Registration deadline extended to November 14!
Pacific Buddhist Academy’s annual Lighting Our Way Banquet will be held on Friday, November 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Waialae Country Club.
Lighting Our Way recognizes inspirational individuals and organizations who exemplify leadership principles and values taught at PBA. Foremost among these principles are compassion and an awareness of the interdependence of all things.
Dr. Mary G.F. Bitterman, President of the Bernard Osher Foundation, a 37-year-old philanthropic organization headquartered in San Francisco that supports higher education and the arts. She has served as Directorof the Hawaii Public Broadcasting Authority, the Voice of America, the Hawaii State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, and the East-West Center’s Institute of Culture and Communication.
Mr. Craig “Bo” Kahui, President/Executive Director, La’i’Opua 2020, a Kona-based not-for-profit organization developing 26 acres to house medical, social, educational, recreational, and cultural services and programs for residents of the Hawaiian Homestead and surrounding West Hawaiian communities.
Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Ministers Association, formed by Jodo Shinshu Buddhist ministers in temples established in Hawaii as a result of the immigration of Japanese people to work on the sugarcane plantations . Today, the Association forms partnerships with many organizations in Hawaii to strengthen community ties and programs throughout the state.
Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Ministers’ Spouses Association, formed by spouses of Jodo Mrs. Tamayo Matsumoto, President, HHMHMSA Shinshu Buddhist ministers in Hawaii who play a central role in building, maintaining and engaging with the numerous communities they serve.