Living Treasures honorees Earl Kawaʻa, Gertrude Yukie Tsutsumi, John M. Hara, and James Yagi with Bishop Matsumoto and Pieper Toyama. Photo credit: Lenscapes Photography Words of Thanksgiving Offered at the 2019 Living Treasures of Hawaii™ Luncheon February 9, 2019 Rev. Richard Tennes Today, we gather to celebrate the completion of the 107th Honpa Hongwanji Mission […]

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Aloha Kakou and Happy New Year! “NAMO AMIDA BUTSU” Our Theme & Slogan for 2019 is Embrace Change: Transformation (Walk in Peace). It is our last year with the theme of “Embrace Change.” Have you noticed a change in yourself? Have you noticed a change in our organization (Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii/Hawaii Kyodan)? Have […]

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Embrace Change: Transformation (Walk in Peace) It is my hope that the 2019 theme speaks to all of us personally. At the heart of the theme is the call for us to transform ourselves and from this profound change to walk in peace. The transformation we seek is borne out of awareness. As our awareness […]

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December 3, 2018 Benediction for the 2018 Inauguration of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawai’i By Rev. Eric Matsumoto Bishop, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii All-Inclusive Wisdom and All-Embracing Compassion/Buddha of Infinite Light and Immeasurable Life, at the conclusion of this Inauguration of our Governor, the Honorable David Yutaka Ige, and […]

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A Humble Reflection on Pittsburgh

November 3, 2018 A Humble Reflection by Eric Matsumoto Bishop, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, Office of the Bishop, would like to express our loving thoughts and condolences to those who are, directly and indirectly, most affected by the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which […]

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Mayor’s (City & County of Honolulu) 69th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific May 28, 2018 Benediction by Bishop Eric Matsumoto Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Please join me in a gesture of reverence and respect of your choosing for a closing reflection. Today, on the occasion of the 69th Annual […]

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