Dharma Light Program -- Illuminating the Buddhist PathThe Dharma Light Program — now offered through the Buddhist Study Center (BSC) — offers classes on general and Shin Buddhism for those new to Buddhist concepts and those who wish to renew their studies of Buddha’s teachings. A stepwise approach illuminates a path to understanding of ancient teachings and practical uses in today’s society. Find a teacher and a friendly learning community to shine the light of Buddha’s teachings on your life.

September-December 2018 Courses

September – December 2018 brochure/registration form

For all those interested in universal Buddhism

ABC’s of Buddhism (BSC)
Instructors: Jaryd Oshiro and Dexter Mar
Saturdays, 4 classes, 2-3:30 p.m., September 8, 15, 22, 29
Buddhist Study Center (BSC) Classroom, 1436 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822
An introductory encounter with the basic teachings of universal Buddhist philosophy.
For those beginning to ask “what is Buddhism about?” No background needed.
ABC’s of Buddhism (Aiea)
Instructors: Dexter Mar and Rev. Shawn Yagi
Saturdays, 4 classes, 9:30-11 a.m., November 3, 17, 24, December 1
Aiea Hongwanji Mission, 99-186 Puakala St., Aiea
An introductory encounter with the basic teachings of universal Buddhist philosophy.
For those beginning to ask “what is Buddhism about?” No background needed.
ABC’s of Buddhism (Kailua)
Instructors: Dexter Mar, Keiji Kukino, Rev. Bert Sumikawa
Saturdays, 4 classes, 9:30-11 a.m., October 6, 13, 20, 27
Kailua Hongwanji Mission, 268A Kuulei Road, Kailua (near the 7-11 Store)
An introductory encounter with the basic teachings of universal Buddhist philosophy.
For those beginning to ask “what is Buddhism about?” No background needed.

For all those interested in Shin Buddhism

Bloom-Futaba Memorial Lectures
Lecturer: Prof. Tomoe Moriya, Hannan University, Osaka, Japan
Saturday, 2 lectures, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sept. 15
Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin, Annex Temple, 1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu, HI (enter parking lot from Lusitana Street)

Lecture 1 at 9 a.m. – “The Blue Lotus Radiating a Blue Light, the Yellow a Yellow Light:
Revisiting Yemyo Imamura’s Discourses on Religious Diversity”

Lecture 2 at 11:30 a.m. – Eastward Dharma: Buddhism in America and its Transformation

 
September – December 2018 brochure/registration form

 

Buddhist Study Center Location

(All classes except the “Understanding Shin Buddhism: First Steps” series.)