• COVID-19 "What You Need to Know" flyer (Hawaii DOH) thumbnail image

    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 2022 Headquarters Update now available online

    See the April 2022 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: “Dharma Message for a 49th Day Service in honor of the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh” (Part 2) Condolences Ministerial Assignments Congratulations Rev. Kazunori & Mrs. Noriko Takahashi 2022 Living Treasures of Hawai’i™: 2022 Honorees, 2023 Nominations Kahuku Hongwanji...

  • lone cellist amid bombed buildings in Kharkiv, Ukraine - video screenshot from https://youtu.be/lQHzO11LcKU

    Statement on the invasion of Ukraine released by Bishop Matsumoto and Committee on Social Concerns

    From the Office of the Bishop, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Statement on the Invasion of Ukraine March 25, 2022 We have watched in sadness and horror the destruction caused by the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Our hearts go out to all those directly involved in and affected by...

  • Living Treasures 2022 honorees: Kenny Endo, Keali`i Reichel, and Patrick Kirch

    Living Treasures of Hawai’i™ Selects 2022 Honorees

    An innovative Taiko artist. A giant in the field of Polynesian archeology. An award-winning kumu hula and musician.

  • Ka Leo Kahea newsletter (second issue) February 2022 thumbnail image

    Second edition of Ka Leo Kāhea, the new statewide newsletter, is now available online

    The second edition of the new statewide newsletter, Ka Leo Kāhea (The Calling Voice), is now available online as a PDF file (2 MB). Content in the February 2022 edition includes: ALOHA ‘OE, REV. YOSHIAKI FUJITANI Hilo Betsuin Builds the Future with Hilo Hongwanji Preschool Legislative Assembly (Giseikai) Set for...

  • February 2022 HQ Update thumbnail image

    February 2022 Headquarters Update now available online

    See the February 2022 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: “Compassion of My Religion’s Founder” Giseikai Message from the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha Governor General Bishop Chiko Iwagami HHMH 110th Legislative Assembly (Giseikai) Officers, Advisors, and Directors of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii for Year 2022 Condolences Ministerial Assignments...

  • HQ Bookstore new hours February 14, 2022

    Headquarters office and bookstore reopen; new hours posted

    The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii state headquarters office and bookstore reopened on February 14, 2022. Hours are as follows. HQ Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Sunday CLOSED Bookstore Hours Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00...

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    January 2022 Headquarters Update now available online (New Year’s messages)

    See the January 2022 Headquarters Update for the following articles: New Year’s Greetings from His Eminence Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani (English and Japanese) Bishop’s New Year Message HHMH President’s New Year’s Message 2022 Hongwanji Slogan: Connecting with Others More Issues Headquarters Update Newsletter

  • December 2021 HQ Update thumbnail image

    December 2021 Headquarters Update now available online

    See the December 2021 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner Condolence: Rev. Yoshiko Shimabukuro Ministerial Assignments: Reverend Toyokazu Hagio Rev. Jeffrey Soga Selected as Police Chaplain Consolidation: Papa’aloa and Honohina Pearl Harbor Annual Memorial Ceremony The Interfaith Alliance Hawaii Awards for Kapa’a Interfaith Association and Rev. Blayne Higa...

  • Ka Leo Kāhea (The Calling Voice), statewide newsletter, November 2021 - thumbnail image

    First edition of Ka Leo Kāhea, the new statewide newsletter, is now available online

    The inaugural edition of the new statewide newsletter, Ka Leo Kāhea (The Calling Voice), is now available online as a PDF file (1.9 MB). The name of the newsletter is a reference to our Shin Buddhist teaching that reminds us of “Namo Amida Butsu” — the voice/sound of Amida calling...

  • November 2021 HQ Update thumbnail image

    November 2021 Headquarters Update now available online

    See the November 2021 Headquarters Update for the following articles Bishop’s Corner: “Thank You, Thank You and Thank You!” Condolence Interfaith Silent Vigil for Those in Hawaii Who Died Due to Covid-19 2022 Legislative Assembly February 11 & 12, 2022 (Zoom) Committee on Social Concerns: Food Waste Zoom Event April...