Monshu’s Messages

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Centennial Commencement Service messages from the Gomonshu, Bishop, Rimban, and temple president — 09/10/17

Hawaii Betsuin was honored to have Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani in attendance for our 100th Anniversary Commencement Service, the official start to celebrations marking the centennial of our main temple building. The Gomonshu is a direct descendant of Shinran Shonin and has assumed the responsibilities of the 25th Monshu as the Spiritual Leader of the Jodo […]

The Buddha’s Wish for the World


Part 1 of 6, “What is the Buddha’s wish?,” recorded September2, 2009, with voiceover narration in English. Monshu Koshin Ohtani, the 24th head minister of Jodo Shinshu (Shin Buddhism) and author of The Buddha’s Wish for the World, talks about Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, Amida Buddha, and the teachings of Shinran Shonin. For all six video […]