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Upcoming Events

May
25
Sat
YESS Camp 40 @ Buddhist Study Center
May 25 – May 27 all-day

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Young Enthusiastic Shinshu Seekers (YESS) Camp 40

Weekend of May 25-27, 2024
In person at the Buddhist Study Center
near UH Manoa in Honolulu

YESS Camp builds bonds among youth from around the state as they interact and learn about Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. Registration for youth aged 13-23 is open through May 1 and there is a discount for registering by April 15!

The theme for this year’s camp is “Daruma & Me: YESS we’re back!” Resilience will be a common thread throughout the weekend, with mixers, games, Dharma discussion emphasizing practical applications of Buddhism to life and social issues, and activities related to perseverance and getting back up.

More Info
https://hongwanjihawaii.com/blog/2024/04/12/yess-camp-40/

Registration Link
https://forms.gle/FfMe4jVBWKEC8P9x6

Jun
1
Sat
Dharma-Centered Living 101: A Series of Workshops (BSC is a Zoom host site) @ Buddhist Study Center is a satellite Zoom location
Jun 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Dharma-Centered Living 101:
A Series of Workshops

1st Session on June 1, 2024
registration details below

In person at Kona Hongwanji and via Zoom at BSC (and other Zoom host sites)

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Would you like to be empowered to:

  • Nurture Shin Buddhist values in your children, grandchildren or students?
  • Use tools and strategies to share life lessons and skills which cultivate compassionate and resilient human beings?
  • Encourage spiritual development through character building?
  • Communicate your values through the mindful use of technology?

DON’T MISS OUT!

Please join us for a series of engaging and hands-on workshops presented by D. Trinidad Hunt, international trainer, author, public speaker & contributor to 3 “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books, granddaughter of Rev. Dorothy Hunt, author of “The Golden Chain of Love.

Trinidad lives in Kona and will be presenting Session 1 on Saturday, June 1 in-person at Kona Hongwanji (81-6630 Mamalahoa Hwy) from 9:30 am – 12 noon and online via Zoom at specific sites in each district. There will be small group activities as everyone learns by doing. For future workshops, Trinidad will travel to each district to hold an in-person workshop, so she will have an opportunity to interact with everyone in-person and share her valuable lessons.

Each session will feature a different set of values and character-building activities. Session 1 will include Comfort Zone, Listening and Self-Awareness.

Handouts and resource materials will be available to all attendees.

Registration

Please register by May 11. Visit the registration form at
https://forms.gle/ggxMWQXWcKdj3zHE8
or using the QR code:
Dharma-Centered Living 101 QR code

Please contact Debbie Kubota, Chair, Commission on Buddhist Education if any questions arise ([email protected])

Jun
22
Sat
“Kyogyoshinsho: Entrusting Heart” (Triple Celebration Buddhist Ed.)
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
An HHMH Triple Celebration Online Buddhist Education Series Program…

“Kyogyoshinsho: Entrusting Heart” with Rev. Kiyonobu Kuwahara

 

FULL SERIES (all on Saturday):

Registration
  • Jan. 13, 10 a.m. “What is Mahayana Buddhism? What is Pure Land Buddhism?” with Dr. David Matsumoto
  • Feb. 3, 2 p.m. “Development of Jodo Shinshu in Japan and Hawaii Part 1” with Prof. Mitsuya Dake
  • Feb. 17, 2 p.m. “Development of Jodo Shinshu in Japan and Hawaii Part 2” with Prof. Mitsuya Dake
  • Mar. 16, 2 p.m. “Significance of establishment of Jodo Shinshu Tradition” with Prof. Eisho Nasu
  • Apr. 13, 10 a.m. “Kyogyoshinsho: Teaching” with Rev. Mutsumi Wondra
  • May 18, 10 a.m. “Kyogyoshinsho: Practice” with Rev. Yuki Sugahara
  • Jun. 22, 10 a.m. “Kyogyoshinsho: Entrusting Heart” with Rev. Kiyonobu Kuwahara
  • Jul. 20, 10 a.m. “Kyogyoshinsho: Enlightenment” with Rev. Henry Adams
  • Aug. 24, 2 p.m. “The world is waiting for Buddhism and Shinran Shonin: Joy of the nembutsu” with Rev. Gene Sekiya
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Jul
20
Sat
“Kyogyoshinsho: Enlightenment” (Triple Celebration Buddhist Ed.)
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
An HHMH Triple Celebration Online Buddhist Education Series Program…

“Kyogyoshinsho: Enlightenment” with Rev. Henry Adams

 

FULL SERIES (all on Saturday):

Registration
  • Jan. 13, 10 a.m. “What is Mahayana Buddhism? What is Pure Land Buddhism?” with Dr. David Matsumoto
  • Feb. 3, 2 p.m. “Development of Jodo Shinshu in Japan and Hawaii Part 1” with Prof. Mitsuya Dake
  • Feb. 17, 2 p.m. “Development of Jodo Shinshu in Japan and Hawaii Part 2” with Prof. Mitsuya Dake
  • Mar. 16, 2 p.m. “Significance of establishment of Jodo Shinshu Tradition” with Prof. Eisho Nasu
  • Apr. 13, 10 a.m. “Kyogyoshinsho: Teaching” with Rev. Mutsumi Wondra
  • May 18, 10 a.m. “Kyogyoshinsho: Practice” with Rev. Yuki Sugahara
  • Jun. 22, 10 a.m. “Kyogyoshinsho: Entrusting Heart” with Rev. Kiyonobu Kuwahara
  • Jul. 20, 10 a.m. “Kyogyoshinsho: Enlightenment” with Rev. Henry Adams
  • Aug. 24, 2 p.m. “The world is waiting for Buddhism and Shinran Shonin: Joy of the nembutsu” with Rev. Gene Sekiya
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Aug
5
Mon
Summer Session with Rev. Dr. Kenji Akahoshi @ Buddhist Study Center and on Zoom
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The BSC Summer Session is an annual, week-long seminar with a well-known Buddhist scholar. The 2024 Summer Session will be the 50th annual event!
Rev. Dr. Kenji Akahoshi

The Buddhist Study Center presents Summer Session 2024

“Shifting From ‘Please’ to ‘Thank You’ —
A Path to Awakening”

with Rev. Dr. Kenji Akahoshi

August 5-9, 2024
In person at the Buddhist Study Center or Online via Zoom

Goes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each evening.

Topics:
1) The Why & How of Gratitude, 2) Truth: Now and Then, 3) Who Am I in the World?, 4) Benefits of Shin Buddhism, 5) Being Sacred in the Profane

For complete information and registration:
Visit the Summer Session web page

Or, if you’re ready to register:

Register Now

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After a 5-year hiatus for in-person YESS Camps, Young Enthusiastic Shinshu Seekers (YESS) Camp 40 will be held in person the weekend of May 25-27, 2024 at the Buddhist Study Center!