“The New Normal”

Bishop Eric Matsumoto August 2020 “Bishop’s Corner” message from HQ Update As we slowly head towards the end of summer, it will soon be September when we observe the fall equinox. At the time of the autumn equinox, as with the spring equinox, balance and harmony is emphasized and closely associated with harmony is peace. […]

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Bishop Eric Matsumoto June 1, 2020 A reflection on our troubled nation For the past several days, as I confront the feelings, some of which I am feeling too, of frustration, lament, sadness, and anger being felt by many in our country over the senseless death of George Floyd and others, my heart aches for […]

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Bishop Eric Matsumoto delivers a video message entitled “You Are Not Alone.” In this time of the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home requirements, the bishop shares teachings from the Buddha that can help change the way we feel by changing the way we look at things. This is the first in a planned series of monthly […]

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The following statement by Chiko Iwagami, Governor General, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha was released April 14, 2020. The statement is available in English below and in Japanese as a PDF file.   The Covid19 pandemic has spread throughout the world and shows little sign of ending. Here in Japan, we have entered a new stage with […]

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A dharma talk by Bishop Eric Matsumoto at the March 22, 2020 online service coordinated by the State Ministers Association and livestreamed from Hawaii Betsuin (our first online-only service during the coronavirus outbreak). Guided by Wisdom and Compassion; a Balanced Perspective Aloha Kakou and welcome to this virtual Hawaii Betsuin Spring Higan Service. My deepest […]

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