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Summer Session 2016

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Buddhist Study Center from University Ave. with sunshine and wispy clouds

Dharma Light Program

Classes on general and Shin Buddhism. More »

Student Center

A place where students can relax, study, and socialize. More about our Fellowship Club »


Rev. Dr. Alfred Bloom's extensive website

Curriculum & awards program for scouts and others

Summer Session

Annual week-long seminar with a Buddhist scholar. More »

Upcoming Events

💻🎫📿BSC 50th Anniversary Lectures: Prof. Dennis Hirota @ Online
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Prof. Dennis Hirota will be giving a workshop about “Encountering the Words of Shinran” on August 6th and August 20th as a part of the 50th Anniversary for the BSC. Both of these workshops will be held online, via ZOOM.

This workshop will introduce materials designed to help readers interested in understanding what Shinran said in his own words. Through the provided materials, it will be possible to become familiar with important passages from his writings as he wrote them. No prior knowledge of Japanese language is necessary.

During each workshop, we will practice reading sample passages from Shinran with the help of romanization, literal translation, and simple grammar notes. After the workshop, it will be possible to continue using the materials for a number of important passages selected from Shinran’s writings.

Register here!

💻👥🏘️📿Oahu District Fall Seminar: Violence from a Buddhist Perspective @ Mililani Hongwanji Mission
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
💻👥🏘️📿Oahu District Fall Seminar: Violence from a Buddhist Perspective @ Mililani Hongwanji Mission | Mililani | Hawaii | United States

Join us for the Oahu District Fall Seminar with guest speaker Dr. Rosalie Tatsuguchi. She will be talking about “Violence From a Buddhist Perspective”. Understanding violence is important. Dr. Tatsuguchi will share how to understand violence from a Buddhist perspective. She will discuss Buddhism as a social science & Buddhistic solutions to violence & solicit examples from attendees. There will also be time allotted for audience Q&A.

This will take place Saturday, September 24th from 1 PM to 4 PM Hawaii time. This will be a hybrid event (both in-person and online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out prior to the event.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME! REGISTER Online at: https://forms.gle/zn34Lbofy25KFXsG8
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Fill in form below & mail to: Mililani Hongwanji By Saturday, September 17, 2022

All gifts received will be donated to benefit Violence Awareness. Checks can be made payable & mailed to: Mililani Hongwanji
Questions? Call Mililani Hongwanji office at 808.625.0925

About Dr. Rosalie Tatsuguchi

Dr. Rosalie K . Tatsuguchi is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Honolulu. Her treatment approach blends Buddhist principles and recent Western scientific discoveries. Dr. Tatsuguchi is also an accomplished author. View a complete bio here.


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Summer Session 2020 Live Stream links have been posted

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