Ring Your Bell for Peace Day

The Buddhist Temples of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai‘i invite you to RING YOUR BELL FOR PEACE DAY from your temple, church, school, or favorite place on the International Day of Peace, Tuesday, September 21, 2022. The program includes a minute of silence, bell ringing, peace messages, and a special...

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Embracing Hope: Suicide Prevention Talk Stories and Workshop

Embracing Hope A Free Speaker Series and Workshop about Suicide Prevention and Hope Do you or someone you know have the Pandemic Blues? Or are you or someone you know contemplating suicide? These workshops are for you. Join us for interfaith discussions about suicide awareness, resources, and hope. “Embracing Hope”...

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PBA Lighting Our Way Banquet

Pacific Buddhist Academy’s Lighting Our Way Banquet will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Waialae Country Club. PBA’s Lighting Our Way banquet recognizes inspirational individuals and organizations exemplifying leadership principles and values of the school such as selfless service to others, gratitude, and...

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2022 Minister Lay Assistant Retreat

From the August 2022 HQ Update: The annual Minister Lay Assistant (MLA) Retreat will be held at the Buddhist Study Center in Honolulu on the weekend of October 8-9, 2022. It will be held in conjunction with the 23rd Annual Bloom-Futaba Memorial Lectures on October 7th. The MLA Retreat program...

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Gatha Writing Workshop (Zoom and San Francisco)

GATHA WRITING WORKSHOP Via Zoom & In Person With BJ Soriano, Workshop Facilitator Sept 11, 2022 (see details below) An In-person and/or Zoom workshop will include: Learn rhythm and structure in poetry and music Based on a theme, practice writing short poems or lyrics with guidance provided Begin flushing out...

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