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Bishop, speaker, ministers, and attendees in a group photo before the alter in the Buddhist Study Center classroom

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 »

Resources

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

May
22
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👥🎫 Gatha Writing Workshop @ Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin
May 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
👥🎫 Gatha Writing Workshop @ Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin | Hilo | Hawaii | United States

We would like to invite you to join us for the Gatha Writing Workshop sponsored by Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin, which will be held on May 15 and 22, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

This will be a two part sessions, which include:

  • Learn rhythm and structure in poetry and music
  • Based on a theme, practice writing short poems or lyrics (Session 1)
  • Take work home to flush out poetic or lyrical lines
  • Return to workshop for review, edit, collaboration and a draft (Session 2)
  • E-mail follow-up may ensue for any musical compositions (this is the ultimate goal! – an eventual gatha)!

If you would like to sign up or have any questions, please contact workshop facilitator, BJ Soriano at bj@bjsoriano.com for more information.

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