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PBA Lighting Our Way Banquet is Nov. 18; registration extended through Nov. 14

Registration deadline extended to November 14!   Pacific Buddhist Academy’s annual Lighting Our Way Banquet will be held on Friday, November 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Waialae Country Club. Lighting Our Way recognizes inspirational individuals and organizations who exemplify leadership principles and values taught at PBA. Foremost...

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“The Taste of the Nembutsu” — a new message published here each Sunday

We posted previously about The Taste of the Nembutsu, a volume published by the State Ministers’ Association containing dharma talks by active Jodo Shinshu ministers throughout Hawaii. With the partnership and approval of the association and the ministers, we are pleased to publish the dharma talks online in serial fashion....

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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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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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September 2016 Headquarters Update now available

See the September 2016 Headquarters Update for information about: Congratulations to Reverend Satoshi Tomioka Jodo Shinshu Career Development Workshop Jr. YESS Camp 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund Drive 2016-2017 Social Concerns Fund Drive HHMH Minister’s Lay Assistant Retreat PBA Lighting Our Way Banquet To find more issues of Headquarters Update,...

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International Peace Day, September 21 with blue & green dove

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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