Invitation to Sunday Service on April 9, 2023: MHM BUDDHA DAY & MONTHLY REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

Published April 6, 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. 
*You may bring some flowers on Sunday morning to decorate the Hanamido (Altar for the baby Buddha).
*Contact the temple office if you would like to honor your loved ones who passed away in the month of April.

  • Kansho (Temple Bell)
  • Vandana & Ti-Sarana
  • Sutra Chanting: “Twelve Homages” (*Service Book (PDF) is available online from here.)
  • Remembrance 
  • Gatha: “Hanamatsuri Kodomo no Uta, Happy Buddha Day” 
  • 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>
  • Request for Altar Flowers: We are always in need of flowers for our Temple and Columbarium altars. 
  • Hongwanji Passport Program: Did you receive your passport?  If not, please pick up one at the temple.  Collect six stickers by visiting temples/Offices in the Honolulu District (Betsuin, Jikoen, Windward, Moiliili, HQ, and BSC).  
  • April 16 at 9 am – Moiliili Hongwanji BWA Eshinni and Kakushinni Day Service: Speaker – Mrs. Joan Tamori (Wailuku Hongwanji) 
  • 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) – 4/8 Speaker: Mr. Alan Goto (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:

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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