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New Dharma Light class schedule announced

The Buddhist Study Center’s Dharma Light program has announced its July-December 2016 set of classes, now open for registration. Offerings begin with the annual Summer Session, this year featuring Dr. Jeff Wilson on “Mindfulness & Buddhism in America.” Other course titles include “Buddhist Insights on Current Social Issues,” “Understanding Shin...

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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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The Mission honors Rev. Yoshiko Shimabukuro

Rev. Yoshiko Shimabukuro’s Appreciation Service was held on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at West Kauai Hongwanji Mission (the resident minister is Rev. Tomo Hojo and the president is Mr. Alton Miyamoto). It was a great honor to have Rev. Shimabukuro’s Appreciation Service. We presented her with an...

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Rev. Chikai Yosemori, 1932-2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2016 Rev. Chikai Yosemori, the retired 14th Bishop of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, died on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. He was 84 years old. For all of his 42 years as a minister and his work after retirement, the foundation of Rev. Yosemori’s...

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Mission presents Social Concerns donation for Fiji cyclone relief

Bishop Eric Matsumoto and Dean Sakamoto, Committee on Social Concerns Chair, presented a monetary donation to the American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter, on March 21, 2016. The donation was made towards their International Relief Fund to support relief efforts for damage incurred at Fiji caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston...

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