43rd Annual Buddhist Study Center Summer Session begins July 10, 2017

The 2017 Summer Session begins the evening of Monday, July 10 at the Buddhist Study Center, 1436 University Ave in Honolulu. This year’s guest lecturer is the Rev. Sonam Wangdi Bhutia, Head Priest of Kathmandu Hongwanji, Nepal. The session is entitled:

“Shin Buddhism in the Land of Shakyamuni”

On Monday through Thursday evenings, the format will include a lecture by Rev. Bhutia and opportunities for discussion. On Friday, July 14, the emphasis will be on fellowship following a closing service. A short service on Monday will open the program.

About Rev. Sonam Bhutia

Rev. Sonam BhutiaRaised from the age of three to be a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and advancing to the highest ranks, Rev. Bhutia, at age 28, encounters Jodo Shinshu, a Japanese Pure Land tradition.

His path eventually leads to the founding of Nepal’s first Hongwanji temple and a thriving new Buddhist community in Kathmandu. Hear his dramatic personal journey and how the story of the Buddha is resonating today with young adults in the birthplace of Shakyamuni.

Class Schedule

Monday, July 10, 2017 6 p.m. Registration 6:30-9 Session (Opening Service) starts Lecture: Rev. Bhutia

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6 p.m. Registration 6:30-9 Lecture: Rev. Bhutia

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6 p.m. Registration 6:30-9 Lecture: Rev. Bhutia

Thursday, July 13, 2017 6 p.m. Registration 6:30-9 Lecture: Rev. Bhutia

Friday, July 14, 2017 6 p.m. Registration 6:30-9 Session (Closing Service) starts


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Suggested donation: $50
Payment by cash, check, PayPal
Checks: Make check out to HHMH (Honpa Hongwanji Mission Hawaii) and bring to the session or mail to Buddhist Study Center, 1436 University Ave, Honolulu, HI 96822.
PayPal: bschawaii.org/donate/
Tuition waivers are available. Please just attend.

Questions? Please call the BSC Office at (808) 973-6555.

About BSC Summer Session

The BSC Summer Session held its first classes in 1974 with Dr. Alfred Bloom and Dr. Mokusen Miyuki. For over 40 years, distinguished teachers including Dr. Taitetsu Unno, Rev. Gyomay Kubose, Dr. George Tanabe, Prof. Takamaro Shigaraki, Dr. Mark Unno, Rev. Ruth Tabrah, Dr. David Matsumoto, Rev. Marvin Harada, Rev. William Masuda have shared their knowledge and perspectives on the Wisdom and Compassion of the Teachings of Buddhism.

This year’s Summer Session is presented in conjunction with the Buddhist Churches of America Center for Buddhist Education and in Association with the Midwest Buddhist Temple of Chicago, New York Buddhist Temple, and the American Buddhist Study Center.