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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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BSC releases new Dharma Light Program class schedule

The January-July 2017 class schedule for the Buddhist Study Center’s Dharma Light Program is now available. Course offerings include introductions to Buddhism as a whole as well as Jodo Shinshu Buddhism specifically, a series on various denominations of Buddhism in Hawaii, and a course comparing and contrasting Buddhism and Christianity....

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March 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the March 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: YBICSE – Young Buddhist International Cultural Study Exchange, July 10-22, 2017 Live Video of the Jodo Shinshu Accession Ceremony, March 30, 2017 Buddhism, Mindfulness, & Psychotherapy with Dr. Mark Unno on March 25 PBA Taiko Festival on April 9 Hawaii...

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February 2017 Headquarters Update now available

See the February 2017 Headquarters Update for the following articles: “A Way of Living as A Nembutsu Follower” by Monshu OHTANI Kojun, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Reverend Tetsuun Ama Obituary Notice Ministerial Assignments for Rev. Jeffrey Soga and Rev. Shindo Nishiyama Giseikai Legislative Assembly resolutions discussed, including Statement Regarding Presidential Executive...

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Buddhist Wisdom & Compassion reaches Capitol Hill

On Capitol Hill, Washington D.C., January 3, 2017, Amida Buddha’s Wisdom and Compassion were heard by members of the 115th Congress, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who had gathered for a Bipartisan Prayer Service at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. At the prayer service, which also included the Christian...

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