Hawaii District Ministers Association to offer Buddhist education series via Zoom, July-December 2021

The Hawaii District Ministers Association (HDMA) will present online seminars via Zoom, one Saturday morning per month from July to November 2021. Each seminar features a minister from one of five different Hawaii Island Jodo Shinshu Buddhist temples. Two additional Nembutsu Seminars will be offered, one in October and one in December.

Registration is free and open to the public. Register once and you will receive an email invitation for each of the seminars that includes the Zoom link. Although your attendance at all of the seminars is encouraged, you may attend any or all of the seminars as you wish. Donations are welcome (see below).

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Questions? Email hawaii.kyogakkai@gmail.com

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Seminar Schedule

July 10, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Spiritual Foundation: Nembutsu that Is True and Real
With Rev. Satoshi Ka’imipono Tomioka, Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

August 14, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Relationship Between Amida Buddha and Shakyamuni Buddha
Rev. Masanari Yamagishi, Kamuela Hongwanji Mission

September 25, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
How should Buddhist temple exist as a part of community?
Discussion led by Rev. Shinjin Kawagoe, Papaikou Hongwanji Mission

October 9, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Embracing our Shadow: Shin Buddhist Wisdom for When Life Gets Difficult
Rev. Blayne Higa, Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

November 13, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Learning from the Shoshinge
Rimban Kazunori Takahashi, Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin

Nembutsu Seminar 2021

Your registration also covers the following two seminars. You will receive email invitations with links for these as well.

October 2, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Shin Buddhism and Mental Health
Rev. Dr. Carmella Javellana Hirano

December 11, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Ways of Living in Wisdom and Resilience – Footsteps of Some Nembutsu Practicers on the Big Island
Rev. Tatsuo Muneto, Retired Minister of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii


We welcome your donations. You may donate online via PayPal care of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. Please select “Big Island District.”

Or, you may make check payable to “Hawaii District Hongwanji Council” and in the memo section write “HDMA Seminar.” Please mail the check to:

Hawaii District Hongwanji Council
c/o Puna Hongwanji Mission
PO Box 100
Keaau, HI 96749

Any questions, please email hawaii.kyogakkai@gmail.com.