Giseikai Memorial Sermon by Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani February 8, 2019 “Ah, hard to encounter, even in many lifetimes, is the decisive cause of birth, Amida’s universal Vow! Hard to realize, even in myriads of kalpas, is pure shinjin that is true and real! If you should come to realize this practice and shinjin, rejoice at […]

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November 3, 2018 A Humble Reflection by Eric Matsumoto Bishop, Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, Office of the Bishop, would like to express our loving thoughts and condolences to those who are, directly and indirectly, most affected by the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania which […]

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Sunday Dharma Message March 4, 2018 Rev. Toshiyuki Umitani Today, I would like to share my thoughts on the shooting rampage that happened at a high school in Florida about two weeks ago.  Needless to say, it was such a sad incident and we extend our thoughts and condolences to the victims, families, students and […]

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The Value of Harmony

2018 New Year’s message from Bishop Eric Matsumoto Happy New Year! “The Value of Harmony” Please let me express my warmest Aloha and best wishes to you for a joyous and harmonious new year! At the start of the new year, let me share some Dharma sayings which have a special place in my heart. […]

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Sangha Family Service October 1, 2017 Rev. Shindo Nishiyama Today, I would like to share with you about becoming a Buddha at the very end of our lives. As you know Buddha means, “Awakened one” or “Enlightened one”. So, Buddha means, “A Person who is truly awakened and knows what the most important thing in […]

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