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March 2020 HQ Update newsletter thumbnail imageMarch 2020

In this issue:

  • Bishop’s Corner
  • Directives & Recommendations from Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Headquarters
  • Live Streaming Invitation Letter from Hawaii Honpa Hongwanji Ministers Association
  • YESS Camp Postponement
  • Choralfest 2020

Recent Issues

HQ Update newsletter, February 2020 thumbnail imageFebruary 2020

In this issue:

  • Bishop’s Corner: Four Great Significant Occasions in the Life of a Buddhist
  • Giseikai Message from the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha Governor General Bishop Chiko Iwagami
  • HHMH 108th Giseikai Legislative Assembly
  • Living Treasures of Hawaii™ Recognition
  • Officers, Advisors, and Directors of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii for Year 2020
  • Ministerial Assignments (Rev. Masanari Yamagishi)
  • Obituary Notice & Condolences
  • Wedding
  • YESS Camp 37 (April 10-12, Camp Palehua)
  • Committee On Social Concerns (Hawaii Food Bank donation)
  • PBA Taiko Festival (March 15, 4 p.m., Pearl City Cultural Center)
  • Hawaii Federation of Buddhist Women’s Associations

December 2019 HQ Update page one thumbnail imageDecember 2019

In this issue:

  • Bishop’s Corner (including teachings on how our sangha can grow)
  • Condolences
  • 45th Annual Living Treasures of Hawaii Recognition (February 8)
  • Lives Remembered: A Tribute to the Fallen of Pearl Harbor
  • Hawaii Betsuin hosts Mary Foster Remembrance and Appreciation Service
  • BWA News: Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade (Jan. 20)
  • Activity reports from the various Honpa Hongwani districts in Hawaii

HQ Update newsletter, November 2019, thumbnail imageNovember 2019

In this issue:

  • Bishop’s Corner: Introducing the Next 5-Year Theme and Slogans
  • Change of the Governing Board of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha
  • Condolences
  • 2020 Legislative Assembly
  • Annual Appreciation Gathering for Retired Ministers and Their Spouses
  • Wailuku Hongwanji Mission 120th Anniversary
  • Kauai District 130th Commemorative Events
  • Kauai United BWA Lonesome Grave Project
  • BWA News
    • 16th WBWC Panel Speaker – Carol Valentine
    • Save the Dates!
      – Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade – January 20, 2020
      – 4th Annual BWA Tea – February 6, 2020, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

October 2019 HQ Update thumbnail imageOctober 2019

In this issue:

  • Bishop’s Corner: A Humble Reflection in Our 130th Anniversary Year in Hawaii
  • Hawaii Version of His Eminence Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani’s “Watashitachi no Chikai" or “Our Pledge”
  • Condolences: Mr. Gordon C. Cockett, Mr. Barry K. Taniguchi
  • Ministerial Assignments: Rev. Joshin Kamuro, Rev. Shingo Furusawa
  • Tokudo Ordination: Blayne Nakasone Sakata
  • Peace Day Events 2019: Honolulu/Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Big Island
  • 2019 Minister’s Lay Assistant Enrichment Retreat on October 13-15
  • From the Archives Committee: Where exactly was Hongwanji’s Fort Lane temple?
  • PBA Lighting Our Way Banquet Nov. 15
  • 2020 Hawaii Kyodan Calendar
  • Attachment: 2019 PBA Lighting Our Way ticket/sponsorship order form

September 2019 HQ Update cover thumbnail imageSeptember 2019

In this issue:

  • Bishop’s Corner
  • HHMH Minister’s Lay Assistant Retreat
  • Soul Shop Suicide Prevention Tranings 10/18 and 10/19
  • HHMH 130th Anniversary Services & Events
  • Ryukoku Sogo Gakuen (RSG) Educational Program for International Understanding at PBA
  • Hongwanji Sanyokai (Hongwanji Councilor Association) Visit
  • From the Archives Committee: Message in the 1967 World Buddhist Women’s Convention Booklet

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