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May 2018 Headquarters Update now available

See the May 2018 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Introduction of a New Minister: Rev. Kerry Kiyohara Flooding and Volcano Impacts: A letter from the Committee on Social Concerns Eshinni 750th Memorial Service BWA Student Exchange Program to Japan in 2019 New books at the HQ Bookstore Hongwanji Joint...

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PBA is venue for “21st Century Buddhism: Perspectives from Today’s Youth” on May 25

Hawaii Association of International Buddhists presents a roundtable discussion of young Buddhists in Hawaii on Friday, May 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Youth from diverse backgrounds and traditions, from high school students to mid-career, will speak on Buddhism and how it is relevant in their lives and communities. Buddhists and people...

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Participants from 24 diverse Buddhist groups convene for All Buddhist Gathering

ALL BUDDHIST GATHERING 2018 Submitted by Pieper Toyama On March 10, fifty participants representing 24 Buddhist denominations and groups from across the state gathered at the Pacific Buddhist Academy to share and discuss their challenges. Included were special participants from New Mexico and Uganda, Africa. This historic event was the...

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Office of the Bishop and Committee on Social Concerns release statement on gun violence

The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii has responded to the recent mass shooting in Florida in several ways. At Pacific Buddhist Academy, students received a dharma message addressing the shooting from Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani and, on March 14, planted 17 sunflowers in honor of the shooting victims (see photos). Rev....

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