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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Bishop Matsumoto presents Kumamoto earthquake relief funds to Japan Consul General Yasushi Misawa

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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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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