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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April 2024 Headquarters Update now available online

See the April 2024 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Message from the Bishop (Maui Update); see news item Statement on Israel-Hamas War by the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha; see messages item Report on BCA National Council Meeting YBICSE – Young Buddhist International Cultural Study Exchange, July 2-12, 2024 (see flyer)...

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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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