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** POSTPONED ** Forum on American Buddhism on Feb. 22 at BSC

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EVENT POSTPONED: Update to Come When Rescheduled Dharma Light, a program of the Buddhist Study Center (BSC), presents a forum entitled “American Buddhism: Reinvention or Rediscovery?” on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Panelists are Dr. Jeff Wilson and Dr. George Tanabe, with moderator Rev. Kevin Kuniyuki. The venue is the […]

Honpa Hongwanji “Open Night” at Hawaii Betsuin is February 15

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Throughout the month of February, the seven denominations that make up the Hawaii Buddhist Council will each offer an early evening open house for the community. The Open Night for Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii will be held at Hawaii Betsuin on February 15, 2018 beginning at 6 p.m. Have you been curious about what […]

February 2018 Goji now available online

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The February 2018 Goji, the newsletter of the Hawaii Betsuin temple, is now posted to our website in English and Japanese versions. In this issue: Nirvana Day Dharma message by Rimban Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade BWA News & Events Hongwanji themes and slogans New Year’s Party photos Green Team – April Green Fair and […]

January 2018 Goji now available online

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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 […]

Honpa Hongwanji joins Martin Luther King Jr. Parade 2018

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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 […]

HHMH Joint Conference Sept. 1 – 3, 2018: Save the date and register early!

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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. […]

Bishop Eric Matsumoto delivers New Year’s message on “Interdependency and Harmony”

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Bishop Matsumoto delivers 2018 New Year's message at Hawaii Betsuin

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 […]

December 2017 Goji now available online

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The December 2017 Goji, the newsletter of the Hawaii Betsuin temple, is now posted to our website in English and Japanese versions. In this issue: HBC Bodhi Day info BWA Presents Check to Betsuin Dharma Message by Rev. Hasebe Join the BWA at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade! Eitaikyo Service photo collage Futaba Lectures […]

Queen Liliuokalani Tribute Service: video now available

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A video of the complete Queen Liliuokalani Tribute Service at Hawaii Betsuin on October 29, 2017 is now available. The service was one of a number of events around the state in connection with the 100th anniversary of the queen’s passing and was an opportunity to express gratitude for the queen and her encouragement to […]