A note from the web editor: We are pleased to share Bishop Matsumoto’s dharma message delivered at Hawaii Betsuin’s Ho’onko service (Shinran Shonin memorial service) on January 9, 2016. Rather than including all the text right here, we are making the Bishop’s message available as a PDF file. This makes it easy for those who […]
Here is the written version of the message delivered by Bishop Eric Matsumoto at Hawaii Betsuin’s New Year’s Day Service on January 1, 2015. Namo Amida Butsu and Happy New Year! As we begin the New Year, on behalf of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, please let me express my most sincere best wishes […]
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Rev. Kauffman speaks about sutras and chants.
Rev. Kauffman’s talk centers around the question of how we come to the Jodo Shinshu teachings.
A hurricane warning provides material for Rev. Hagio’s message, which also discusses the three blind passions of greed, anger, and stupidity (or ignorance).
Rev. Tomioka reflects on the concept of ichigo ichie — the preciousness and uniqueness of every encounter.
Reverend Hojo delivers his last dharma talk at Hawaii Betsuin before his departure for West Kauai Hongwanji.
Rev. Muneto begins his message with a remembrance of the August 6, 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, his hometown. He also touches on the story of Sadako and the thousand paper cranes.
Rev. Kauffman explores several terms and their applicability (or not) in a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist context.