June 2023 Headquarters Update now available online

See the June 2023 Headquarters Update for the following content:

Columns and News

  • Bishop Eric Matsumoto’s final column as Bishop: “Namo-amida-butsu!”
  • Reflections on the Joint Celebration in Kyoto by Dr. Warren Tamamoto
  • Personnel News: Blayne Nakasone Sakata, Rev. Bishop Eric Matsumoto, Rev. Mariko Nishiyama, Rev. Bert Sumikawa, Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani
  • Ka Leo Kāhea: Statewide Newsletter Issues Call for Photos Celebrating Obon in 2023
  • Committee On Social Concerns Update — Emergency Preparedness
  • Bishop’s Award for Japanese Language School Students


  • Mahalo Luncheon for Outgoing Bishop Eric T. Matsumoto (July 8) (see related calendar item)
  • Investiture Ceremony and Welcome Luncheon for the 17th Bishop, Reverend Toshiyuki Umitani on August 5 (see related calendar item)
  • 2023 Nembutsu Seminar on Diversity & Acceptance (Honolulu & Oahu Hongwanji Council on August 12; see related calendar item)
  • 2023 Kauai Hongwanji Council Nembutsu Seminar, August 26 with Rev. Tatsuo Muneto (see related flyer)
  • 60th Lay Association Convention, “Sharing Joy Together!,” September 15 & 16, 2023 (see Bulletin #1)
  • Save the Date: Virtual State Dharma School Gathering on October 15, 2023 with Incoming Bishop Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani

Media Resources

  • Photos from Kyoto — May 10-12, 2023
  • Video Recording Of LGBTQIA+ 101 Educational Session (YouTube link)
  • 49th Annual Buddhist Study Center “Summer Session 2023” Held June 5-9; Video Recordings Available (see BSC YouTube channel)

Again, all that is in the June 2023 Headquarters Update!

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