Invitation to Sunday Service on October 16, 2022 (In-person)

Published October 13, 2022 by

Dear Moiliili Hongwanji Members and Friends,

I would like to invite you and your family to our Sunday Service on October 16, 2022, at 9:00 am. 


*In-person service only.  No Zoom available. 

  • Opening Remarks
  • Kansho (Temple Bell)
  • Meditation and Vandana & Ti-Sarana
  • Sutra Chanting: “Praises of the Buddha” (*Service Book (PDF) is available online from here.)
  • Gatha: “Hotoke no Kodomo, Buddha’s Little Children” 
  • Dharma Message: Rev. Alan Urasaki 
  • Reading: “Golden Chain of Love”
  • Nembutsu 
  • Acknowledgments & Announcements


  • 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: 10/15 Speaker Rev. Shinkai Murakami (Wailuku Hongwanji Mission) Listen to KZOO Radio Online (Click “Listen to KZOO” on their website)
  • Archive of the White Way Radio Broadcasts 
  • 10/23 Sunday Service Speaker Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani (Hybrid) 
  • 10/30 Sunday Service Lay Speaker Mrs. Nancy Shimamoto, Dress up Day.   

Toshiyuki Umitani
Resident Minister, Moiliili Hongwanji Mission 

Additional announcements:

10/29 HIUHBWA Membership Meeting and Education Seminar at Puna Hongwanji. In addition, register by 10/14 for free on-line viewing of film “LIVES WELL LIVED: Celebrating the Secret, Wit and Wisdom of Age”

HIUHBWA Membership Meeting and Education Seminar

The Hawaii Island United Hongwanji BWA (HIUHBWA) will hold its General Membership Meeting and Education Seminar on Saturday, October 29, 2002, at Puna Hongwanji Social Hall. This will be an in-person event.

The Education Seminar, held in conjunction with the Membership meeting, will feature the film:

Celebrating the Secret, Wit and Wisdom of Age

The film will be followed that day by a live Dharma talk by Hilo Betsuin’s Rimban Kazunori Takahashi relating the film’s themes and Jodo Shinshu themes.

Sky Bergman, producer and director of this documentary states:

Four years and forty interviews later, I listened; capturing the images, ideas, and ideals of those who are proving that aging is something to cherish. Through the film, I hope to inspire people of every age to think about what they can do in their own lives to achieve the longevity of both health and spirit that these people have achieved, and to realize that growing older can be a journey to be celebrated.

If you are interested in attending the general meeting and seminar in person, please sign up at the temple office. The cost for the event is $15.00. The HIUHBWA has received a grant from the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Commission of Buddhist Education to share the film with the wider Hongwanji Ohana. There will be no charge. You do NOT need to be a BWA member. If you are interested in viewing the film on-line, register at by October 14. Those who register to view this film online will receive the following two links on October 15, 2022:

  1. Link to the film. This link will be active from Sunday, October 16 through Saturday, November 12, 2022.
  2. Link to the taped Dharma Talk by Rimban Kazunori Takahashi.

10/15 “HOT TOPICS!”: Current Events and Buddhist Views

What:“HOT TOPICS!”: Ask question and share discussions about current events and Buddhist views
When:Saturday, Oct. 15th, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Check-in at 1:30 PM
Where:In-person at
Mililani Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
95-257 Kaloapau St.
(Google Maps, OpenStreetMap)
Who:Everyone is invited!
Register:Register and even type in a question:

There are so many things happening in the news and in our daily lives, and we do our best to practice Gratitude, but it can often be overwhelming!

Many controversial issues are not always openly discussed at temple meetings, and “HOT TOPICS” is our opportunity to ask the tough questions and to share discussions and hear Buddhist views.

Come and meet Reverend Doctor Kenji Akahoshi, a retired Dentist and Minister of the Buddhist Temple of San Diego. He will help us understand in non-technical language that respond to our spiritual core.


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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