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PBA new classroom building update / One-lane driveway access

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Pacific Buddhist Academy school bus

The new classroom building for Pacific Buddhist Academy (PBA), which shares our temple campus, is beginning to take shape. The foundation for the first floor is almost complete. Work on the retaining walls continues. In spite of winter approaching, the construction team is making progress every day toward opening the building in autumn 2017. The […]

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” […]

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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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. […]

June 2015 Goji newsletter is now online

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You may now view the June 2015 Goji, the newsletter of the Hawaii Betsuin temple, online in English and Japanese versions. In this issue: Obon festival background and schedule Rimban and Fukurimban’s columns Aloha for Nepal update Boy Scouts update A letter from Brazil News from BWA, Dharma School, Boy Scouts PBA Capital Campaign update

Betsuin encourages donations to PBA Capital Campaign with $100,000 matching fund

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PBA logo with flags in courtyard

Hawaii Betsuin is responding to a call from the State Ministers’ Association for all temples to donate to Pacific Buddhist Academy’s fundraising efforts for a new school building. The school is seeking to close its Capital Campaign this year and construct the building in 2016. PBA has raised $6.4 million to date but still needs […]

April 2015 newsletters from the Betsuin and Mission headquarters now online

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Shinran Shonin statue and palms

April 2015 Goji (our temple newsletter) You may now view the April 2015 Goji, the newsletter of the Hawaii Betsuin temple, online in English and Japanese versions. In this issue: Buddha Day services information (April 5 & 12) Betsuin Dharma Discussion II starting May 1 Rimban’s Column Introducing Colleen Kunishige, Office Manager News from BWA, Dharma School, […]

Ministers’ car wash raises funds for new PBA building

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PBA logo with flags in courtyard

The Honolulu District Ministers Association held a car wash to benefit Pacific Buddhist Academy’s Capital Campaign on Sunday, January 18, 2015. The ministers were assisted by PBA staff and students and YBA. We received the following note of appreciation from the association via Rev. Yuika Hasebe and Rev. Satoshi Tomioka: Dear Hawaii Betsuin Board and […]

September Goji and Headquarters Update now available online

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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 […]

Peace Day Interfaith Celebration is Friday, Sept. 19

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2014 Peace Day Interfaith Celebration: “Sharing Peace” Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm Place: Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, 1727 Pali Highway Free and open to the public Please join us for the 4th Annual Peace Day Interfaith Celebration sponsored by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. Co-sponsors include: Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, […]