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May 2019 Headquarters Update now available

See the May 2019 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Gomonshu’s message on the 850th anniversary of Shinran Shonin’s birth and the 800th anniversary of the establishment of the Jodo Shinshu teaching (plus the schedule of services at Honzan) Bishop’s Corner Message from the Governor General of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha,...

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August 2018 Headquarters Update now available

See the August 2018 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Jinji – Ministerial Assignments (Rev. Bruce Nakamura) Urasenke Gannennmono Kenchashiki (Tea Ceremony Performed at Hawaii Betsuin) BWA Exchange Students from Japan Honouliuli Bon Service 2018 Peace Day Interfaith Celebration Friday, September 21, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at Hawaii Betsuin Ryukoku University...

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Choralfest 2018 is September 29-30 at Hawaii Betsuin

The seventh Choralfest of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii will be held September 29-30 (Saturday-Sunday), 2018 at Hawaii Betsuin in Honolulu. Choralfest is an opportunity for singers to present, as a massed choir, contemporary choral arrangements of Buddhist gathas at a special music service on Sunday. The day before...

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Hongwanji in Hawaii pays tribute to Queen Liliʻuokalani

Update 11/24/2017: A video of the complete service is now available on YouTube. The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii celebrated a Queen Liliʻuokalani Tribute Service on Sunday, October 29 at Hawaii Betsuin, the Hongwanji temple on Pali Highway. The service was an opportunity to express gratitude for the queen and...

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Queen Lili’uokalani 100th Anniversary Tribute is Sunday, October 29, 2017

Queen Lili’uokalani 100th Anniversary Tribute Sunday, October 29, 2017, 9:30AM Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin Buddhist Temple 1727 Pali Highway Public Is Invited (Additional parking available at Kawananakoa School and Hongwanji Mission School)   On the 100th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Lili’uokalani’s passing this year, the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of...

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Watch live video of the Jodo Shinshu Accession Ceremony

Hongwanji world headquarters in Kyoto, Japan provides livestreaming video of the Commemoration on the Accession of the Jodo Shinshu Tradition. If you access the web pages while the services are underway (see Livestream Access Links below), you may watch and hear them as they happen. Services start at 2 p.m....

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Choralfest 2016 videos now available on YouTube

Choralfest 2016, the sixth Choralfest of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, was held at Hawaii Betsuin in Honolulu on September 24-25, 2016. On Sunday, a special music service open to all featured the combined voices of many Hongwanji singers singing “I Dream a World,” “Where Oh Where?,” “Entrusting Heart,”...

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