Take a tour through the many booths and activities of […]

New Hawaii Betsuin t-shirts to be available at Taste of Hongwanji Bazaar

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Taste of Hongwanji Bazaar March 26, 2017

Be among the first to have the new Hawaii Betsuin t-shirt! They will be available for purchase at the Taste of Hongwanji Bazaar, Sunday March 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The design features a small sagarifuji (the Jodo Shinshu wisteria crest) on the front with the words Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, and an […]

2017 Spring Higan services are March 19 with Bishop Matsumoto

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cropped view of the main altar

You are cordially invited to attend the Hawaii Betsuin’s 2017 Spring Higan Services scheduled for Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM (Japanese language service) and at 9:30 AM (English service). Higan means “other shore” whereas the word Shigan means “this shore.” In the present world, everything is so fast and busy. Sometimes, we only […]

Betsuin Choir throws a Mahalo and Aloha Party for Rev. Satoshi Tomioka

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group photo of choir with Rev. Tomioka in center

Article and photos by Ruth Tokumi On January 26, 2017, Hawaii Betsuin Choir members shared an enjoyable musical evening with Rev. Satoshi Tomioka following choir practice. Tomioka Sensei played his ukulele and led choir members in singing “Shojoji” and “Yuyake Koyake” and one of his favorite gathas, “A Special Place.” Following the presentation of gifts […]

Hoonko Services at Hawaii Betsuin: January 14 & 15, 2017

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Shinran Shonin statue with purple banner

You are cordially invited to attend the Hawaii Betsuin’s 2017 Hoonko Services scheduled for Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday January 15, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Hoonko is an important service for Jodo Shinshu followers as this is the time we express our sincere gratitude to our founder, Shinran Shonin, who dedicated […]

Why do we ring the temple bell 108 times on New Year’s Eve?

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header image featuring the Hawaii Betsuin temple bell, or kansho, outside the main hall

Submitted by Betsuin board member David Atcheson. Hawaii Betsuin celebrated two services for New Year’s 2017: one on New Year’s Eve and one on New Year’s morning. At the conclusion of the New Year’s Eve service just before midnight, attendees filed out of the main temple hall (hondo), each taking a turn to strike the […]