YESS Camp 38 (online)

YESS (Young Enthusiastic Shinshu Seekers) Camp is a camp held every Spring for any youth ages 13-23 who are interested in Buddhism and growing deeper in the Dharma. This year camp will be held ONLINE April 17-18, 2021. Organized by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Office of Buddhist Education...

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Kuhio Day

“Prince Kūhiō Day is an official holiday in the state of Hawaiʻi in the United States. It is celebrated annually on March 26, to mark the birth of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole — heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, prince of the House of Kalākaua, and later...

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Spring Higan

“Higan” means “the other shore.” It is an abbreviation for “to-higan,” meaning “reaching the other shore (of Nirvana).” During the vernal and autumnal equinoxes when days and nights are of equal length, temples conduct Higan services that encourage us to meditate on the harmony of nature and devote ourselves to...

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2021 Legislative Assembly and Associated Meetings

From the January 2021 HQ Update newsletter: 2021 LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE February 11, 2021 (Thursday) 9:00am Hawaii Kyodan Board of Directors Meeting 1:30pm State Ministers Association Meeting February 12, 2021 (Friday) 8:30am Legislative Assembly Opening Service 10:00am Plenary Session 5:00pm Recess for day February 13, 2021 (Saturday) 8:30am Morning Service/Officers...

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration (NAACP)

The Honolulu Hawaii NAACP invites you to join them for a virtual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King. Due to COVID 19, they cannot host in-person events this year. But via Facebook Live, you are able to join local community speakers — including Honpa Hongwanji Mission of...

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