Invitation to Sunday Service on April 23, 2023, with Dharma message by Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani

Published April 21, 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. 

MHM SUNDAY SERVICE (04/23/2023):

*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: “Sanbutsuge” (*Service Book (PDF) is available online from here.)
  • Gatha: “Shinran Shonin” 
  • Dharma Message: Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani 
  • Reading: “Shinshu Pledge (I)” 
  • 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.


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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