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2018 Living Treasures of Hawaii to Be Honored at 43rd Annual Program

NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release January 21, 2018 Contact: Derrick Inouye 808-522-9200, dinouye@honpahi.org 2018 LIVING TREASURES OF HAWAII TO BE HONORED AT 43RD ANNUAL PROGRAM HONOLULU, Hawaii – Masters in the ancient art of Native Hawaiian weaponry and the martial arts, to a teacher who turned her passion for...

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Honpa Hongwanji joins Martin Luther King Jr. Parade; shares messages of peace

Members of the Hawaii Federation of Buddhist Women’s Associations were joined by Bishop Eric Matsumoto; students, faculty, and staff of Pacific Buddhist Academy; members of the Junior Young Buddhists Association (Jr. YBA); and additional temple members in the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade through Waikiki. Many parade participants in...

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Choralfest 2018 is September 29-30 at Hawaii Betsuin

The seventh Choralfest of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii will be held September 29-30 (Saturday-Sunday), 2018 at Hawaii Betsuin in Honolulu. Choralfest is an opportunity for singers to present, as a massed choir, contemporary choral arrangements of Buddhist gathas at a special music service on Sunday. The day before...

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December 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the December 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: In this issue: Legislative Assembly Aloha Luncheon & Living Treasures of Hawaii™ Recognition (Feb. 10, 2018) YESS CAMP 35 (Feb. 17-19, Oahu) Kohala Hongwanji 110th Anniversary Committee on Social Concerns report Lives Remembered: A Tribute to the Fallen of Pearl...

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November 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the November 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: In this Issue Sennyo Gomonshu: Succession to Accession to Official Visitation (2014-2017) Photo collage of the Gomonshu’s visit Reflections on the Gomonshu’s visit  by Claire Tamamoto Ministerial assignment updates for Reverends Sumikawa and Umitani Personnel update for Arthur Nakagawa Honpa...

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New exhibition on the Japanese American WWII experience opens soon; Bishop to give invocation on Nov. 10

The Go for Broke National Education Center has announced that a traveling exhibition entitled “Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience” will visit the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i (JCCH) from November 11 to December 9, 2017. The Bishop of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of...

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Hongwanji in Hawaii pays tribute to Queen Liliʻuokalani

Update 11/24/2017: A video of the complete service is now available on YouTube. 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 to express gratitude for the queen and...

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October 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the October 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: In this Issue First Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Joint Conference (9/1-9/3, 2018) PBA Lighting Our Way Banquet (Nov. 17) Temple Anniversary Celebrations Report from the 2017 Annual Minister’s Lay Assistant Retreat Kauai District Dharma School Sunday and Peace Day...

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

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...

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September 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the September 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: In this issue: Reverend David Nakamoto retirement Passing of Rev. Dr. Alfred Bloom HHMH Minister’s Lay Assistant Retreat: Oct. 13-15 HQ Bookstore update: New wrist-nenju PBA Lighting Our Way Banquet: Nov. 17 Buddhist Study Center Fellowship Club Haunted House: Oct....

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