Invitation to Sunday Service on April 16, 2023: MHM BWA ESHINNI AND KAKUSHINNI DAY SERVICE with Dharma message by Mrs. Joan Tamori (Wailuku Hongwanji)

Published April 14, 2023 by

Dear Moiliili Hongwanji Members and Friends,

I hope this email finds you well within the Compassionate Light of Amida Buddha.  I would like to invite you and your family to our Sunday Service at Moiliili Hongwanji. 


*Time: 9:00 am
*We hold Sunday Service in a hybrid setting. You can join us either in person or via Zoom.

  • Kansho (Temple Bell)
  • Vandana & Ti-Sarana
  • Sutra Chanting: “Juseige” (*Service Book (PDF) is available online from here.)
  • Gatha: “Asoka Garden” 
  • Dharma Message: Mrs. Joan Tamori (Wailuku Hongwanji) 
  • Reading: “Declaration of Interdependence” 
  • 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>
  • April 22 at 9 am – LGBTQIA+ 101 Seminar (See attached flyer for more details)  
  • April 23 at 9 am – Sunday Service: Speaker – Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani 
  • April 30 at 9 am – Lay Speaker Sunday Service: Speaker – Ms. Koki Atcheson 
  • Enjoy some music from here: BCA Music Committee YouTube page
  • White Way Broadcast every Saturday at KZOO Radio (AM1210) from 7:45 am-8:00 am.  Listen to KZOO Radio Online (Click “Listen to KZOO” on their website) – 4/15 Speaker: Rev. Sol Kalu (Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin) 
  • 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:

Thu, 4/20, 6:30pm: Public lecture at Univerity of Hawaii at Manoa, in-person and Zoom

Waves of Change:
Japanese Buddhist Women in Hawai’i

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

University of Hawai’i
Watanabe Hall Room 112
2505 Correa Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Or join online Zoom ID: 984 0828 2498 *no password needed

Speaker Dr. Karma Lekshe Tsomo is the Numata Chair in Buddhism at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa & Professor Emerita of Theology & Religious Studies at the University of San Diego

Sat, 4/22 at Buddhist Study Center: Learn more about the LGBTQIA+ community and ways to be supportive


Saturday, April 22
9:00 – 11:00 am
Buddhist Study Center
in-Person OR on Zoom

Learn more about the LGBTQIA+ community so we can ensure all beings
may enjoy lives of harmony, peace and gratitude.

Tenured faculty in the Department of Student Affairs
Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Center
Adjunct faculty in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UH Mānoa (2002- present)

We will talk about:

  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, ally and more identities
  • An appreciation for the unique lives of LGBTQIA+ people
  • Ways to be supportive and compassionate allies for LGBTQIA+ people
  • Share ways to build respect, harmony, peace and gratitude for all

Panel of LGBTQIA+ Community Members & their Families

  • Chihiro Okawa
  • Jay Yokoyama
  • Benjamin Bruch & Rudiger Ruckmann
  • Richard & Gail Taira
  • Pieper & Lois Toyama

REGISTRATION LINK – deadline April 15, 2023

Sponsored by the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Commission on Buddhist Education Committee on Social Concerns

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