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Betsuin hosts annual Peace Walk to Nagasaki Peace Bell

On Wednesday, August 9, the Three-Petals Peace Partnership — the Quaker Friends, Newman Center (Catholic), and Buddhist Study Center — joined with Hawaii Betsuin for the 8th annual candlelight peace walk to the Nagasaki Peace Bell near Honolulu Hale. The event was held on the 72nd anniversary of the atomic...

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Bishop Eric Matsumoto and Hawaii Betsuin minister Rev. Joshin Kamuro at Hiroshima Peace Bell with strings of cranes with attached sign saying "Pacific Buddhist Academy"

Service at Hiroshima Peace Bell in Honolulu is an expression of interfaith unity for peace

A diverse crowd of religious leaders, public officials, representatives of various Japan-Hawaii organizations, and other peace builders gathered under trees along Nuuanu Stream on August 7, 2017 for the 28th annual Hiroshima Commemoration and Peace Service. The event was hosted at Hiroshima Peace Bell by the Izumo Taishakyo Mission with...

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July 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the July 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: His Eminence Monshu Kojun Ohtani’s Official Visit to Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, Sept. 5-11, 2017 Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii First Joint Conference, Sept. 2018 2018 Joint Conference Flyer

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Summer Session 2017 videos: Jodo Shinshu in the Land of Shakyamuni with Rev. Sonam Bhutia

[updated with new video links, July 27, 2017] The Buddhist Study Center (BSC) streamed video on its YouTube channel for this week’s Summer Session, July 10-14, 2017, featuring talks by Rev. Sonam Wangdi Bhutia, Head Priest – Kathmandu Hongwanji, Nepal. Videos are available on demand. Lecture 1: Life as a...

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43rd Annual Buddhist Study Center Summer Session begins July 10, 2017

The 2017 Summer Session begins the evening of Monday, July 10 at the Buddhist Study Center, 1436 University Ave in Honolulu. This year’s guest lecturer is the Rev. Sonam Wangdi Bhutia, Head Priest of Kathmandu Hongwanji, Nepal. The session is entitled: “Shin Buddhism in the Land of Shakyamuni” On Monday...

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June 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the June 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Conclusion Of Dento Hokoku Hoyo President’s Dento Hokoku Hoyo Report Kikyoshiki Confirmation Ceremony By His Eminence Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani HQ Bookstore Update: HHMH Original Kakocho (Family Record) 8th Annual Three-Petals Peace Walk Service on August 9 YESS Camp 34 Report

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May 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the May 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Green Hongwanji survey results PBA graduation message from the Governor General of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Buddhist Study Center’s new website: Kikyoshiki Confirmation Ceremony by His Eminence Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani 2017 YBICSE participants Monto Shikisho for sale at the HQ...

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April 2017 Headquarters Update & Obon schedule now available

See the April 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Reflections on the Accession Ceremony and Pilgrimage Tour Bishop Eric Matsumoto’s Report Rev. Yuika Hasebe’s Report Kikyoshiki Confirmation Ceremony by His Eminence Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani YBICSE – Young Buddhist International Cultural Study Exchange Memorial Service for the Late BDK Chairman...

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Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani to perform three Confirmation Ceremonies in Hawaii, September 2017

Jodo Shinshu followers in Hawaii will have three opportunities in September 2017 to affirm their reverence toward the Three Treasures of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha and receive a Buddhist name from Gomonshu Kojun Ohtani. The Gomonshu is the Head Priest and Spiritual Leader of the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Organization....

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