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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The following message by Bishop Eric Matsumoto was distributed to all Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii ministers and temple presidents on July 9, 2016.   Dallas, Orlando, Istanbul, Medina, Paris, Charleston, Oak Creek, San Bernardino and the list goes on and on. Each day, I start by watching the news for a few minutes to […]

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Bishop Eric Matsumoto was a panelist at the 2016 Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival in a session entitled, “Japanese Buddhist Adaptations for the Future.” The session was one of seven offered at the Buddhism in Hawaii stage emceed by Dr. George Tanabe. Other sessions addressed Buddhist temples in Hawaii, meditation and mindfulness, socially engaged Buddhism, […]

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