• Mar2020

    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.

  • Feb2023

    Tickets are still available for Ohana Arts updated production of “Peace On Your Wings,” to be presented February 9-11, 2023 at the historic Hawaii Theatre! This short one-weekend run will premiere a newly revised version of the show (with new songs!) that will be taken to Hiroshima this summer for...

  • Jan2023

    See the January 2023 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Kojun Ohtani (English And Japanese) New Year’s Message from Bishop Eric Matsumoto New Year’s Message from Kyodan President Warren Tamamoto 2023 Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Theme and Slogan Additional Links January 22, 2023 – Documentary Film-Carving the Divine February...

  • Dec2022

    See the December 2022 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: “Why?” Benediction for the Inauguration Ceremony by Rev. Blayne Higa (view on Rev. Higa’s blog) Personnel State Dharma School Gathering (Feb. 19) Documentary Film – Carving The Divine (Jan. 22) (view calendar item) Peace On Your Wings (Feb....

  • The fifth edition of the statewide newsletter, Ka Leo Kāhea (The Calling Voice), is now available online as a PDF file (1.6 MB). Content in the December 2022 edition includes: Compassion in Action: Honoka’a Hongwanji adopts five Ukrainian families Honpa Hongwanji Judo Federation A New Monto Shikisho is available at...

  • Nov2022

    See the November 2022 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: Season of Appreciation and Gratitude! 2023 Legislative Assembly: February 10 & 11 Pacific Buddhist Academy Virtual Open House: December 7, 2022 Kona Hongwanji 125th Anniversary Celebration Makawao Hongwanji 50th Anniversary Celebration Kapaa Hongwanji Mission Celebrated Its Centennial Anniversary...

  • See the October 2022 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: Exquisite Manifestations of True Entrusting Ministerial Assignments: Rev. Bert Sumikawa, Rev. Barbara Brennan, Rev. Charlene Kihara Minister Lay Assistants Gather for Annual Training Retreat Affirmation Rites 2022-2023 Social Concerns Fund Drive Maui Nembutsu Seminar 2022 (11/19, 11/20) Hawaii...

  • Sep2022

    Joint statement by Bishop Eric Matsumoto and Steve Lohse, Chair of the Green Hongwanji Committee, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii HHMH Statement on Environmental Harmony September 9, 2022  |  PDF version available “We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.” – Thich Nhat Hanh We experience rapid,...

  • See the September 2022 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: HHMH Statement on Environmental Harmony Obituary Notice: Mr. Clifford Katsuhiro Tamura Articles Submission for Ka Leo Kāhea Embracing Hope Speaker Series and Workshop (10/15, 10/22) (see also web calendar item) 23rd Annual Bloom-Futaba Memorial Lecture (10/7) (see also...

  • The fourth edition of the statewide newsletter, Ka Leo Kāhea (The Calling Voice), is now available online as a PDF file (2.7 MB). Content in the September 2022 edition includes: 65th Jr. YBA Convention: AMIDA, I CHOOSE YOU! BWA Hawaii State Conference Goes Virtual Infant Initiatory Rite: A Marvelous Life...

  • Aug2022

    See the August 2022 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: “Ring Your Bell For Peace Day Aspirational Message” Obituary Notice Ministerial Assignments (Rev. Muneto and Rev. Hasebe) 2022 Minister Lay Assistant Retreat (October 8-9) Update: 3rd Annual Ring Your Bell For Peace Day (September 21) flyer 2022 Lay...