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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 […]

November 2017 Goji now available online

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The November 2017 Goji, the newsletter of the Hawaii Betsuin temple, is now posted to our website in English and Japanese versions. In this issue: Betsuin Eitaikyo Service info with Rev. Muneto bio Rev. Kaufmann dharma message (Eitaikyo) BWA and Dharma School news and events Memories of Sensei Al Bloom plus an excerpt from related […]

Hongwanji in Hawaii pays tribute to Queen Liliʻuokalani

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(A version of this item originally appeared on the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii website.) Update 11/24/2017: A video of the service is now available. The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii celebrated a Queen Liliʻuokalani Tribute Service on Sunday, October 29 at Hawaii Betsuin, the Hongwanji temple on Pali Highway. The service was an opportunity […]

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 […]

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:  Dexter Mar kekela23@gmail.com | 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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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 […]

43rd Annual Buddhist Study Center Summer Session begins July 10, 2017

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[This news item first appeared on honganjihawaii.com.] The 2017 Summer Session begins the evening of Monday, July 10 at the Buddhist Study Center, 1436 University Ave in Honolulu. This year’s guest lecturer is the Rev. Sonam Wangdi Bhutia, Head Priest of Kathmandu Hongwanji, Nepal. The session is entitled: “Shin Buddhism in the Land of Shakyamuni” […]