Sept 3 10:00 AM Sunday Obetsuji English Service
Sunday Guest Speaker: Stuart Nago will talk about his trip to Japan
Sept 10 10:00 AM Sunday Keiro/Grandparents Family Service
Sunday (Sermon by Rev. Narashiba in English)
All those 80 years old and older will be honored.
Please bring your relatives 80 years and older.
It will be such a treat!
Sept 13 Deadline for Chutoba orders for O-Higan Service
Wednesday on September 24, 2017
Sept 15-17 Hawaii Council for Jodo Missions Convention
Friday-Sunday (also known as Kyoku Convention) will be held
at Betsuin. Delegates from all 13 Jodo Shu
temples in Hawaii and ministers will participate
Sept 17 NO SUNDAY SERVICE
Sunday Final Day of Kyoku Convention
Sept 24 10:00 AM Autumn O-Higan Sunday Service
Sunday (Sermon by Rev. Narashiba)
Stacey T. Hayashi, author of “Journey of Heroes”, story of the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, will come to Jodo Mission of Hawaii on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. to speak about the upcoming movie on this interesting book made in comic book style.
Stacey is also working with Akemi Bischoff, casting director, of this movie. They are looking for Japanese guys between the ages of 18 to maybe mid-30’s to act as young “Daniel Inouye” type going to war as the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Tem. If you know someone who fits this group, please contact Akemi Bischoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to hear Stacey speak about this interesting movie, which is part of Hawaii’s history!
September 4 at 10:00 AM
Sunday Obetsuji Service (Sermon by Rev. Narashiba in English)
September 11 at 10:00 AM
Sunday Keiro Kai Service (Sermon by Rev. Nakano in Japanese & English). All those 80 years old and older will be honored. Please bring your relatives 80 years and older.
September 16 to 18
24th Laypersons’ Association and 25th Hawaii Rengo Fujinkai Convention to be held on Maui
September 18 at 10:00 AM
Sunday Service (Sermon by Rev. Nakano in Japanese & English)
September 25 at 10:00 AM
Sunday Autumn Higan Service (Chutoba prayers will be offered if requested). Fujinkai ladies will be making ohagi (mochi with azuki beans outside)
Have you ever eaten a tonkatsu sandwich? It is almost like eating tonkatsu with rice, except it is between two slices of bread. Chinatsu Maeda (wife of Tatsuji Maeda of Japan Memorial) will be here to help make tonkatsu sandwich for the Fujinkai-sponsored Food Fair on Sunday March 13, 2016.
Food Fair will begin at 10:30 am (after 10 am service) and will end at 12:30 pm. The slices of pork in the tonkatsu bento is pretty large and quite filling! It is fried, patted down to get out the excess oil and a special tonkatsu sauce is poured on the tonkatsu. Very delicious!
We probably will have other food items for sale. This is just a sampling of what we would like to sell.
Please place your preorders by Sunday, March 6:
- Tonkatsu Sandwich Bento – $5.00
- Maki Sushi – $4.00
- Spam Musubi – $1.50
- Sushi Vinegar – $4.00/bottle
To preorder, please print the order form linked below to complete and mail. Checks should be made payable to “Honolulu Jodo Shu Fujinkai.” Or, just come down on March 13!
Food Fair Flyer with Pre-Order form
For more information, call (808) 949-3995.
Hawaii Buddhist Council prevents a Dharma Study on American Buddhism: “Buddhism is Not for Everyone: How Buddhism Adapts to and Interacts with Different Cultural Values to Form Different Religious Traditions.”
Featuring guest Speaker Professor Jay Sakashita. An alumnus of the University of Hawaii, Jay received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Stirling in Scotland, where his research focused on contemporary Japanese religions. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, journals, and books. Jay is an associate professor of religion at Leeward Community College and a lecturer in the religion department at UH Manoa. He teaches several courses in religion, including those related to Christianity and Japanese religions. Jay says he has no hobbies, no time to read books, and absolutely no social life. He says this is his children’s fault.
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Soto Mission of Hawaii (1708 Nuuanu Avenue Honolulu HI 96817).
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a devoted, compassionate minister and former Bishop of the Hawaii Council of Jodo Missions Dwight Ryokan Nakamura.
Bishop Nakamura passed away quietly on March 23, 2015 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at the age of 88. He was born in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. He is survived by two daughters: Chandra Kanemaru and Dana Nakamura.
The Bishop’s funeral will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Jodo Mission of Hawaii as a “Kyokuso” (Kyoku-sponsored funeral). This is the highest honor given to a minister in Hawaii.
He came to Hawaii in 1954 and in 1962 assisted Kyoku with the publication of an English service book, “Light of Asia” and in 1978 was the editorial chairman regarding the published “Otsutome” a service book containing Japanese and English translations. He became Bishop of the Hawaii Council of Jodo Missions in 1983 to 1991 and again in 2004 to 2007. Prior to becoming Bishop, he was also resident minister at Kurtistown and Hilo Meishoin.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes to his family and to the Jodo Shu community as we mourn the loss of a minister who devoted himself to spreading Jodo Buddhism in Hawaii. Everyone has different stories to remember this wonderful minister for his warmth and compassion for people. He was always smiling, and saying good morning and thank you for coming or thank you for your participation. He loved food and he loved his sweets. He is now in Amida Buddha’s Pure Land. It was he who said when you get up in the morning say Namu Amida Butsu and be thankful for this wonderful day! And at the end of the day, say Namu Amida Butsu and thank Amida Buddha for this wonderful day!
Namu Amida Butsu!
Commemorative Symposium: Honen Buddhism, East to West, Celebrating the 120th Year Since the Arrival of the First Jodo Shu Ministers to Hawaii. March 14-15, 2015 at Jodo Mission of Hawaii (1429 Makiki Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814).
Jodo Shu, established in 1175 by Honen Shonin, is the first independent school of Pure Land Buddhism in Japan. It follows the development of original Buddhism as taught by Shakyamuni Buddha. Over 800 years since the beginning of Jodo Shu, Honen’s teachings still continue to develop and to constitute a part of daily life. The nenbutsu is the simple recitation of “Namu Amida Butsu” (“Homage to Amida Buddha”) and the center of Jodo Shu practice and devotion. It can be done at any time or any place. It is the ideal way for us to embody the great compassion of Amida Buddha in our daily lives.