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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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February 2018 Headquarters Update now available

See the February 2018 Headquarters Update for the following articles: HHMH 106th Giseikai Legislative Assembly Photos from Giseikai and Living Treasures of Hawaii event Giseikai message from the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Governor General Committee on Social Concerns donations PBA Taiko Festival (March 25) – tickets available

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Bishop Matsumoto to join panel discussion on “How Various Buddhist Traditions Practice the Noble Eightfold Path”

On Wednesday, February 21, Hawaii Association of International Buddhists (HAIB) presents a panel discussion on “How Various Buddhist Traditions Practice the Noble Eightfold Path” at Jodo Mission of Hawaii. The moderator will be Michel Mohr, a professor of religion at the University of Hawaii. The panelists and the traditions they...

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2018 Living Treasures of Hawaii to Be Honored at 43rd Annual Program

NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release January 21, 2018 Contact: Derrick Inouye 808-522-9200, 2018 LIVING TREASURES OF HAWAII TO BE HONORED AT 43RD ANNUAL PROGRAM HONOLULU, Hawaii – Masters in the ancient art of Native Hawaiian weaponry and the martial arts, to a teacher who turned her passion for...

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Honpa Hongwanji joins Martin Luther King Jr. Parade; shares messages of peace

Members of the Hawaii Federation of Buddhist Women’s Associations were joined by Bishop Eric Matsumoto; students, faculty, and staff of Pacific Buddhist Academy; members of the Junior Young Buddhists Association (Jr. YBA); and additional temple members in the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade through Waikiki. Many parade participants in...

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Choralfest 2018 is September 29-30 at Hawaii Betsuin

The seventh Choralfest of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii will be held September 29-30 (Saturday-Sunday), 2018 at Hawaii Betsuin in Honolulu. Choralfest is an opportunity for singers to present, as a massed choir, contemporary choral arrangements of Buddhist gathas at a special music service on Sunday. The day before...

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