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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: 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 […]

October 2016 Goji now available online

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display case with Betsuin news and announcements (decorative banner)

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 […]

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 […]

Former Hongwanji girl scout awarded UH scholarship, spot in medical school

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Girl Scouts header image

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: […]