What’s new and upcoming (October 16, 2020)

Published October 15, 2020 by

Here’s what’s new and upcoming at Moilili Hongwanji Mission, as well as announcements of events that may be of interest to the Moiliili Hongwanji community.

“The White Way” Radio Broadcast for October 10, 2020

The guest speaker for “The White Way” Radio Broadcast of October 10, 2020 was Rev. Shinkai Murakami, Resident Minister at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. This broadcast was sponsored by Mrs. Edith Noriko Horii.

Tribute #23 to Health Care Treasures, Essential Workers, and Everyday Stars

The latest video in Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s Mahalo Video Series features Kauai Island Volunteers and Essential Workers.  Rev. Tomo Hojo of West Kauai Hongwanji rings the temple bell and provides the opening narration. The closing message is by Rev. Mieko Majima of Kapaa Hongwanji.

Kauai Island Volunteers and Essential Workers

Upcoming Sunday Service

SUNDAY, October 18, 9:00 a.m., Online via Zoom*

Please join us for our upcoming Sunday Service this Sunday. The speaker will be Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani, resident minister here at Moiliili Hongwanji Mission.

This will be an online-only service using Zoom*. Please contact the office and we will send you the service invitation by email.

We will hold an informal Talk Story Session immediately after the Sunday service.  Simply stay connected to Zoom after service.

Your donation is greatly appreciated.  Please go to https://www.moiliilihongwanji.org/donate/.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

*Zoom is a video communications app known for its ease of use. You join an online event simply by clicking on a Zoom invitation link. It’s been working quite well for our online Sunday Services these past few months. Please contact the office to be emailed the Zoom invitation link to our online Sunday Services. You can familiarize yourself with Zoom by joining this test meeting (https://zoom.us/test) or consulting the Zoom help article.

Fall Seminar: “Moiliili Hongwanji: A Zoom Tour of its Objects and Meanings”

SATURDAY, October 24, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Online via Zoom*

Free & Open to the Public – Register for Zoom link.

Have you ever wondered about the significance of the different altar ornaments you see upon entering the temple hondo (main hall)?  Have you noticed the magnificent art work on the ceiling of the naijin (altar area)?  Now’s your chance to listen to experts talk about the history and meaning behind the art work in a Buddhist temple.

Dr. George Tanabe, PhD and Dr. Willa Tanabe, PhD, both Professor Emeritus at the University of Hawaii Manoa, will be the presenters of “Moiliili Hongwanji: A Zoom Tour of its Objects and Meanings.”  The date of the virtual tour is Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Questions will be answered after the presentation.

See our website post for full details and link to FREE registration: https://www.moiliilihongwanji.org/2020/09/fall-seminar-2020/

BCA CBE Seminar: Shin Buddhism & the Supernatural

SATURDAY, October 31, 2020, 8am-10am HST, Online via Zoom*

This is a free seminar by the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA) Center for Buddhist Education (CBE).

Journey to the supernatural from a
Shin Buddhist perspective.

  • Do Shin Buddhists believe in the supernatural? Ghosts? Spirits?
  • How do we discuss this topic if we don’t believe in the ‘soul’?
  • What dharma teachings are we referring to, if any?
  • Are there Shin Buddhist ghost stories? Do you have one of your own?

In the spirit of the Halloween season,
questions like these will be explored.

Join us if you dare…
Come in costume (optional)!

Speaker: Rev. Jerry Hirano
Director, BCA Center for Buddhist Education
Resident Minister, Salt Lake City Buddhist Temple

FREE registration: https://forms.gle/AWKXLypFaxj4V9xi7
(Zoom link is sent after registration)
Flyer (PDF): 2020_10_31_cbe_seminar_flyer.pdf

The Market Place

Moiliili Hongwanji Mission’s Market Place

Come browse The Market Place, a new section of our website where we have items for sale in a variety of categories including Kitchen, Gardening, and Health & Personal Care.

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