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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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August 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the August 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Message from Bishop Eric Matsumoto: Seek guidance! Message of Appreciation from Honzan Report from 2017 Young Buddhist International Cultural Study Exchange (YBICSE) Family Promise Update – July 2017 Hawaii Kyodan September Events Listing

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Betsuin hosts annual Peace Walk to Nagasaki Peace Bell

On Wednesday, August 9, the Three-Petals Peace Partnership — the Quaker Friends, Newman Center (Catholic), and Buddhist Study Center — joined with Hawaii Betsuin for the 8th annual candlelight peace walk to the Nagasaki Peace Bell near Honolulu Hale. The event was held on the 72nd anniversary of the atomic...

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Bishop Eric Matsumoto and Hawaii Betsuin minister Rev. Joshin Kamuro at Hiroshima Peace Bell with strings of cranes with attached sign saying "Pacific Buddhist Academy"

Service at Hiroshima Peace Bell in Honolulu is an expression of interfaith unity for peace

A diverse crowd of religious leaders, public officials, representatives of various Japan-Hawaii organizations, and other peace builders gathered under trees along Nuuanu Stream on August 7, 2017 for the 28th annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service. The event was hosted at Hiroshima Peace Bell by the Izumo Taishakyo Mission with...

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July 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the July 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: His Eminence Monshu Kojun Ohtani’s Official Visit to Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, Sept. 5-11, 2017 Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii First Joint Conference, Sept. 2018 2018 Joint Conference Flyer

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Rev. Sonam Bhutia wearing lei at podium during Summer Session 2017

Summer Session 2017 videos: Jodo Shinshu in the Land of Shakyamuni with Rev. Sonam Bhutia

[updated with new video links, July 27, 2017] The Buddhist Study Center (BSC) streamed video on its YouTube channel for this week’s Summer Session, July 10-14, 2017, featuring talks by Rev. Sonam Wangdi Bhutia, Head Priest – Kathmandu Hongwanji, Nepal. Videos are available on demand. Lecture 1: Life as a...

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43rd Annual Buddhist Study Center Summer Session begins July 10, 2017

The 2017 Summer Session begins the evening of Monday, July 10 at the Buddhist Study Center, 1436 University Ave in Honolulu. This year’s guest lecturer is the Rev. Sonam Wangdi Bhutia, Head Priest of Kathmandu Hongwanji, Nepal. The session is entitled: “Shin Buddhism in the Land of Shakyamuni” On Monday...

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