Mochitsuki at Aiea Hongwanji

The traditional mochi-pounding ceremony is called Mochitsuki in Japan. Mochi is a traditional food at New Year’s. Here at Aiea Hongwanji, we have modified the traditional method of preparing the mochi by grinding the cooked mochi once before putting it into the usu (stone mortar) for pounding. This shortens the...

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Searching for Yemyo Imamura (Futaba Memorial Lectures, Honolulu)

Searching for Yemyo Imamura — the Search for American Buddhism Re-visiting the Legacy of Hawaii’s Pioneer Bishop     Futaba Memorial Lectures Professor Michihiro Ama, Univ. of Montana Karashima Tsukasa Associate Professor and author of “Immigrants to the Pure Land,” will speak on “Re-visiting the Legacy of Bishop Yemyo Imamura.”...

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61st Jr. YBA State Convention

The Junior YBA State Convention is an annual gathering of the Hawaii Federation of Junior Young Buddhist Associations. The event is organized by Hawaii Federation of Jr. YBAs and hosted by United of Hawaii. For more information, contact: Joy Nishida, Federation Advisor Cell: 371-8849 Email: jwnishida@gmail.com

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Queen Liliʻuokalani Tribute Service

Queen Liliʻuokalani Tribute Service in the Main Temple sponsored by Honolulu Hongwanji Council Queen Liliuokalani portraitOn the 100th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Lili’uokalani’s passing this year, the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii will pay tribute to the Queen by conducting a special 100th anniversary service in her honor. On...

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Peace Prayer event

Hawai’i Conference of Religions for Peace Peace Prayer “Water is Life — Expressing Gratitude to it in Daily Life” With a kenote address by Mr. Chris Cramer (Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center) Program includes Peace Prayers by various faiths, music, and hula. Dinner and refreshments after the program Come and see the...

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Moiliili Hongwanji Fall Seminar: “Caring for Ourselves in Times of Life Cycle Squeeze”

Mo’ili’ili Hongwanji Presents a Fall Seminar "Caring for Ourselves in Times of the Life Cycle Squeeze" Dr. Michael Cheang Human Development & Family Studies University of Hawai’i at Manoa Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:30 – 12:30 p.m. What: Learn what a life cycle squeeze is (It’s not all about money!)...

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Mahatma Gandhi Day and International Day of Nonviolence

Shared at the request of Gandhi International Institute for Peace. 12th Annual Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi Day & International Day of Nonviolence Monday, October 2 | 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Gandhi statue in Kapiolani Park, beachside of the zoo You must be the change you wish to see in...

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BSC Fellowship Club haunted house flyer 2017

BSC Fellowship Club Haunted House (day 2)

Due to popular demand the Buddhist Study Center Fellowship Club is once again doing a haunted house. The theme of the haunted house is Memories of the Deranged. All the fairy tales you knew are not what they seem in this land. This haunted house is escape room themed. Friday,...

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