Message from “Bishop’s Corner” HQ Update Newsletter August 2019 As Peace Day in Hawaii (September 21st) approaches and our various Hongwanji Shin Buddhist Temples prepare to spread the important message of peace, harmony, non-violence and reconciliation, and other community organizations also observe remembrances related to World War II in August and September, I would like […]

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Bishop Eric Matsumoto delivered a Dharma message at the 3rd Obon Service hosted by Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii at the site of the Honouliuli Internment Camp on August 14, 2019. The camp, located near Waipahu on Oahu, held Japanese Americans and also Italians and Germans during World War II. This camp was the only […]

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2019 Nagasaki Peace Walk Aspiration

Aspiration by Bishop Eric Matsumoto Annual Peace Walk from Hawaii Betsuin to Nagasaki Peace Bell Memorial August 9, 2019 Buddha of Immeasurable Life and Infinite Light, Amida Buddha, as we gather for our 10th Annual Peace Walk from Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin to the Nagasaki Peace Bell illumine our hearts and minds with Wisdom and […]

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A reflection offered by Bishop Eric Matsumoto USS Missouri June 29, 2019 In the nurturing presence of Immeasurable Life and Infinite Light/AMIDA, let us pause to reflect. In this world, there are many kinds of gifts that we can share with each other. However, when we deeply reflect the gifts which touch the heart-and-mind are […]

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Aloha Kakou and Happy New Year! “NAMO AMIDA BUTSU” Our Theme & Slogan for 2019 is Embrace Change: Transformation (Walk in Peace). It is our last year with the theme of “Embrace Change.” Have you noticed a change in yourself? Have you noticed a change in our organization (Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii/Hawaii Kyodan)? Have […]

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December 3, 2018 Benediction for the 2018 Inauguration of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawai’i By Rev. Eric Matsumoto Bishop, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii All-Inclusive Wisdom and All-Embracing Compassion/Buddha of Infinite Light and Immeasurable Life, at the conclusion of this Inauguration of our Governor, the Honorable David Yutaka Ige, and […]

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A Humble Reflection on Pittsburgh

November 3, 2018 A Humble Reflection by Eric Matsumoto Bishop, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, Office of the Bishop, would like to express our loving thoughts and condolences to those who are, directly and indirectly, most affected by the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which […]

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Mayor’s (City & County of Honolulu) 69th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific May 28, 2018 Benediction by Bishop Eric Matsumoto Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Please join me in a gesture of reverence and respect of your choosing for a closing reflection. Today, on the occasion of the 69th Annual […]

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