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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Moiliili Hongwanji Mission Sunday Dharma Message March 4, 2018 Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani Today, I would like to share my thoughts on the shooting rampage that happened at a high school in Florida about two weeks ago.  Needless to say, it was such a sad incident and we extend our thoughts and condolences to the victims, […]

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The Gomonshu is the spiritual head of our denomination based in Kyoto, Japan. The current Gomonshu is His Eminence Monshu Kojun Ohtani, the 25th-generation descendant of Shinran Shonin to head the Hongwanji. Here is his New Year’s message.   See Also 2018 New Year’s Message from Bishop Eric Matsumoto 2018 New Year’s Message from President […]

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Embrace Change: Harmony Accept Differences Our theme for 2018 calls us to walk the path of change in harmony by accepting differences. It is a particularly difficult time for us to walk this path while the world seems to be dissolving into divisive fragments. As we are swept by world events that seek to divide […]

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Bishop Matsumoto delivered this invocation at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii on the eve of the opening of a national, traveling exhibit entitled Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American WWII Experience. Oh, Immeasurable Life and Infinite Light (AMIDA), as we gather for the opening of the Exhibit “Courage and Compassion, […]

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