December 2015 Newsletter


jodo-mission-bulletin-2015-12Jodo-E (sometimes referred to as Bodhi Day) is the day that Shakyamuni Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree. Although Buddha’s enlightenment took place about 2500 years ago, his teachings are with us and continue to lead us to a life of true peace and happiness.

The Hawaii Buddhist Council invites everyone to join in the Jodo-E Service. This year the service will be held at Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. The guest speaker is Edwin P. Hawkins, President Emeritus Japan-America Society of Hawaii and Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation.

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Place: Honpa Hongwanji Mission 1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii Parking: Limited, carpooling encouraged

The Hawaii Buddhist Council is comprised of the following Buddhist Temples: Nichiren Mission, Soto Mission, Higashi Hongwanji Mission, Honpa Hongwanji Mission, Jodo Mission of Hawaii, Koyasan Shingon Mission and Tendai Mission.

As part of the Bodhi Day Service, HBC is having a HBC Bodhi Day Food Drive 2015 to help the homeless/houseless. Please bring your nonperishable food items to Jodo Mission of Hawaii by Saturday, December 5 or bring them yourselves to the Bodhi Day Service at Honpa Hongwanji Mission on December 6. Please see page 2 for a list of food items requested.

In addition, HBC has a Photo Contest: Theme “Peace”. Photo should capture Buddhist messages such as non-violence, harmony, mutual respect and interdependence.