What’s new and upcoming (October 22, 2020)

Published October 22, 2020 by

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

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.

Register for free by clicking https://forms.gle/nRwowBB7C3M3RbfTA. The Zoom* invitation link will be emailed to you. Please see the attached flyer or call the office at 949-1659 for more information.  Donations will be accepted by clicking https://www.moiliilihongwanji.org/donate/.  Please reserve the date.  Public is invited!

*Zoom is a video communications app for online meetings and seminars. It is known for its ease of use. Participants join meetings or seminars simply by clicking on a Zoom invitation link. You can familiarize yourself with Zoom by joining this test meeting (https://zoom.us/test) or consulting the Zoom help article.

Upcoming Sunday Service

SUNDAY, October 25, 9:00 a.m., Online via Zoom

Please join us for our upcoming Sunday Service this Sunday. The speaker will be Mr. Dean Sakamoto (Mililani Hongwanji Member) .

This will be an online-only service using the Zoom video communications app. Please contact the office and we will send you the service invitation by email, which will include the Zoom invitation link.

If you are able to, you are welcome to get your crazy hats or crazy hair (or wigs) ready to show everyone after the dharma talk.  No costumes are required.  

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!

Tribute #24 to Health Care Treasures, Essential Workers, and Everyday Stars

The latest video in Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s Mahalo Video Series features North Hawaii Island Essential Workers as the Hongwanji Treasures of the Week. Leelen Park of Kohala Hongwanji rings the temple bell and Wendy Nickl of Kamuela Hongwanji provides the opening narration. The closing message is by David Oshiro of Kamuela Hongwanji. North Hawaii consists of the Kohala, Kamuela, Honokaa, and Paauilo communities.

North Hawaii Island Essential Workers

BCA CBE Seminar: Good Trouble – Mr. Richard Stambul

The recorded video of the October 10, 2020 CBE Seminar with Mr. Richard Stambul is available here: https://youtu.be/kXePaSgQlE8

This is a seminar by the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA) Center for Buddhist Education (CBE). Click the thumbnail image on the right for the flyer (PDF).

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

Panda Express fundraiser: Wednesday, November 18th

Panda Express fundraiser banner image

Help raise money for Moiliili Hongwanji Mission by participating in the Panda Express Virtual Community Fundraiser on WEDNESDAY, November 18, 2020, all day. Available at Panda Express locations nationwide. Online orders only. Apply coupon code 901084 during checkout at https://order.pandaexpress.com or via the Panda Express smartphone application. 28% of event sales will be donated to Moiliili Hongwanji Mission! Your support is greatly appreciated! Tell your friends! See our full website post.

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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