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Upcoming Events

LGBTQIA+ 101 (Buddhist Study Center & Online) @ Buddhist Study Center and via Zoom
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, its Commission on Buddhist Education, and its Committee on Social Concerns invite you to

Learn more about the LGBTQIA+ community so we can ensure all beings may enjoy lives of harmony, peace and gratitude.

Saturday, April 22, 2023
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

In person at the Buddhist Study Center and online via Zoom

REGISTRATION LINK – deadline April 15, 2023

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We are pleased to present LGBTQIA+ 101, an educational session for both the Hongwanji community and the community at large.

Please join us either in person at the Buddhist Study Center (across from the UH Mānoa campus at 1436 University Ave in Honolulu) or via Zoom, whichever works best for you.

In addition to Camaron Miyamoto, Director of the UH Mānoa LGBTQ+ Center, the event will feature panelists composed of members and families of the LGBTQIA+ community who are also a part of the Hongwanji organization.

About Camaron Miyamoto

  • Tenured faculty in the Department of Student Affairs
  • Director of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Center
  • Adjunct faculty in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UH Mānoa (2002-present)


  • Chihiro Okawa
  • Jay Yokoyama
  • Benjamin Bruch & Rudiger Ruckmann
  • Richard & Gail Taira
  • Pieper & Lois Toyama

We will talk about

  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, ally and more identities
  • An appreciation for the unique lives of LGBTQIA+ people
  • Ways to be supportive and compassionate allies for LGBTQIA+ people
  • Share ways to build respect, harmony, peace and gratitude for all


Please contact Debbie Kubota, Chair, Commission on Buddhist Education at dekub88@gmail.com.


HHMH to present LGBTQIA+ 101 session on April 22 (BSC and online)

Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (HHMH), its Commission on Buddhist Education, and its Committee on Social Concerns invite you to “LGBTQIA+ 101” on Saturday, April 22. Providing an opportunity to 

“Peace On Your Wings” at Hawaii Theatre: Tickets still available for Feb. 9-11, 2023! (plus promo video)

Tickets are still available for Ohana Arts updated production of “Peace On Your Wings,” to be presented February 9-11, 2023 at the historic Hawaii Theatre! Watch a promo video and display showtimes and the ticket purchase link.

BSC 50th Anniversary Videos are on Youtube!

In honor of our 50th Anniversary, we have uploaded several videos to our Youtube page. These include the opening service for our 50th Anniversary, the BSC Historical slideshow, and the