Nishi Hongwanji in Kyoto

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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 […]

Congratulations to Hawaii’s newly ordained Jodo Shinshu priests!

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Charlene Kihara (Hawaii Betsuin), Kerry Kiyohara (Moiliili Hongwanji), and Barbara Brennan (Hawaii Betsuin) in robes at Honzan

Charlene Kihara (Hawaii Betsuin), Kerry Kiyohara (Moiliili Hongwanji), and Barbara Brennan (Hawaii Betsuin) recently returned from Japan as Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha priests. Charlene, Kerry, Barbara, and six candidates from Buddhist Churches of America made up a group traveling to Kyoto in July to pursue the final steps for Tokudo ordination. The candidates trained intensively for […]

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: 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 […]

News from Kyodan: December 2015 HQ Update

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Shinran Shonin statue and palms

The December 2015 Headquarters Update is now available. Content highlights: The Accession Ceremony (Dento Hokoku Hoyo) Minister News: Rev. William Masuda assignment to Makawao Hongwanji Mission Rev. Tatsuo Muneto recognition at the Giseikai Aloha Luncheon and the Living Treasures Recognition Program to be held February 13, 2016 Rev. Blayne Higa to continue his education and training […]

September Goji and Headquarters Update now available online

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display case with Betsuin news and announcements (decorative banner)

September 2014 Goji newsletter The Goji is posted! September’s cover story is about our fall Ohigan service guest speaker, Rev. Will Masuda. Other items include messages from our Rimban and executive director; a dharma message from Rev. Kaufmann; updates from BWA and Boy Scout Troop 49; a golf tournament report; and information about the Peace […]

News from Kyodan: Monshu transition in Kyoto

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Shinran Shonin statue and palms

A special August edition of the monthly newsletter from the Kyodan (the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii) features the Ceremony of Transmitting the Jodo Shinshu Tradition (Hoto Keisho Shiki in Japanese) on June 5 and 6, 2014 at Honzan Hongwanji in Kyoto, Japan. The ceremony marked the retirement of His Eminence Monshu Koshin Ohtani and […]