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Buddhist Wisdom & Compassion reaches Capitol Hill

On Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., January 3, 2017, Amida Buddha’s Wisdom and Compassion were heard by members of the 115th Congress, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who had gathered for a Bipartisan Prayer Service at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. At the prayer service, which also included the Christian...

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2017 Living Treasures of Hawaii to Be Honored at Annual Gala

NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release January 3, 2017 Contact: Arthur Nakagawa 808-522-9200 hqbus@honpahi.org HONOLULU, Hawaii – Whether through flowers, music, philanthropy, or preservation of culture and history, this year’s Living Treasures of Hawaii honorees have enriched our community through their unique talents and selfless giving. The five individuals chosen...

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December 2016 Headquarters Update now available

See the December 2016 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Ministerial Assignments Hilo Betsuin’s 100th Memorial Service for Lili’uokalani, Queen Of Hawaii 2016 Veteran’s Day Parade Living Treasures of Hawaii Recognition Jodo Shinshu Career Development Workshop workshop flyer registration form YESS Camp 34 registration form buy an ad in the...

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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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Minister's Lay Assistant Retreat at Buddhist Study Center, Nov 4-6, 2016

Minister’s Lay Assistant Retreat Held at the Buddhist Study Center

Prospective Minister’s Lay Assistants gathered for a retreat at the Buddhist Study Center from November 4 to November 6, 2016. The purpose of the Retreat was to provide the opportunity to review and enrich the participants’ skills and knowledge associated with Jodo Shinshu and the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha. The retreat...

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Hongwanji Hawaii provides Kumamoto earthquake relief funds

On September 26th, Bishop Eric Matsumoto and Reverend Toshiyuki Umitani presented a donation of $21,403.50 for Kumamoto earthquake relief from the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii to Consul General Yasushi Misawa, the Consulate General of Japan. HHMH collected a total amount of $46,403.50 of which $25,000 was provided directly to...

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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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