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.
March 13, 2020
July 26, 2021
See the July 2021 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: An O-Bon Reflection – “Are you connected?” Online Bon Dance Experience 2021 Statewide Newsletter Condolence HHMH Online Communications Team 2nd Annual Ring Your Bell for Peace Day Save the Dates: Summer Dharmathon, August 23-27, 2021 Attachments: Peace Day...
Virtual 58th Annual Lay Convention “Dharma Visibility, Relevance and Engagement” September 10-11, 2021 Hawaii State Federation of Honpa Hongwanji Lay Associations Information about the Virtual 58th Statewide Lay Convention to be held on September 10-11, 2021 via ZOOM, is posted on our website at LayCon2021.org. At the annual convention we...
June 23, 2021
See the June 2021 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: Like a good neighbor, Amida is here! COVID-19 Communications & Resources on HHMH Website Obituary Notices Bishop’s Award for Japanese Language School Students Attachments: BSC 47th Annual Summer Session: flyer | website calendar item BSC Summer Dharmathon: flyer...
Hawaii District Ministers Association to offer Buddhist education series via Zoom, July-December 2021
June 15, 2021
The Hawaii District Ministers Association (HDMA) will present online seminars via Zoom, one Saturday morning per month from July to November 2021. Two additional Nembutsu Seminars will be offered.
June 3, 2021
See the May 2021 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: Congratulations to the PBA Class of 2021! Message from the Governor General of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha Bishop Chiko Iwagami for 2021 PBA Baccalaureate President’s Message for 2021 PBA Baccalaureate Condolences Living Treasures of Hawai’i Special Program Kahuku Hongwanji...
May 20, 2021
It is with deep sadness that we must inform you of the passing of Reverend Yoshiaki Fujitani, the 11th Bishop of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. Rev. Fujitani passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021, at the Kuakini Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, at the age of 97. More detailed...
Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s Living Treasures of Hawai’i™ program, established in 1976, has recognized over 200 individuals who have demonstrated excellence and high achievement in their field of endeavor and who have made significant contributions toward enriching our society. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, in lieu of our...
April 27, 2021
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...
April 24, 2021
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...
March 25, 2021
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