Nembutsu Seminar: “Buddhism and Contemporary Music” (Kauai)

Event details

  • Sunday | February 18, 2024
  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Lihue Hongwanji, 3-3556 Kuhio Highway, Lihu'e HI 96766, and via Zoom

Kauai Hongwanji Council Nembutsu Seminar

“Buddhism and Contemporary Music”
with Reverend Satoshi Kaʻimipono Tomioka,
Puna Hongwanji

Sunday, February 18, 2024
10:00 am (HST)

At Lihue Hongwanji and online via Zoom
(see registration link below)

Seminar Description

Music is an integral part of our lives and can provide us with profound meaning as we navigate through life. Traditional Buddhist songs or gathas are composed to praise the virtues of the Buddha, but we can also find the essence of Buddhism in contemporary songs. In this seminar, we will learn about the Buddha’s teachings by listening to these songs, with the hope of finding comfort in Amida Buddha’s vigorous compassion and eye-opening wisdom.

About Our Speaker

Satoshi Ka'imipono TomiokaRev. Satoshi Kaʻimipono Tomioka was born in Shimane, southern part of Japan. He majored in Intercultural Communication at Ryukoku University and received an M.A. in Shin Buddhist literature. His first assignment was at Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin in Honolulu (2013-2017) and currently he is a resident minister of Puna Hongwanji Buddhist Temple on the Big Island and overseeing Pahala and Naalehu Hongwanji. He is married to Haruka and they have 2 cats, Kinako and Kuromame. He enjoys playing the ukulele and watching movies.


Registration is free. Registration Deadline: February 11, 2024.

Online Registration Link
When you complete the seminar registration, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from Google forms.

The maximum capacity is 100 people, first come, first served. We will email you a Zoom link three days prior to the seminar.


Donations can be made to the Kauai Hongwanji Council. Please make a check payable to Kauai Hongwanji Council and send it to Kapaa Hongwanji Mission 4-1170 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, HI 96746.

For further information, please contact:
Kapaa Hongwanji at 822-4667, West Kauai Hongwanji at 335-3195 or Lihue Hongwanji at 245-6262