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Online services and related offerings from the State Ministers Association during the stay-at-home orders

The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s State Ministers Association seeks to facilitate continued sharing of the Dharma during the stay-at-home period necessitated by the coronavirus outbreak and related directives. The plan is to use the HHMH YouTube channel in two main ways: Live and recorded simple services with dharma talks...

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March 2020 Headquarters Update now available

See the March 2020 Headquarters Update for the following articles: 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

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thumbnail version of the title screen for the scheduled livestream of a Spring Higan Service at Hawaii Betsuin, 3/22/20 10 a.m.

Online Service March 22, 10 a.m.: Bishop Matsumoto to speak at Hawaii Betsuin’s Spring Higan Service (watch it here!)

The Hongwanji State Ministers Association is partnering with the state headquarters and Hawaii Betsuin in presenting Sunday services online during the suspension of most temple activities due to the coronavirus outbreak. First up is Hawaii Betsuin’s Spring Higan Service, which will be streamed live on YouTube and also available for...

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February 2020 Headquarters Update now available

See the February 2020 Headquarters Update for the following articles: 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...

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Living Treasures 2020 - honorees Robert Cazimero, Sachie Saigusa, Larry Kimura, and Carolee Nishi (photo credit: Alan Kubota)

Hongwanji honors four Living Treasures of Hawaii at 45th annual event (photos)

On February 8, 2020, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii honored Carolee Nishi, Dr. Larry Kimura, Sachie Saigusa, and Robert Cazimero as Living Treasures of Hawaii™. Approximately 650 people were in attendance, including delegates to Hongwanji’s annual legislative assembly, friends and family of the honorees, public officials, and members of the...

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Incoming HHMH president Warren Tamamoto, Bishop Eric Matsumoto, and outgoing president Pieper Toyama

Delegates gather for the 2020 Legislative Assembly (108th Giseikai) – photos

Once a year, ministers and lay delegates from Hongwanji temples throughout Hawaii assemble in Honolulu at Hawaii Betsuin on Pali Highway. Over the course of two days (or three including associated meetings by subgroups), representatives discuss, amend, and pass resolutions; give and receive special briefings and presentations; and attend services...

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