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HHMH issues statement on environmental harmony

Joint statement by Bishop Eric Matsumoto and Steve Lohse, Chair of the Green Hongwanji Committee, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii HHMH Statement on Environmental Harmony September 9, 2022  |  PDF version available “We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.” – Thich Nhat Hanh We experience rapid,...

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September 2022 Headquarters Update now available online

See the September 2022 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: HHMH Statement on Environmental Harmony Obituary Notice: Mr. Clifford Katsuhiro Tamura Articles Submission for Ka Leo Kāhea Embracing Hope Speaker Series and Workshop (10/15, 10/22) (see also web calendar item) 23rd Annual Bloom-Futaba Memorial Lecture (10/7) (see also...

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August 2022 Headquarters Update now available online

See the August 2022 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: “Ring Your Bell For Peace Day Aspirational Message” Obituary Notice Ministerial Assignments (Rev. Muneto and Rev. Hasebe) 2022 Minister Lay Assistant Retreat (October 8-9) Update: 3rd Annual Ring Your Bell For Peace Day (September 21) flyer 2022 Lay...

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July 2022 Headquarters Update now available online

See the July 2022 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner : “Amida Buddha’s Pure Land and A hui hou” Hawaii Kyodan Funeral Service (Update) Ministerial Assignments BSC 50th Anniversary Commemoration Online Service Cancellation and Time Changes – Buddhist Study Center (BSC) 50th Anniversary Presentation 3rd Annual Ring Your...

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HHMH issues new statement on gun violence

Joint statement by Bishop Eric Matsumoto and Rev. Blayne Higa, Chair of the Committee on Social Concerns, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Gun Violence May 27, 2022  |  PDF version available We mourn the innocent lives lost in yet another mass shooting in our country. Our hearts go out to...

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May 2022 Headquarters Update now available online

See the May 2022 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner : “Congratulations, Graduates!” Message from the Governor General of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha Bishop Chiko Iwagami for 2022 PBA Baccalaureate President’s Message For 2022 PBA Baccalaureate Condolences: Reverend Sandra Sanae Hiramatsu 63rd Annual Honpa Hongwanji State Ministers’ Association Seminar...

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April 2022 Headquarters Update now available online

See the April 2022 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Bishop’s Corner: “Dharma Message for a 49th Day Service in honor of the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh” (Part 2) Condolences Ministerial Assignments Congratulations Rev. Kazunori & Mrs. Noriko Takahashi 2022 Living Treasures of Hawai’i™: 2022 Honorees, 2023 Nominations Kahuku Hongwanji...

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