Members of the Hawaii Federation of Buddhist Women’s Associations were joined by Bishop Eric Matsumoto; students, faculty, and staff of Pacific Buddhist Academy; members of the Junior Young Buddhists Association (Jr. YBA); and members of Hawaii Betsuin and other temples in the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade through Waikiki. Many parade participants in the […]
A group of 17 students from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, visited Hawaii Betsuin on the morning of January 14, 2018 as part of a three-week tour in Hawaii to study Buddhism. They were led by Erik J. Hammerstrom, Associate Professor of East Asian and Comparative Religions and a member of Tacoma Buddhist Temple.
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 […]
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.
On April 30, 2017, following Dharma School’s wonderfully musical Eshin-ni/Kakushin-ni Day service which was also dedicated to World Peace, folks headed to the social hall to enjoy more uplifting music at Hawaii Betsuin’s MusicFest. The theme of MusicFest was May Peace Prevail… of Such I Dream in anticipation of Rev. Takamasa Yamamura of Myohoji Mission […]
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 […]
The October 2016 Goji, the newsletter of the Hawaii Betsuin temple, is now posted to our website in English and Japanese versions. In this issue: Dana Awareness Dharma Message from the Rimban Betsuin Blood Drive News from Scouts, Dharma School, and BWA Affirmation Rites Nov. 19 Rev. Tomioka: Permanent Residency! Albert Miyasato Memorial Dharma Session […]
The June 2016 Goji, the newsletter of the Hawaii Betsuin temple, is now posted to our website in English and Japanese versions.
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 […]
Congratulations to UH freshsman Cori Sutton, a former Hongwanji girl scout and graduate of Hongwanji Mission School, on her four-year undergraduate tuition scholarship and early acceptance to the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Cori cites the key role of the Girl Scouts in preparing her for academic and professional success. For more information, see: […]