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Join us June 11 for our Graduates’ Service!

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Hawaii Betsuin's Graduates' Service banner

On Sunday, June 11, Hawaii Betsuin will hold a combined adult / Dharma School service at 9:30 a.m. featuring our Class of 2017 graduates! Please join us as we honor Chika Matsumoto, Tyler Onishi, Branden Tsuji-Jones, and Kylie Yamanouchi.

Temple Closure Due to Termite Fumigation: May 31 – June 3

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termite silhouette with line through it over background of temple architectural detail

The following article by Stacy Bradshaw appeared in the May 2017 Goji newsletter as an insert. Happy May, Everyone! Hope everyone is  enjoying the cooler spring weather before the  hot of summer. As the completion of the new  PBA building draws closer (scheduled  completion in August), the temple facilities and  finance committees have been working […]

Betsuin to Observe Shinran’s Birthday with Services on on May 20 and 21

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Shinran Shonin statue with purple banner

We will observe Gotan-e at the Hawaii Betsuin with the Gotan-e Otaiya on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm and on Sunday, May 21st with a combined service at 9:30 am. The guest speaker will be Rev. Kevin Kuniyuki, director of the Buddhist Study Center (see bio below). Please join us in commemorating the […]

Join us April 30 for Eshinni-Kakushinni Service and MusicFest

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images of Eshinni and Kakushinni

This article by Fujiko Motobu appeared in the April 2017 Goji newsletter. It has been modified slightly for web use. Hawaii Betsuin BWA will sponsor the annual Eshinni-Kakushinni Day service on April 30 at 9:30 a.m. with the Dharma School students and families, under the supervision of Laura Nakasone. Dharma School will take the lead […]

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 […]

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 […]