May 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Hawaii Betsuin
1727 Pali Hwy
Honolulu, HI 96813
Betsuin Office
(808) 536-7044

Shinran Shonin statue with purple banner

The birthday of the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, Shinran Shonin, is commemorated during the month of May in all Jodo Shinshu temples in Japan and worldwide, including Hawaii and the US mainland. Known as Gotan-e, this is one of the six major services observed annually by Jodo Shinshu temples to honor and pay respect to Shinran Shonin.

We will have both a Saturday evening service and a Sunday morning combined service.

Activity to follow in Social Hall.

Guest Speaker: Rev. Kevin Kuniyuki

Rev. Kevin Kuniyuki

Rev. Kevin Kuniyuki

Rev. Kevin Kuniyuki was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1955. He graduated Waipahu High School 1973 and graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1977. Among his previous places of employment, he was an instructor at the University of Hawaii Department of Electrical Engineering and was a computer consultant from 1980 to 1994. Rev. Kuniyuki was also employed as an instructor at University of Hawaii at Hilo in the Continuing Education and Community Service program. He completed Tokudo in 1994 and graduated from Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin and earned Kyoshi in 1996. Upon his return to Hawaii, he was assigned as an Associate Minister at the Hawaii Betsuin, then as the Resident Minister responsible for the 4-Temple Council, Honomu, Honohina, Papaaloa and Papaikou Hongwanjis. In 2002 he was assigned as the Resident Minister for the Wahiawa Hongwanji, and in 2012 he became the Director of the Buddhist Study Center & Office of Buddhist Education.