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July 2018 Headquarters Update now available

See the July 2018 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Western Japan Flood Disaster Relief Fund BWA exchange students from Japan in Hawaii August 9-16 Ryukoku Sogo Gakuen (RSG) programs: 4 PBA students to participate in religious education seminar in Kyoto August 3-5 18 Japanese students to attend PBA August...

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June 2018 Headquarters Update now available

See the June 2018 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Update from the Committee on Social Concerns Statement Against the Separation of Families from the Office of the Bishop What’s New in the HQ Bookstore Hongwanji Joint Conference, September 1-3, 2018 BSC Summer Session: “Everyday Buddhism” with Dr. Kenneth Tanaka

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May 2018 Headquarters Update now available

See the May 2018 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Introduction of a New Minister: Rev. Kerry Kiyohara Flooding and Volcano Impacts: A letter from the Committee on Social Concerns Eshinni 750th Memorial Service BWA Student Exchange Program to Japan in 2019 New books at the HQ Bookstore Hongwanji Joint...

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Office of the Bishop and Committee on Social Concerns release statement on gun violence

The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii has responded to the recent mass shooting in Florida in several ways. At Pacific Buddhist Academy, students received a dharma message addressing the shooting from Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani and, on March 14, planted 17 sunflowers in honor of the shooting victims (see photos). Rev....

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February 2018 Headquarters Update now available

See the February 2018 Headquarters Update for the following articles: HHMH 106th Giseikai Legislative Assembly Photos from Giseikai and Living Treasures of Hawaii event Giseikai message from the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Governor General Committee on Social Concerns donations PBA Taiko Festival (March 25) – tickets available

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Honpa Hongwanji joins Martin Luther King Jr. Parade; shares messages of peace

Members of the Hawaii Federation of Buddhist Women’s Associations were joined by Bishop Eric Matsumoto; students, faculty, and staff of Pacific Buddhist Academy; members of the Junior Young Buddhists Association (Jr. YBA); and additional temple members in the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade through Waikiki. Many parade participants in...

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December 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the December 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: In this issue: Legislative Assembly Aloha Luncheon & Living Treasures of Hawaii™ Recognition (Feb. 10, 2018) YESS CAMP 35 (Feb. 17-19, Oahu) Kohala Hongwanji 110th Anniversary Committee on Social Concerns report Lives Remembered: A Tribute to the Fallen of Pearl...

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October 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the October 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: In this Issue First Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Joint Conference (9/1-9/3, 2018) PBA Lighting Our Way Banquet (Nov. 17) Temple Anniversary Celebrations Report from the 2017 Annual Minister’s Lay Assistant Retreat Kauai District Dharma School Sunday and Peace Day...

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