Kaui Nembutsu Seminar: “The Great Undercurrent of Life” with Rev. Dr. Takashi Miyaji

Event details

  • Friday | March 17, 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Online via Zoom (register for link)

Kauai Hongwanji Council Nembutsu Seminar
“The Great Undercurrent of Life”
with Rev. Dr. Takashi Miyaji,
Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church

Friday, March 17, 2023
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Online via Zoom (see registration link below)

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What is the purpose of religion? Why do we need Buddhism in our lives? When we think about our society today, many people are moving away from religion. One reason for this might be that people think religion is an outdated worldview that tells people how they should live. However, is that the only way to define religion? In this discussion, we will look at how the true meaning of religion is to encounter the great undercurrent of life. By doing so, we come to understand our true selves.

Rev. Dr. Takashi Miyaji is currently a minister at Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church since August 1, 2020. In addition, he teaches at the Institute of Buddhist Studies located in Berkeley, California. His previous assignment as a minister was at Tacoma Buddhist Temple from December 2017 to July 31, 2020.

He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Japanese language and literature, Institute of Buddhist Studies at Berkeley, California with a Master’s Degree in Buddhist Studies, Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan with a Master’s Degree in Shin Buddhist Studies, and completed the doctoral coursework at Ryukoku University. He specializes in the areas of Japanese Buddhism and religion, translation of Buddhist scripture, and Jodo Shinshu doctrine and ethics.

Rev. Miyaji received his Tokudo and Kyoshi qualifications at the Honpa Hongwanji school located in Kyoto, Japan. He also obtained the academic ranking of Hokyō recognized within Hongwanji. He most recently completed his doctoral dissertation entitled, “Shin Buddhist Ethics,” through Ryukoku University.

Registration Fee: Free (Registration Required)

Donations can be made to the Kauai Hongwanji Council. Please make a check payable to Kauai Hongwanji Council and send it to Lihue Hongwanji Mission 3-3556 Kuhio Highway, Lihue, HI 96766.

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


Click the link to register!

Registration Deadline: March 11, 2023

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

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