May 2024 Headquarters Update now available online

See the May 2024 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Pacific Buddhist Academy Baccalaureate/Graduation Messages Bishop Toshiyuki Umitani Governor General of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha Bishop Shoyu Ogino HHMH President Dr. Warren Tamamoto 2025-2029 Hongwanji Theme and Slogans Ministerial Assignments Introducing Our Communications Coordinator Triple Celebration: September 7-8 Committee on Social...

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February 2024 Headquarters Update now available online

See the February 2024 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Welcome Message for the Legislative Assembly Giseikai Message from the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha Governor General Bishop Gyoshin Ikeda HHMH Concludes 112th Legislative Assembly (Giseikai) (see website news item) Officers, Advisors, And Directors of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii for...

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December 2023 Headquarters Update now available online

See the December 2023 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Message from the Bishop: Return to Lahaina Hongwanji (see website news item with photos) My Tokudo Experience by Linda Nagai, Kona Hongwanji Personnel Matters 2024 Living Treasures of Hawaii Awardees (Living Treasures web page with registration options) Triple Celebration Buddhist...

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850th - 800th anniversary service at Honzan

Rev. Yuika Hasebe reflects upon 850th and 800th anniversary celebrations in Kyoto

In 2023, members of Hongwanji Hawaii joined in Kyoto to celebrate the 850th anniversary of Shinran Shonin’s birth and the 800th anniversary of the establishment of the Jodo Shinshu teaching. What follows is a reflection on the celebrations by Reverend Yuika Hasebe, the chief minister at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin,...

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October 2023 Headquarters Update now available online

See the October 2023 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Message from the Bishop: “Authentic Individuality” Obituary Notices New Youth Specialist: Emi Hashi Maui Wildfire Updates: Memorial Service, Robes for Rev. Hironaka, Donations 2023-2024 Social Concerns Fund Drive 2023 Minister Lay Assistant Retreat Minister’s Ritual Workshop More Issues Headquarters Update...

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September 2023 Headquarters Update now available online

See the September 2023 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Message from the Bishop Ministerial Assignment (Rev. Hironaka) Support from Japan for Maui Wildfire Relief Effort HHMH Triple Celebration (September 2024) 2023 Minister Lay Assistant Retreat (10/7-10/8, see flyer) Futaba Lecture Series (10/6, see HHHB calendar item) PBA Lighting Our...

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Status Report of Lahaina Hongwanji Mission

September 28, 2023 The Maui Wildfire engulfed the Lahaina Hongwanji Mission on August 8, 2023. As of today, the Resident Minister, Reverend Ai Hironaka, President Aileen Cockett, and the temple members were not permitted to enter the temple property. Therefore, the Office of the Bishop is unable to provide you...

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