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 […]
Rev. Kauffman explores several terms and their applicability (or not) in a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist context.
Rev. Hagio spoke about Father’s Day and one of the three types of listening attitudes as described by to Rennyo: listening to the teachings alone for our own sake. For information on the other attitudes of listening, see Rev. Hagio’s column in the June 2014 Goji.
Rev. Kauffman gives a talk on the theme “Entrusting” in Jodo Shinshu.
Rev. Hagio spoke about Nirvana Day, on which we commemorate the death of the Shyakamuni Buddha and his entry into Nirvana.
Rev. Soga spoke at our Ho-onko service, the memorial service for Shinran Shonin, founder of Jodo Shinshu.
Rev. Kaufmann relates a story about a sangha member asking, “What do Buddhists believe?” He uses the Golden Chain to explore some answers to this question.