HBC Bodhi Day Service at Jodo Mission

Event details

  • Sunday | December 4, 2022
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Jodo Mission (or via Zoom)
  • 1429 Makiki St, Honolulu, HI

On December 4, we join with other Buddhist denominations for the…

2022 Hawaii Buddhist Council Bodhi Day Celebration

Roshi Michael Kieran with green lei
Roshi Michael Kieran of the Palolo Zen Center (2019 photo at Hawaii Betsuin)

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Guest Speaker:
Roshi Michael Kieran, Palolo Zen Center
President of Hawaii Association of International Buddhists

“Bodhi — The Way of Awakening”

Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
Jodo Mission of Hawaii
1429 Makiki St, Honolulu, HI

HBC Bodhi Day 2022 Zoom QR code
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Two Ways to Attend:

In person (masks highly recommended, no refreshments will be served)
– or –
Online via Zoom
Meeting ID: 847 6316 5946
Passcode: HBC

About Roshi Michael Kieran

Michael Kieran, the primary Zen teacher at the Palolo Zen Center, worked with Robert Aitken Roshi for many years and began teaching at Koko-an Zendo in the 1980s. He withdrew from teaching to focus on his family and growing business. Later, after Aitken Roshi’s retirement, he began to work with Nelson Foster, a dharma heir of Aitken Roshi. Michael was authorized to teach by Nelson Foster in 1999 and received full transmission in 2004, ascending the Mountain Seat in 2006. While he is a fully qualified “Roshi” he prefers to be addressed simply as Michael. He is an O‘ahu resident and offers regular dokusan and sesshin at Palolo Zen Center.

About Bodhi Day

Bodhi Day is the date of the attainment of perfect awakening by Shakyamuni Buddha. In Mahayana Buddhist tradition, it is said that he attained the awakening at the age of 35 under a Bodhi tree on December 8th. The attainment of his awakening took place about 2500 years ago, and his teachings continue to lead us to the life of true peace and happiness.

The Hawaii Buddhist Council consists of seven Buddhist denominations: Higashi Hongwanji, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, Jodo Mission of Hawaii, Koyasan Shingon Mission, Nichiren Mission, Soto Mission, and Tendai Mission.