Invitation to Online Sunday Service on October 31, 2021

Published October 27, 2021 by

Dear Moiliili Hongwanji Members and Friends,

I would like to invite you and your family to our Sunday Service on October 31, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.   

Due to the new COVID-19 related restrictions, Moiliili Hongwanji will hold Sunday Services via Zoom only until further notice.

  • Sutra Chanting: “Gassho to Amida” (*Service Book (PDF) is available online from here.)
  • Gatha: “Beautiful Sunday” 
  • Lay Speaker: Mrs. Karen Murakami
  • Reading: “Children Aspiration #6” 
  • Halloween activity after the service **Please join us virtually with a crazy hair, make-up or costume

In-Person: Not available at this time.

Online: Please click the Zoom link* to join in the service starting at 9:00 a.m.


In Gassho,

Toshiyuki Umitani
Resident Minister, Moiliili Hongwanji Mission 

*The Sunday Service Zoom link remains the same each week. To receive the Sunday Service Zoom link, please contact the office, or subscribe to our Weekly Email of announcements from our home page.

Additional announcements:

Oct 28 (Thu): Introduction to Modern Shin Buddhism class: first of 10 lectures

Date: Thursday, October 28 (First of 10 lectures)
Time: 1:00 p.m. HST
Location: Online (Zoom).
Registration is free; a $10 donation is suggested.
Register from an online Google Form:

This is a 10 week class taught by Rev. Patti Nakai of The Buddhist Temple of Chicago. The class will explore the writings of several Shin thinkers including Manshi Kiyozawa, Daiei Kaneko, Ryojin Soga and Rijin Yasuda.

Oct 30 (Sat): BCA BCE Online Lecture and Discussion: “The Three Poisons in our Life”

Date: Saturday, October 30
Time: 8:00 a.m. HST.
Registration (Free) is required. Donations are welcome.

The Buddhist Churches of America (BCA) Center for Buddhist Education (BCE) is presenting an online lecture and discussion: “The Three Poisons in our Life” — A Shin Buddhist approach to dealing with the three poisons. The lecture and discussion is by Rev. Marvin Harada, Bishop, Buddhist Churches of America.

Please go to the following link for registration and full event details:

You can see their full list of upcoming events at the following link:

Nov 6 (Sat): 2021 Fall Nembutsu Seminar | Honolulu & Oahu Hongwanji Councils and the Office of Buddhist Education

Saturday, November 6th, 2021, 9 – 11 a.m. HST
Online (Zoom) · Free Registration

Registration Deadline: Sat. October 30

Mindfulness in Today’s World

with Rev. Matt Hamasaki
Buddhist Church of Sacramento

Featuring current topics
· Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate
· Black Lives Matter
from the speaker’s perspective and a Buddhist perspective

Donations are welcome and will be used to help support the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation, The Popolo Project, and the Stop Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Hate organization.

For registration link and full event details, see the event listing at Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii website:

This event is jointly sponsored by the Honolulu and Oahu Districts and the Office of Buddhist Education.

Nov 13 (Sat) HHMH HDMA Buddhist Class: “Learning from the Shoshinge”

The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (HHMH) Hawaii District Ministers Association (HDMA) is presenting an online class on Saturday, November 13th, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. HST.

Learning from the Shoshinge

with guest speaker
Rimban Kazunori Takahashi
Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin

Registration is free. Once registered, you will be sent a Zoom link.

Click to register: (Google Forms)

See the HDMA Seminar Series flyer for additional information about their seminar series:

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