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May 2024 Headquarters Update newsletter thumbnail imageMay 2024 Headquarters Update

In this issue:

  • Pacific Buddhist Academy Baccalaureate/Graduation Messages
    • Bishop Toshiyuki Umitani
    • Governor General of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha Bishop Shoyu Ogino
    • HHMH President Dr. Warren Tamamoto
  • 2025-2029 Hongwanji Theme and Slogans
  • Ministerial Assignments
  • Introducing Our Communications Coordinator
  • Triple Celebration: September 7-8
  • Committee on Social Concerns: Dana Matching Grant Program
  • BSC Summer Session: August 5-9
  • Propagation Program Grant (up to $10k)
  • See also: 2024 Obon Schedule (services and dances)

Recent Issues

April 2024 Headquarters Update newsletter thumbnail imageApril 2024 Headquarters Update

In this issue:

  • Message from the Bishop (Maui Update); see news item
  • Statement on Israel-Hamas War by the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha; see messages item
  • Report on BCA National Council Meeting
  • YBICSE – Young Buddhist International Cultural Study Exchange, July 2-12, 2024 (see flyer)
  • Triple Celebration: Room Reservations at Ala Moana Hotel
  • 40th YESS Camp May 25-27, 2024; see news item
  • BSC Spring Tetsuya (support during finals!) May 5-10; see calendar item
  • Dharma-Centered Living 101 — A Series of Workshops (first one June 1); see calendar item
  • Kahuku Hongwanji Scholarship; see application form
  • Taiko Festival on ‘Ōlelo 4/28, 5/1, 5/2, 5/5

March 2024 HQ Update thumbnail imageMarch 2024 Headquarters Update

In this issue:

  • Message from the Bishop
  • Change of the Governing Board of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha
  • Condolences
  • Triple Celebration Registration Early Registration Extended to April 30, 2024
  • Nurturing Mind and Body at Buddhist Study Center Spring Festival (April 6, 2024); see updated flyer
  • 40th YESS Camp (May 25-27, 2024); see flyer
  • PBA Reflects on Their 18th Annual Taiko Festival

February 2024 HQ Update thumbnail imageFebruary 2024 Headquarters Update

In this issue:

  • Bishop’s Welcome Message for the Legislative Assembly
  • Giseikai Message from the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-Ha Governor General Bishop Gyoshin Ikeda
  • HHMH Concludes 112th Legislative Assembly (Giseikai) (see website news item)
  • Officers, Advisors, And Directors of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii for Year 2024
  • The 49th Living Treasures of Hawai’i™ (see website news item)
  • Condolences
  • Ministerial Assignment (Rev. Kalu)
  • Congratulations – a New Kamuro!
  • 2024 YBICSE
  • 2024 BCA National Council Meeting
  • Triple Celebration Registration: Early Deadline is March 31 (see Triple Celebration pages)
  • Buddhist Study Center Spring Festival (April 6) (flyer available)
  • Ka Leo Kāhea: Want Out of Snail Mail?
  • Sharing Nembutsu Moments Project (flyer available)
  • Postponed – 6th Virtual Dharma School Gathering
  • PBA 18th Annual Taiko Festival (3/17, see calendar item)

January 2024 HQ Update Newsletter thumbnail imageJanuary 2024 Headquarters Update

In this issue:

  • New Year’s Greetings from His Eminence Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani
  • New Year’s Message from Bishop Toshiyuki Umitani
  • New Year’s Message from Kyodan President Warren Tamamoto
  • 2024 Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Theme and Slogan

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