BSC Summer Session 2021 with Rev. Kodo Umezu

Reverend Kodo Umezu, Buddhist Churches of America (former Bishop)

Event details

  • Monday | July 12, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Buddhist Study Center (BSC), 1436 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822
  • (808) 973-6555

“Peace through Buddha-dharma”

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The Buddhist Study Center (BSC) will offer its 47th Annual Summer Study Session in-person and live streamed July 12-16, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (HST). The featured speaker is Rev. Kodo Umezu, former Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America.

The format for each evening includes a lecture by Rev. Umezu, question-and-answer time, and fellowship time during breaks. Brief services are presented on the first and last days of the session.

In-person attendance is at the Buddhist Study Center, very near UH Manoa at 1436 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822 (map link).

YouTube play button iconOnline attendees may view live streams at the BSC YouTube channel.

Donations are gratefully accepted by the Buddhist Study Center. Please see http://bschawaii.org/donate/ or use the PayPal link.

Summer Session 2021 Schedule

Each evening, the meeting room opens at 4:45 p.m. All lectures are by Rev. Kodo Umezu.
Monday, July 12, 2021, 5-7 p.m. (HST)
Peace through Buddha-dharma
This first evening also includes a brief, opening service, opening remarks, and an introduction of Rev. Umezu.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 5-7 p.m. (HST)
“Inner Peace”

Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 5-7 p.m. (HST)
“Every Day Peace”

Thursday, July 15, 2021, 5-7 p.m. (HST)
“World Peace”

Friday, July 16, 2021, 5-7 p.m. (HST)
Peace through Buddha-dharma
This last evening also includes a brief, closing service, and closing remarks and summary.

About Reverend Kodo Umezu

After 47 years of dedicated ministry and service to the Buddhist Churches of America, Rev. Kodo Umezu, former Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America, retired from the BCA ministry on March 31, 2020. Prior to assuming the position of Bishop and Superintendent of the Hongwanji-ha North America District in 2012, Rev. Umezu served as the resident minister at the Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple, Los Angeles Hompa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, and the Buddhist Church of Oakland. Additionally, Rev. Umezu also served as the Director of the BCA Center for Buddhist Education, and Chancellor of the Institute of Buddhist Studies.

About BSC Summer Session

The BSC Summer Session held its first classes in 1974 with Dr. Alfred Bloom and Dr. Mokusen Miyuki. For over 40 years, distinguished teachers including Dr. Taitetsu Unno, Rev. Gyomay Kubose, Dr. George Tanabe, Prof. Takamaro Shigaraki, Dr. Mark Unno, Rev. Ruth Tabrah, Dr. David Matsumoto, Rev. Marvin Harada, and Rev. William Masuda have shared their knowledge and perspectives on the Wisdom and Compassion of the Teachings of Buddhism.

Questions? Please call the BSC office at (808) 973-6555.

Buddhist Study Center (BSC)
1436 University Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822