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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 […]

New Dharma Light class schedule announced

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Buddhist Study Center (Google Maps image)

The Buddhist Study Center’s Dharma Light program has announced its July-December 2016 set of classes, now open for registration. Offerings begin with the annual Summer Session, this year featuring Dr. Jeff Wilson on “Mindfulness & Buddhism in America.” Other course titles include “Buddhist Insights on Current Social Issues,” “Understanding Shin Buddhism: First Steps,” and “Pure […]

News from Mission Headquarters: June 2016 HQ Update

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Shinran Shonin statue and palms

The June 2016 Headquarters Update from the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii is now available. Content highlights: New HHMH committees formed by 2016 Legislative Assembly action (Green Hongwanji Committee, Technology For Remote Communication Committee) National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Memorial Day Service The 58th Annual Honpa Hongwanji Ministers’ Association Seminar HQ Bookstore Update (“Pictorial Hongwanji”) […]

News from Mission Headquarters: May 2016 HQ Update

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Shinran Shonin statue and palms

The May 2016 Headquarters Update from the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii is now available. Content highlights: Governor General’s Message on the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund Governor General’s Message on the PBA Graduation The Accession Ceremony Tour (see also accession ceremony flyer, March/April 2017) BSC Summer Session 2016 “Mindfulness and Buddhism in America” […]

Hongwanji Hawaii launches Kumamoto Earthquake Relief special collection

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three images of 2016 Kumamoto earthquake damage

Earthquakes on April 14 and April 16 in the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan killed scores of people and caused extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure. Nearly 400 Hongwanji temples suffered damage, up to and including structural collapse. Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (HHMH) is sending an initial donation of $5,000 from the Social Welfare fund […]

News from Mission Headquarters: April 2016 HQ Update

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Shinran Shonin statue and palms

The April 2016 Headquarters Update from the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii is now available. Content highlights: Condolences The 30th Ministers’ Spouses Seminar on Big Island Social Concern Donation to the American Red Cross Hawaii Faith-Based Summit on Homelessness Appreciation to Rev. Shimabukuro Speaking Engagements by Timber Hawkeye PBA Graduation Calendar Committee

Rev. Chikai Yosemori, 1932-2016

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bodhi tree leaf detail

Rev. Chikai Yosemori, the retired 14th Bishop of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, died on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. He was 84 years old. For all of his 42 years as a minister and his work after retirement, the foundation of Rev. Yosemori’s philosophical beliefs centered around the values of knowledge, respect, and gratitude. […]

News from Mission Headquarters: March 2016 HQ Update

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Shinran Shonin statue and palms

The March 2016 Headquarters Update from the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii is now available. Content highlights: Gomonshu’s Message on the Commemoration on the Accession of the Jodo Shinshu Tradition Hongwanji Sokyoku Administration Changes Social Concerns Donation to Family Promise Rev. Dr. Alfred Bloom Honored by the Institute for Buddhist Studies

News from Mission Headquarters: January 2016 HQ Update

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Shinran Shonin statue and palms

The January 2016 Headquarters Update from the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii is now available. Content highlights: New Year’s messages from the Monshu, Bishop, and HHMH President (also appeared in the Betsuin’s January newsletter) The Accession Ceremony (Dento Hokoku Hoyo) Legislative Assembly Aloha Luncheon and Living Treasures of Hawai’i™ Recognition 12 Million Pounds of Food Distributed […]