December 2017 Goji now available online

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The December 2017 Goji, the newsletter of the Hawaii Betsuin temple, is now posted to our website in English and Japanese versions. In this issue: HBC Bodhi Day info BWA Presents Check to Betsuin Dharma Message by Rev. Hasebe Join the BWA at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade! Eitaikyo Service photo collage Futaba Lectures […]

Queen Liliuokalani Tribute Service: video now available

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A video of the complete Queen Liliuokalani Tribute Service at Hawaii Betsuin on October 29, 2017 is now available. The service was one of a number of events around the state in connection with the 100th anniversary of the queen’s passing and was an opportunity to express gratitude for the queen and her encouragement to […]

Hawaii Betsuin BWA donates $15,000 to the temple’s Centennial Project Fund

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Photo by Ruth Tokumi Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin recently kicked off a centennial year of celebrating the 100th anniversary of its widely-recognized temple structure. Hawaii Betsuin also recently started an ambitious centennial fundraising campaign for high priority temple renovations and improvements. Since Hawaii Betsuin’s Buddhist Women’s Association was also established over 100 years ago, current […]

November 2017 Goji now available online

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The November 2017 Goji, the newsletter of the Hawaii Betsuin temple, is now posted to our website in English and Japanese versions. In this issue: Betsuin Eitaikyo Service info with Rev. Muneto bio Rev. Kaufmann dharma message (Eitaikyo) BWA and Dharma School news and events Memories of Sensei Al Bloom plus an excerpt from related […]

Hongwanji in Hawaii pays tribute to Queen Liliʻuokalani

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(A version of this item originally appeared on the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii website.) Update 11/24/2017: A video of the service is now available. The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii celebrated a Queen Liliʻuokalani Tribute Service on Sunday, October 29 at Hawaii Betsuin, the Hongwanji temple on Pali Highway. The service was an opportunity […]

Queen Lili’uokalani 100th Anniversary Tribute is Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Queen Lili’uokalani 100th Anniversary Tribute Sunday, October 29, 2017, 9:30AM Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin Buddhist Temple 1727 Pali Highway Public Is Invited (Additional parking available at Kawananakoa School and Hongwanji Mission School) On the 100th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Lili’uokalani’s passing this year, the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii will pay tribute to the […]

Playlist from the 2017 Peace Day Interfaith Celebration with videos & link to photos

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Hawaii Betsuin with sagarifuji and rainbow peace graphic

The 7th Annual Peace Day Interfaith Celebration sponsored by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii was held at Hawaii Betsuin on September 22, 2017. The program’s theme was “Living Peace” and featured many musical performances. While we did not film the actual performances, we have nevertheless compiled a playlist of various renditions of the songs […]

New paintings of Hō-ō (Phoenix) and Gumyocho (two-headed bird) unveiled at 100th Anniversary Commencement Service

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Hawaii Betsuin officially commenced celebrations of our main temple building’s centennial with a service on September 10, 2017. In attendance was His Eminence Gomonshu Gojun Ohtani, the spiritual head of the Jodo Shinshu denomination of Buddhism. One of many highlights at the service was the unveiling of beautiful new paintings in the altar area. On […]

September 2017 Goji now available online

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The September 2017 Goji, the newsletter of the Hawaii Betsuin temple, is now posted to our website in English and Japanese versions. In this issue: The Gomonshu Visit to Hawaii O-Higan Service September 17 with Rimban K. Ken Fujimoto of San Jose Betsuin Dharma Message: “The Gift” BWA News and Events Golden Chain Grant Opportunity […]