December 2016 Newsletter


Jodo-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 Jodo Mission of Hawaii. The guest speaker is Rev. George Kosho Finch, who is from the Koyasan Shin-gon Buddhist denomination. He attended Michigan State University, gradu-ating with a Bachelors Degree in International Relations and East Asian Lan-guages. He later attended Williamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, where he earned his Juris Doctor. The Foundation for Shingon Buddhism is led by Rev. Finch in Portland, Oregon. Rev. Finch has conducted meditation workshops Please come a hear Rev. Finch.

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Place: Jodo Mission of Hawaii, 1429 Makiki Street, 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.