Bishop Matsumoto delivered this invocation at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii on the eve of the opening of a national, traveling exhibit entitled Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience. Oh, Immeasurable Life and Infinite Light (AMIDA), as we gather for the opening of the Exhibit “Courage and Compassion, […]

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Seek guidance!

The following message by Bishop Eric Matsumoto was distributed within the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii community and beyond on August 19, 2017. In this time of uncertainty brought about by nuclear threats, racism, hate, and violence, let us go to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha for guidance. The Buddha of All-Inclusive Wisdom and All-Embracing […]

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What is Most Essential?

A message from Bishop Eric Matsumoto which appears in the book, “The Taste of the Nembutsu,” published in 2016 by the HHMH State Ministers’ Association. The book is a collection of dharma messages by each of the active ministers. To extend the reach of the dharma within these messages, we will publish one per week […]

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2017 Legislative Assembly Special Presentation on “Becoming A More Dharma-centered Organization”   By Bishop Eric Matsumoto (Bolded by the author) Today, I would like to share what I see as the general solution to most, if not all, of our challenges. We must become an even more Dharma-centered Sangha! The answer may sound too simplistic, […]

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Perspective on Peace

A message from Bishop Eric Matsumoto which appears in the book, “The Taste of the Nembutsu,” published in 2016 by the HHMH State Ministers’ Association. The book is a collection of dharma messages by each of the active ministers. To extend the reach of the dharma within these messages, we will publish one per week […]

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A message from Bishop Eric Matsumoto, November 14, 2016   As we witness what is unfolding in our nation after the 2016 elections, there is room for concern as emotions and feelings run high, but let us have faith in ourselves as residents of America and also as humanity. For me, the wise counsel of […]

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