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
April 27, 2022
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...
March 26, 2022
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...
March 25, 2022
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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...
March 2, 2022
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...
February 18, 2022
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...
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 29, 2021
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...
December 13, 2021
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 23, 2021
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...