Invitation to Hybrid Sunday Service on May 22, 2022: GOTAN-E (SHINRAN SHONIN BIRTHDAY SERVICE)

Published May 20, 2022 by

Dear Moiliili Hongwanji Members and Friends,

I would like to invite you and your family to our Sunday Service on May 22, 2022, at 9:00 am.


*We hold the Sunday Service in a hybrid setting. You can join us either in person or via Zoom. 

  • Opening Remarks
  • Kansho (Temple Bell)
  • Meditation and Vandana & Ti-Sarana
  • Toraiban (ascending) ritual 
  • Sanbujo & Aspiration 
  • Sutra Chanting: “Shoshin Nembutsu Ge” (*Service Book (PDF) is available online from here.)
  • Koraiban (descending) ritual 
  • Dharma Message: Rev. Thomas Okano (Former Bishop of HHMH) 
  • Gatha: “Shinran Shonin” 
  • Reading: “Shinshu Pledge (I)” 
  • Nembutsu 
  • Acknowledgments & Announcements

In-Person: Anyone is welcome to attend in person. No refreshment at this time. 

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


  • Feel free to invite your family and friends to our Sunday Service. Your donation is greatly appreciated.  <Donate Now>
  • 5/29 Lay Speaker Sunday: Speaker Mr. Wayne Nishida (Wailuku Hongwanji Mission) 
  • 6/5 Dharma School Teachers and Students Recognition Sunday: Speaker Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani 
  • White Way Broadcast every Saturday at KZOO Radio (AM1210) from 7:45am-8:00am: 5/21 Speaker Mrs. Irene Nakamoto (Former Director of the Office of Buddhist Education) Listen to KZOO Radio Online (Click “Listen to KZOO” on their website)
  • 6/20-24 BSC Summer Session: Guest Lecturer Dr. Scott Mitchell. Attached flyer.
  • Moiliili Summer Fest Bon Dance on July 2 from 5pm-10pm.  
  • Archive of the White Way Radio Broadcasts 
  • Moiliili Hongwanji Market Place 

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:

“The White Way” Radio Broadcast for May 14th, 2022

Our guest speaker for “The White Way” Radio Broadcast of May 14th is Rev. David Nakamoto, on the topic “Where the Buddha Resides.” Rev. Nakamoto served as the minister at Windward Buddhist Temple (Kailua Hongwanji Mission) from 2010 to 2017. This broadcast is sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Michael Sorakubo in memory of father, Mr. Shigeo Sorakubo.

The Market Place

You are invited to visit Moiliili Hongwanji’s

The Market Place

We are actively adding items to the following categories:

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Home Accessories
Cultural Clothing
Craft Kits, Craft Supplies
Handcrafted Items
Games & Entertainments
Name Your Best Offer

Items are available via pick-up
at our temple office on University Ave.

Thank you for supporting The Market Place and Moiliili Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.

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