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March 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the March 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: YBICSE – Young Buddhist International Cultural Study Exchange, July 10-22, 2017 Live Video of the Jodo Shinshu Accession Ceremony, March 30, 2017 Buddhism, Mindfulness, & Psychotherapy with Dr. Mark Unno on March 25 PBA Taiko Festival on April 9 Hawaii...

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February 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the February 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: “A Way of Living as A Nembutsu Follower” by Monshu OHTANI Kojun, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Reverend Tetsuun Ama Obituary Notice Ministerial Assignments for Rev. Jeffrey Soga and Rev. Shindo Nishiyama Giseikai Legislative Assembly resolutions discussed, including Statement Regarding Presidential Executive...

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Accession Ceremony tour group from Hawaii at Honzan, October 2016

Report from the HHMH Spiritual Enrichment and Fellowship Tour

The Commemoration on the Accession of the Jodo Shinshu tradition (Accession Ceremony) or Dentō Hōkoku Hōyō started on October 2, 2016 and continues until May 2017. This special observance is being conducted before Amida Buddha and Shinran Shonin at the Main Temple (Honzan) in Kyoto to formally announce that His...

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November 2016 Headquarters Update now available

See the November 2016 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Let Us Consider… (post election message from the bishop) HHMH Spiritual Enrichment and Fellowship Tour It’s a Girl! Congratulations to Rev. & Mrs. Daido Baba Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund Buddhist Study Center Fellowship Club Participates in a Young Person’s Fundraiser...

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October 2016 Headquarters Update now available

See the October 2016 Headquarters Update for information about: Condolence: Mrs. Amy Reiko Nakanishi Live Video of the Jodo Shinshu Accession Ceremony Bishop Matsumoto’s Message for 2016 Gandhi Day in Hawaii Jodo Shinshu Correspondence Course Poster Contest Hawaii Betsuin Hondo Resounds with Choralfest 2016 HHMH Minister’s Lay Assistant Retreat 2017...

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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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Charlene Kihara, Kerry Kiyohara, and Barbara Brennan in priestly robes

Congratulations to Hawaii’s newly ordained Jodo Shinshu priests!

Charlene Kihara (Hawaii Betsuin), Kerry Kiyohara (Moiliili Hongwanji), and Barbara Brennan (Hawaii Betsuin) recently returned from Japan as Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha priests. Charlene, Kerry, Barbara, and six candidates from Buddhist Churches of America made up a group traveling to Kyoto in July to pursue the final steps for Tokudo ordination....

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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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Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund launched; runs through June 30, 2016

Earthquakes on April 14 and April 16 in the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan killed scores of people and caused extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure. Nearly 400 Hongwanji temples suffered damage, up to and including structural collapse. Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (HHMH) is sending an initial donation of $5,000...

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