Dr. Albert Einstein and Buddhism

In his Dharma Message, the late Bishop Chikai Yosemori talks about Dr. Einstein’s visit to hear a sermon by Reverend Jyokan Chikazumi. On the second page in the second-to-the-last paragraph, Dr. Einstein shares his assessment of Buddhism as a “religion of the future.” Click here to read the message:Einstein

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Dr. Albert Einstein and Buddhism

Take the time to read this Message by the late Bishop Chikai Yosemori. He tells of Dr. Einstein’ visit to hear a Dharma Message by Reverend Jyokan Chikazumi. On the second page, in the second to the last paragraph, Bishop Yosemori quotes Dr. Einstein assessment of Buddhism as a “religion of the future.” Bishop Yosemori […]

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The purpose of the Nembutsu Haiku is to capture a moment in time. And when doing so, we are able to reflect on ourselves, our relationships, our environment. And such reflection opens us to experience gratitude. Click the article below and see where Nembutsu Haiku can take you. There are three levels of Nembutsu Haiku. […]

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A PRACTICE OF GRATITUDE FOR THE PRECIOUSNESS OF OUR LIFE AS IT IS THIS VERY MOMENT In these times when many of us are disconnected from our normal lives, routines, and environments, we may find benefit from pausing and reflecting on the truth of our lives just as it is. In that truth, we may […]

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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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