Charlene Kihara, Kerry Kiyohara, and Barbara Brennan in priestly robes

Congratulations to Hawaii’s newly ordained Jodo Shinshu priests!

Charlene Kihara (Hawaii Betsuin), Kerry Kiyohara (Moiliili Hongwanji), and Barbara Brennan (Hawaii Betsuin) recently returned from Japan as Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha priests. Charlene, Kerry, Barbara, and six candidates from Buddhist Churches of America made up a group traveling to Kyoto in July to pursue the final steps for Tokudo ordination....

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July 2016 Headquarters Update now available

See the July 2016 Headquarters Update for information about: A humble request for a moment of reflection Official announcement of new official Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii website Rev. Yoshiko Shimabukuro receives Honzan Hosho Federation of Jr. YBA convention report Committee on Social Concerns Condolences To find more issues of...

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Summer Session videos: Dr. Jeff Wilson on mindfulness

[updated July 16] The Buddhist Study Center (BSC) is streaming video on its YouTube channel for this week’s Summer Session, July 11-15, 2016, featuring talks by Dr. Jeff Wilson. Videos are also available later on demand. Lecture 1: “What is Mindfulness?” Monday, July 11. We start the video with BSC...

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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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