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Statement on gun violence

Published March 14, 2018 by

Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s Office of the Bishop and Committee on Social Concerns today have released a joint statement on Gun Violence and Mass Shootings. A PDF is also… Read More »

Remembrance Day service, March 4th, 2018

Published March 4, 2018 by

Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani delivered his first Remembrance Day service at Moiliili Hongwanji. He dedicated his message to the victims of the February 14th school shooting tragedy in Florida. His talk… Read More »

Sunday Service, February 25th, 2018

Published February 25, 2018 by

Charlene Kihara, a tokudo (initial ordination) recipient shared her Dharma message at this morning’s Sunday service. She talked about the Lunar New Year and the twelve animals of the Asian… Read More »

Sunday Service, February 4th, 2018

Published February 8, 2018 by

Sunday’s Dharma Message was delivered by Rev. Thomas Okano, former resident Minister at Mō‘ili‘ili Hongwanji and retired Bishop of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. Photos Rev. Thomas Okano, Ms.… Read More »

Sunday Service, January 14th, 2018

Published January 17, 2018 by

Sunday’s Dharma Message was delivered by Mr. Blayne Higa. Blayne is a Tokudo recipient who is currently studying at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, as a ministerial aspirant.… Read More »

Mochitsuki, January 7th, 2018

Published January 10, 2018 by

Some photos from our Mochitsuki. Mochi-tsuki, or pounding rice to make mochi (rice cakes), is an important traditional event in preparation for the New Year. Special mochi rice is soaked… Read More »

Sunday Service, January 7, 2018

Published January 10, 2018 by

Sunday’s Dharma Message was delivered by our Resident Minister, Rev. Bert Sumikawa. Rev. Sumikawa’s Dharma Message included the story of a man who, upon finding a bag of clay balls,… Read More »