Building Sangha Together (Spring Nembutsu Seminar via Zoom, Honolulu & Oahu Districts)

Event details

  • Saturday | April 30, 2022
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Online via Zoom
  • (808) 625-0925

Sponsored by the Honolulu & Oahu Hongwanji Councils and the Office of Buddhist Education

Building Sangha Together:
Nurturing Dharma – Centered Communities

Saturday April 30 | 9a – 11a (HST)

Rev. Blayne Higa headshot
with Reverend Blayne Higa
Kona Hongwanji Buddhist Temple


Community has always been a strength of Shin Buddhism in America. Innovative and responsive community building grounded in the Dharma has enabled temples to thrive for more than a century. However, the traditional ways of building Sangha have been less effective as we face new challenges during this time of pandemic. Rev. Blayne will explore what it means to be Sangha in today’s world. How do we journey together as spiritual friends? And how can we nurture an authentic community of fellow travelers inspired by the Buddha’s teachings? Participants will have an opportunity to cultivate Sangha through a facilitated group discussion.


  • 9:00am – 9:05am:
  • 9:05am – 9:45am:
    Guest Speaker Rev. Higa
  • 9:45am – 9:55am:
    Q & A Session
  • 9:55am – 10:00am: Break
  • 10:00am – 10:30am:
    Breakout Group Discussion
  • 10:30am – 10:55am:
    Breakout Group Sharing
  • 10:55am – 11:00am:
  • Until 11:30am:
    Free “Talk Story” Time

REGISTRATION IS FREE | Deadline April 22, 2022

Please note that the seminar will be recorded & uploaded. If you do not wish to be shown, please keep your video off during the seminar.


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Online: You may register online using a Google form at

By mail: Or, you may print and mail a registration form to:

Mililani Hongwanji
Attn: Nembutsu Seminar
P.O. Box 893308
Mililani, HI 96789


Donations are welcome and will be designated for Buddhist Education.

You may donate online or send a check with your registration form. Please make checks payable to Oahu Hongwanji Council.

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Please contact Mililani Hongwanji office (808) 625-0925.