Living Treasures 2017 flyer image

2017 Living Treasures of Hawaii to Be Honored at Annual Gala

NEWS RELEASE – for immediate release January 3, 2017 Contact: Arthur Nakagawa 808-522-9200 HONOLULU, Hawaii – Whether through flowers, music, philanthropy, or preservation of culture and history, this year’s Living Treasures of Hawaii honorees have enriched our community through their unique talents and selfless giving. The five individuals chosen...

Continue reading

small image of pg. 1

December 2016 Headquarters Update now available

See the December 2016 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Ministerial Assignments Hilo Betsuin’s 100th Memorial Service for Lili’uokalani, Queen Of Hawaii 2016 Veteran’s Day Parade Living Treasures of Hawaii Recognition Jodo Shinshu Career Development Workshop workshop flyer registration form YESS Camp 34 registration form buy an ad in the...

Continue reading

Accession Ceremony tour group from Hawaii at Honzan, October 2016

Report from the HHMH Spiritual Enrichment and Fellowship Tour

The Commemoration on the Accession of the Jodo Shinshu tradition (Accession Ceremony) or Dentō Hōkoku Hōyō started on October 2, 2016 and continues until May 2017. This special observance is being conducted before Amida Buddha and Shinran Shonin at the Main Temple (Honzan) in Kyoto to formally announce that His...

Continue reading

Minister's Lay Assistant Retreat at Buddhist Study Center, Nov 4-6, 2016

Minister’s Lay Assistant Retreat Held at the Buddhist Study Center

Prospective Minister’s Lay Assistants gathered for a retreat at the Buddhist Study Center from November 4 to November 6, 2016. The purpose of the Retreat was to provide the opportunity to review and enrich the participants’ skills and knowledge associated with Jodo Shinshu and the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha. The retreat...

Continue reading

Bishop Matsumoto presents Kumamoto earthquake relief funds to Japan Consul General Yasushi Misawa

Hongwanji Hawaii provides Kumamoto earthquake relief funds

On September 26th, Bishop Eric Matsumoto and Reverend Toshiyuki Umitani presented a donation of $21,403.50 for Kumamoto earthquake relief from the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii to Consul General Yasushi Misawa, the Consulate General of Japan. HHMH collected a total amount of $46,403.50 of which $25,000 was provided directly to...

Continue reading

thumbnail image of HQ Update page 1

November 2016 Headquarters Update now available

See the November 2016 Headquarters Update for the following articles: Let Us Consider… (post election message from the bishop) HHMH Spiritual Enrichment and Fellowship Tour It’s a Girl! Congratulations to Rev. & Mrs. Daido Baba Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund Buddhist Study Center Fellowship Club Participates in a Young Person’s Fundraiser...

Continue reading

sketch of Japanese lantern by Wayne Takazono

PBA Lighting Our Way Banquet is Nov. 18; registration extended through Nov. 14

Registration deadline extended to November 14!   Pacific Buddhist Academy’s annual Lighting Our Way Banquet will be held on Friday, November 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Waialae Country Club. Lighting Our Way recognizes inspirational individuals and organizations who exemplify leadership principles and values taught at PBA. Foremost...

Continue reading

The Taste of the Nembutsu cover

“The Taste of the Nembutsu” — a new message published here each Sunday

We posted previously about The Taste of the Nembutsu, a volume published by the State Ministers’ Association containing dharma talks by active Jodo Shinshu ministers throughout Hawaii. With the partnership and approval of the association and the ministers, we are pleased to publish the dharma talks online in serial fashion....

Continue reading