- October 20, 2018
- 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Kahului Hongwanji Mission
291 South Puunene Avenue
Kahului, HI 96732
- (808) 871-4732
Combined Maui Nembutsu Seminar and Fourth Annual Henry Tasaka Memorial Buddha Fest
Women’s Voices in Buddhism Lecture
October 20: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 21: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Open to the Public, Registration is $15 for Saturday and Sunday(including lunch and refreshments)/$5 for Sunday only (includes lunch and refreshments). Contact Kahului Hongwanji Mission at (808) 871-4732.
Women have been fully involved in Buddhism from the very beginning of the Sangha community as ordained monastic practicers, lay sponsors, and lay supporters.
Yet the history of the participation of women in Buddhism has also been one of cultural and doctrinal gender bias. Women’s voices expressing their unique experiences, views, understanding, and perspectives are rare, as it was mostly men who articulated and chronicled Buddhist doctrine and history.
For this event we welcome two speakers, Rev. Yuika Hasebe and Rev. Mieko Majima, ordained ministers of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, who will share their experience, knowledge, and insight into Buddhism’s past and present–as well as their understanding of the Shin Buddhist Path–from their perspectives as women.
The program will provide an historical survey of women in Buddhism, focusing on the lives of important women practicers from the earliest times, through Eshin-ni and Kakushin-ni, up to the modern era including the formation of the Buddhist Women’s Association), and the importance of women as Buddhist role models in the home.
Our journey will emphasize the ways the Pure Land teachings, especially the Shin Buddhist Path taught by Shinran Shonin, helped to overcome and transcend all types of biases, especially those against women.
To register today or for more information, please contact Kahului Hongwanji Mission via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (808) 871-4732.