Watch live video of the Jodo Shinshu Accession Ceremony

Hongwanji world headquarters in Kyoto, Japan provides livestreaming video of the Commemoration on the Accession of the Jodo Shinshu Tradition. If you access the web pages while the services are underway (see Livestream Access Links below), you may watch and hear them as they happen. Services start at 2 p.m....

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Choralfest 2016 videos now available on YouTube

Choralfest 2016, the sixth Choralfest of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, was held at Hawaii Betsuin in Honolulu on September 24-25, 2016. On Sunday, a special music service open to all featured the combined voices of many Hongwanji singers singing “I Dream a World,” “Where Oh Where?,” “Entrusting Heart,”...

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2016 Peace Day events around the Islands

In 2007, Hawaii became the first state to recognize Peace Day. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations...

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August 2016 Headquarters Update now available

See the August 2016 Headquarters Update for information about: Condolences Tokudo Choralfest Music Service at Hawaii Betsuin HQ Bookstore Update Committee on Social Concerns PBA Building Construction Update: Exciting News! 2016 Peace Day Interfaith Celebration Roman Catholic Deacons’ Visit 2017 HHMH Accession Ceremony Tour To find more issues of Headquarters...

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Peace Day Interfaith Celebration is Friday, Sept. 16.

Please join us for the 6th Annual Peace Day Interfaith Celebration sponsored by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii and seven co-sponsors. The event is hosted at the Hawaii Betsuin temple on Pali Highway and begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 16. The service will feature speakers and musical...

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Summer Session videos: Dr. Jeff Wilson on mindfulness

[updated July 16] The Buddhist Study Center (BSC) is streaming video on its YouTube channel for this week’s Summer Session, July 11-15, 2016, featuring talks by Dr. Jeff Wilson. Videos are also available later on demand. Lecture 1: “What is Mindfulness?” Monday, July 11. We start the video with BSC...

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June 2016 Headquarters Update now available

See the June 2016 Headquarters Update for information about: New HHMH committees formed by 2016 Legislative Assembly action (Green Hongwanji Committee, Technology For Remote Communication Committee) National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Memorial Day Service The 58th Annual Honpa Hongwanji Ministers’ Association Seminar HQ Bookstore Update (“Pictorial Hongwanji”) The Taste...

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