Dharma talks by Bishop Eric Matsumoto

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“Interdependency and Harmony,” Bishop Eric Matsumoto at Betsuin New Year’s Service 2018


In 2018, with our hearts and minds illuminated and nurtured by the Light of Buddha’s Wisdom and Compassion, may the virtues of humility, self-reflection, mutual respect, non-violence, and equality arise… A note from the web editor: We are pleased to share Bishop Matsumoto’s New Year’s message delivered at Hawaii Betsuin’s on January 1, 2018. In […]

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 […]

Bishop Eric Matsumoto’s 2015 New Year’s Message


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 […]