Jodo Shinshu followers in Hawaii will have three opportunities in September 2017 to affirm their reverence toward the Three Treasures of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha and receive a Buddhist name from Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani. The Gomonshu is the Head Priest and Spiritual Leader of the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Organization.
The Confirmation Ceremony, or “Kikyoshiki,” will be offered at the following locations and times:
- Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin (398 Kilauea Ave., Hilo)
Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
- Wailuku Hongwanji Mission (1828 Vineyard Street, Wailuku)
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
- Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin (1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu)
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
The Confirmation Ceremony is open to anyone throughout the State and there is no minimum or maximum age limit. For more complete information on Kikyoshi and an application form, see Kikyoshiki Confirmation Ceremony by His Eminence Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani.
The application form and registration fee ($50) is due to your temple minister by June 30, 2017. Please contact your resident minister if you have any questions about this ceremony.