Invitation to Hybrid Sunday Service on September 12, 2022

Published September 9, 2022 by

Dear Moiliili Hongwanji Members and Friends,

I would like to invite you and your family to our Sunday Service on September 12, 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
  • Sutra Chanting: “Junirai” (*Service Book (PDF) is available online from here.)
  • Gatha: “When We See the Golden Sun” 
  • Dharma Message: Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani 
  • Reading: “Golden Chain of Love”
  • Nembutsu 
  • Acknowledgments & Announcements

In-Person: Anyone is welcome to attend in person.

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>
  • White Way Broadcast every Saturday at KZOO Radio (AM1210) from 7:45am-8:00am: 9/10 Speaker Mrs. Barbara Brennan (Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin) Listen to KZOO Radio Online (Click “Listen to KZOO” on their website)
  • 9/18 Autumn Higan Service (Speaker: Rev. Blayne Higa, Kona Hongwanji)
  • 9/21 8:30am- Peace Bell Ringing (Please join us in the temple) Peace Day 2022
  • 9/25 Lay Speaker Sunday Service (Speaker: Dwight Matsuo), BWA Meeting.
  • 10/2 9am-1pm Moiliili Hongwanji Bazaar (Flyer attached) 
  • 10/23 Fall Nembutsu Seminar with Sensei Koichi Mizushima (Flyer attached) 
  • September is Foodland’s Give Aloha Month. Moiliili Hongwanji’s code is 79067.  
  • Archive of the White Way Radio Broadcasts 

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 August 6th, 2022

Our guest speaker for “The White Way” Radio Broadcast of August 6th was Mr. Pieper Toyama, first and former Head of School of Pacific Buddhist Academy, Past President of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Board of Directors, and an active member of Jikoen Hongwanji. This broadcast is sponsored by Mrs. Michie Hamao in memory of her husband, Mr. Minoru Hamao, and all deceased family members.

Now through September 30: Support Mō‘ili‘ili Hongwanji in Foodland’s Annual Community Matching Gifts Program

If you shop at Foodland and make a donation to Moiliili Hongwanji Mission, Foodland will match a portion of your gift as part of their Annual Community Matching Gifts Program, Give Aloha.

When: Now through September 30, 2022.

How to Donate:

  • Shop at Foodland or Sack N Save!
  • Show your Maika’i card to the cashier at checkout.
  • Tell the cashier our code, 79067, and the amount of your donation (up to $249).
  • Review your receipt to confirm the following appears:

Moiliili Hongwanji Mission
Your donation amount
Your Maika’i number

Thank you for your support!

9/17 Oahu District Fall Seminar: “Violence from a Buddhist Perspective,” with presenter Dr. Rosalie Tatsuguchi

WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2022, 1:00-4:00pm

WHERE: both in-person and online via Zoom

  • In person: Mililani Hongwanji, 95-257 Kaloapau Street, Mililani
    (Google Maps, OpenStreetMap)
  • Via zoom: The Zoom link will be emailed to participants prior to the event.

The Oahu District Fall Seminar features guest speaker Dr. Rosalie Tatsuguchi. She will be talking about “Violence From a Buddhist Perspective.” Understanding violence is important. Dr. Tatsuguchi will share how to understand violence from a Buddhist perspective. She will discuss Buddhism as a social science and Buddhistic solutions to violence, and solicit examples from attendees. There will also be time allotted for audience Q&A.

~ Or ~
Fill in the flyer form and mail to: Mililani Hongwanji By Saturday, September 17, 2022

All gifts received will be donated to benefit Violence Awareness. Checks can be made payable & mailed to: Mililani Hongwanji
Questions? Call Mililani Hongwanji office at 808.625.0925

About Dr. Rosalie Tatsuguchi

Dr. Rosalie K . Tatsuguchi is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Honolulu. Her treatment approach blends Buddhist principles and recent Western scientific discoveries. Dr. Tatsuguchi is also an accomplished author. View a complete bio here.

9/21 Ring Your Bell for Peace Day

The Buddhist Temples of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai‘i
invite you to

Ring Your Bell for Peace Day

Wednesday, September 21

Pre-celebration at 8:30 a.m.
Bell ringing at 9:01 a.m.

Please register in advance

10/2 Mini Bazaar

Moiliili Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
invites you to a

Mini Bazaar

When: Sunday, October 2, 2022
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Where: 902 University Ave.

Rummage Sale, Plant Sale,
Bake Sale, food items such as Chow
Funn, Chicken Katsu, Vegetable Pasta
Salad, Spam Musubi, Chirashi Sushi,
etc & games.

Parking: Temple grounds & around community
Come and check it out! Very reasonable prices!

10/7 Pacific Buddhist Academy – “Lighting our Way” banquet

PBA’s Lighting Our Way banquet recognizes inspirational individuals and organizations exemplifying leadership principles and values of the school such as selfless service to others, gratitude, and compassion. Their honorees for 2022 are Dr. Nancy Atmospera-Walch, Dr. David Lassner, Pieper and Lois Toyama, and Pacific American Foundation. Along with featuring the community achievements of these honorees, this year PBA celebrates 20 years since the opening of the school in 2003.

When: Friday, October 7, 2022, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A silent auction and no-host cocktail starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Waialae Country Club

See for full event details, including Ticket and Sponsorship Form, Silent Auction Donation Form, and Waialae Country Club’s regulations regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

Let’s join together to support Pacific Buddhist Academy and celebrate the honorees. Please call the Moiliili Hongwanji temple office at 949-1659 if you are interested in joining or helping sponsor a table. We will try to have Moiliili Hongwanji guests seated together, depending on the number expressing interest in attending.  Mahalo for your consideration of this event.


Sponsored by the Honolulu & Oahu Hongwanji Councils and the Office of Buddhist Education

Creating Dharma Moments Together:
E KOMO MAI! “Welcome… come in!”

LET’S ALL TALK STORY. Join us for a fascinating session as we share ideas about creating Dharma experiences together to make our temples more inviting to all ages. With Rev. Koichi Mizushima and panelists Brad and Joy Nakamura, Cristina Gervais, Kieran Maesaka.

WHEN: Sunday, October 23rd

WHERE: Online via Zoom

FREE to register. Deadline: Sun. October 16
Registration Link:

Donations are welcome. Funds will be designated to Buddhist Education.

Please make donation checks payable to Honolulu Hongwanji Council. Or, use this Donation Link:

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