June 2024 edition of Ka Leo Kāhea newsletter now available online

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Content in the June 2024 edition of Ka Leo Kāhea (3.1 MB) includes:

Triple Celebration

  • Final Plans Set for Sept. 7-8 Event
  • Music Will Make Memories
  • Triple Celebration: Buddhist Education’s Speaker Series Looks to the Future
  • Let’s Share Nembutsu Moments with Our Dharma Friends
  • Closing by ‘Sharing the Joy of Nembutsu Together’

Maui Updates

  • Gifts and Donations from Honzan Deeply Appreciated
  • FEMA, State Officials Inspect Lahaina Hongwanji Complex
  • Message from Aileen Cockett, President, Lahaina Hongwanji Mission


  • Bishop’s Corner: Nurtured by the Nembutsu
  • Minister’s Message: Finding Ourselves in Sangha
  • President’s Message: ‘Living Gratitude Program’ Builds for Future Generations
  • A Message to Youth in Despair: It’s OK to Share Your Feelings: You Are Not Alone

From Around the Islands

  • Hawaii Island’s Gatha Fest Celebrates Its 50th Year
  • Obon on West Kauai: Practice, Practice, Practice
  • George Takei Visit: How Communities Came Together to Send a Message (plus, In Memoriam: Emme Tomimbang Burns)
  • NEWS FROM THE SANGHAS: Shinran Shonin’s Statue, AEDs and 4-H Girls

Headquarters and BSC Happenings

  • THE 112TH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY: Lively 2024 Budget Discussions Highlight Annual Meeting
  • The 49th Annual Living Treasures: 2024’s Diverse Group Has a Passion for Duty and Excellence
  • Buddhist Study Center: A Festive Gathering
  • 50th Annual Buddhist Study Center Summer Session Aug. 5-9
  • Dr. Kenji Akahoshi: How to Bring Joy Into Ordinary Lives

Affiliated Organization News

  • BWA’s Federation Begins Planning, Work on Two Major Events
  • Echoes of Tradition: PBA’s Taiko Festival

Plus: Behind Amida’s Adornment from the Pure Land