Other sources of events and news

Here are some other sources of events and news that may be of interest to the Moiliili Hongwanji Mission community.

Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii

Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in the Islands

Example of news items and events:

Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin

A Jodo Shinshu Buddhist temple

View Hawaii Betsuin website

Buddhist Study Center

[Excerpt from https://bschawaii.org/about-us/]

The Buddhist Study Center (BSC) was established in 1972 as a part of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (HHMH).

Located next to the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus, the BSC has a close working relationship with UH faculty in the Department of Religion.

The BSC also works with other educational institutions, religious groups, and community programs. The BSC serves as the Hawaii office of Ryukoku University, a major Shinshu Buddhist institution of Japan, and as the Hawaii branch office for the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies.

Student Center. Students are welcome to use the BSC for studying, relaxing, counseling, socializing and other planned activities. The BSC assists in student networking, provides information about Hongwanji programs, and sponsors the BSC Fellowship Club for college students and young adults.

Religious Education Center. The BSC provides a broad range of religious education programs. These include BSC Summer Session, a weeklong seminar with guest scholar; the Dharma Light Program, series of classes on Buddhist topics; and outreach through its publications, get-togethers, interfaith projects and community education activities.

Examples of upcoming events:

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

BDK Hawaii

June 18 at Aiea Hongwanji: Free showing of Carving the Divine documentary

When: Friday, June 18, 6:30-9:00pm
Where: Aiea Hongwanji, 99-186 Puakala St, Aiea, HI 96701 (View on Google Maps)

View an intriguing look into the world of Buddhist Sculptors of Japan and the little known art of carving Buddhist images captured in “Carving the Divine.” Director Yujiro Seki will join us, in person, to share his vision and mission for creating the documentary. It is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted toward the documentary. In addition to the documentary and meeting the Director himself, a small display of Buddhist images and sharing by Rev. Eric Matsumoto will also be part of the program. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please join us at the Aiea Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 99-186 Puakala Street, Aiea, HI 96701, from 6:30pm-9pm in the Social Hall on Friday, June 14, 2024. No RSVP is required. Please come and join us for an evening of learning and fellowship.

For more information, please call the Aiea Hongwanji Temple at 808 487-2626 or visit the Aiea Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Website.