Maui Nembutsu Seminar 2024 with Rev. Kodo Umezu (Kahului, in person)

Event details

  • Saturday | January 20, 2024
  • All Day
  • Kahului Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
    291 South Puunene Avenue
    Kahului, HI 96732

Maui Hongwanji Council invites you to Nembutsu Seminar 2024

“The Most Important Matter in Life”
with Rev. Kodo Umezu

January 20-21, 2024
Kahului Hongwanji Buddhist Temple

Maui Nembutsu Seminar January 2024 flyer - with Rev. Kodo Umezu, "The Most Important Thing in Life"
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A rare opportunity to hear Rev. Kodo Umezu, BCA Minister Emeritus and former BCA Bishop, in-person at Kahului Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.

This Nembutsu Seminar was originally scheduled to be hosted by Lahaina Hongwanji last year and was rescheduled to January 20-21, 2024 (Saturday and Sunday), due to the devastating wildfires of August 2023.

Registration is only $10, including lunch on Saturday.

Saturday, January 20

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Lecture 1
10:30 a.m. Lecture 2
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Lecture 3

Sunday, January 21

9:00 a.m. Hōonkō Memorial Service with Rev. Umezu as guest speaker
10:30 a.m. Lecture 4

About the Speaker

Reverend Kodo Umezu, Buddhist Churches of America (former Bishop)
Reverend Kodo Umezu, Minister Emeritus of Buddhist Churches of America

Rev. Koda Umezu was born in Fukuoka, Japan. He graduated from Ryukoku University in 1973 majoring in Buddhist Studies. He arrived in the United States in 1973 and was assigned to the Fresno Betsuin.

He took a leave of absence from Buddhist Churches of America and went to the IBS in 1976 and received his MA.

He served in the US Navy for 4 years in order to immerse himself in the US culture and language. After being discharged, he was assigned to the Los Angeles Honpa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple for seven years and later to the Buddhist Church of Oakland.

In 1996, he was assigned as the Executive Assistant to the Bishop under Bishop Watanabe and Bishop Ogui for 9 years. In 2005, he became the first director of the BCA Center for Buddhist Education in Berkeley.

In 2012, he was selected as Bishop of the BCA and served for two terms till he retired in March 2020.