Perspective on Peace

A message from Bishop Eric Matsumoto which appears in the book, “The Taste of the Nembutsu,” published in 2016 by the HHMH State Ministers’ Association. The book is a collection of dharma messages by each of the active ministers. To extend the reach of the dharma within these messages, we will publish one per week […]

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A message from Bishop Eric Matsumoto, November 14, 2016   As we witness what is unfolding in our nation after the 2016 elections, there is room for concern as emotions and feelings run high, but let us have faith in ourselves as residents of America and also as humanity. For me, the wise counsel of […]

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The following message by Bishop Eric Matsumoto was distributed to all Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii ministers and temple presidents on July 9, 2016.   Dallas, Orlando, Istanbul, Medina, Paris, Charleston, Oak Creek, San Bernardino and the list goes on and on. Each day, I start by watching the news for a few minutes to […]

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Bishop Eric Matsumoto was a panelist at the 2016 Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival in a session entitled, “Japanese Buddhist Adaptations for the Future.” The session was one of seven offered at the Buddhism in Hawaii stage emceed by Dr. George Tanabe. Other sessions addressed Buddhist temples in Hawaii, meditation and mindfulness, socially engaged Buddhism, […]

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2016 Hawaii Buddhist Council Memorial Day Message by Bishop Eric Matsumoto of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii   Today, as we gather for our Hawaii Buddhist Council Memorial Day Service, let us revisit the significance and purpose of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a time when we remember and honor those who died in our […]

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Message from Bishop Eric Matsumoto on January 28, 2016   To the Family, Relatives and Friends of the late Colonel Ellison Onizuka and the Members and Supporters of Kona Hongwanji, As you gather at Kona Hongwanji, on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the passing of the late Colonel Ellison Onizuka and his fellow […]

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