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    COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus Communications & Resources

    The Office of the Bishop has initiated a series of memos to district, temple, and affiliated organization leaders to provide guidance in making decisions about temple activities and procedures during the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

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    April 2021 Headquarters Update now available

    See the April 2021 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner : May Day Is Lei Day in Hawaii Obituary Notice Living Treasures of Hawai’i Special Program Origins of State Recognition for Buddha Day In Hawaii “May We Gather,” A National Buddhist Memorial Ceremony For Asian American Ancestors: May...

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    “May We Gather” Memorial Ceremony to Be Livestreamed on May 4 from Higashi Honganji in Los Angeles

    May We Gather is the first national Buddhist memorial service in response to anti-Asian violence. This event is promoted by Dr. Duncan Ryuken Williams, Dr. Funie Hsu, and Ms. Chenxing Han and supported by many Buddhist partner temples, organizations, and individuals. Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii is also endorsing and...

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    March 2021 Headquarters Update now available

    See the March 2021 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner (Buddha Day message) Bishop’s Statement Against Anti-Asian Violence Ministerial Assignments Condolences Communications & Resources on Covid-19 More Issues Headquarters Update Newsletter

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    Bishop Matsumoto releases a statement against anti-Asian violence

    From the Office of the Bishop, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Statement Against Anti-Asian Violence March 21, 2021 The recent killing of eight people in a series of mass shootings that took place at Asian-owned spas in Atlanta, Georgia are both shocking and horrifying. We mourn the loss of life...

  • thumbnail image - HQ Update Newsletter, February 2021

    February 2021 Headquarters Update now available

    See the February 2021 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: Excerpts From Bishop’s Messages Of The 109th Legislative Assembly Giseikai Message From The Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha Governor General Bishop Chiko Iwagami HHMH 109th Giseikai Legislative Assembly Officers, Advisors, And Directors Of Honpa Hongwanji Mission Of Hawaii For Year...

  • flyer thumbnail image - search for bone marrow donor candidates for BCA member Paul Goodman (FB)

    Urgent Search for Bone Marrow Donor Candidate

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Nainoa A.H. Wong Community Engagement Representative Be The Match Hawaii office 808-547-6154 mobile 285-4497 bethematchhawaii.org facebook.com/bethematchhawaii Donor Drive for Paul Goodman Young Man of Jewish (Ashkenzai) and Japanese Descent in Urgent Need of Bone Marrow Transplant Honolulu – Be The Match Hawaii...

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    January 2021 Headquarters Update now available

    See the January 2021 Headquarters Update for the following articles: New Year’s Greetings from His Eminence Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani Bishop’s Message: Nurtured by Amida Buddha’s Light of Wisdom and Compassion HHMH President’s New Year’s Message 2021 Hongwanji Slogan: Nurturing Empathy and Respect The New Governing Board of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha...

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    December 2020 Headquarters Update now available

    See the December 2020 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: Let’s Persevere! Special Session of Legislative Assembly (11/21/20) Virtual Appreciation Event for Mr. Pieper Toyama, Hawaii Kyodan Outgoing President & Dr. Warren Tamamoto, Hawaii Kyodan Incoming President Legacy Of Gratitude Fund Propagation Program Grant Committee HHMH YouTube Channel...

  • November 2020 Headquarters Update newsletter thumbnail image

    November 2020 Headquarters Update now available

    See the November 2020 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: A suggestion for “Perpetual Chanting of the Sutras (Eitaikyo)” Condolence: Reverend Arthur Marutani Ministerial Assignments: Reverend Bruce Nakamura 2021 Legislative Assembly: February 12 & 13, 2021 via Zoom Propagation Program Grant information 2020 Kauai Hongwanji Council Nembutsu Seminar:...

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    Registration for “Remembering Pearl Harbor: Honoring Our WWII Heroes” event

    PRESS RELEASE 12/03/20 The Office of the Bishop is partnering in “Remembering Pearl Harbor: Honoring Our WWII Heroes,” an event to be held online over Zoom on December 7, 2020 beginning at 10:30 a.m. (note new time). (registration is required to receive the Zoom link) From the Event Flyer