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Upcoming Events

Mar
16
Sat
“Significance of establishment of Jodo Shinshu Tradition” (Triple Celebration Buddhist Ed.)
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
An HHMH Triple Celebration Online Buddhist Education Series Program…

“Significance of establishment of Jodo Shinshu Tradition” with Prof. Eisho Nasu

 

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
Triple Celebration Education Series - Jan-Mar 2024 flyer image

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Mar
23
Sat
Hilo Betsuin Spring Seminar with Koichi Mizushima (Hilo, and on Zoom) @ Hilo Betsuin (424 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo, HI) and via Zoom
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin Spring Seminar
“Sharing My Dharma Journey: From owning a Japanese restaurant to working for the BCA”

 
Saturday, March 23, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 
To be held in person and on Zoom at Sangha Hall, 424 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo

Hilo Betsuin spring 2024 Nembutsu Seminar with Koichi Mizushima - flyer image

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Koichi Sensei’s presentation will be followed at 11 a.m. by a hands-on sushi party, highlighting his sushi chef skills! After lunch, the seminar will end with a discussion for the attendees with the topic being “How to get more people involved.”

With Koichi Mizushima

  • Youth Coordinator, Buddhist Churches of America
  • Staff Member, BCA Center for Buddhist Education
More about Koichi Mizushima
Koichi Mizushima graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1995 with a B.S. in Management Economics. He was part-owner of three restaurants: “Taiko Sushi” from 1996 – 1997, “Osaka Sushi” from 1999 – 2004, and “Kamon Japanese Restaurant” from 1998 – 2013.

Koichi Mizushima, BCA Youth CoordinatorDuring this time, he was active at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento (Sacramento Betsuin). Koichi Sensei re-established their Jr. YBA Program in 1998 and co-taught 1st grade Dharma school from 1997 – 2003. He has been co-chair of the Sushi Booth at the Sacramento Betsuin annual bazaar from 2000 to the present and was their Programs Director from 2014 – 2019. Koichi Sensei has been a Minister’s Assistant at the Sacramento Betsuin since 2003 and completed the Jodo Shinshu Correspondence Course in 2017.

In 2018, Koichi Sensei began working for the BCA as their Youth Coordinator and also joined the BCA Center for Buddhist Education staff. In 2021 he became the BCA Ministerial Benefits Coordinator. He presently continues in all three positions. His family includes his wife Janet, daughter Ellie (a second year student at UC Davis), and their dog Chuck.

To attend in person, please register at the Hilo Betsuin office (398 Kilauea Ave.) by March 21. Fee of $10 for adults and $5 for youth requested for lunch and materials.

Or attend on Zoom for free at the link below.

Zoom link & information:
https://zoom.us/j/93470607158?pwd=NTdqRDBaUmhSQ2VXZHM5ZzdGOEZGUT09
Meeting ID: 934 7060 7158
Passcode: HHHB

For more information, call the temple office at (808) 961-6677.

Apr
6
Sat
BSC Spring Festival: “Nurturing Mind and Body” @ Buddhist Study Center
Apr 6 all-day
Apr
13
Sat
“Kyogyoshinsho: Teaching” (Triple Celebration Buddhist Ed.)
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
An HHMH Triple Celebration Online Buddhist Education Series Program…

“Kyogyoshinsho: Teaching” with Rev. Mutsumi Wondra

 

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
Triple Celebration Education Series - Apr-Jul 2024 flyer image

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HHMH Triple Celebration education series - overall flyer image

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May
18
Sat
“Kyogyoshinsho: Practice” (Triple Celebration Buddhist Ed.)
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
An HHMH Triple Celebration Online Buddhist Education Series Program…

“Kyogyoshinsho: Practice” with Rev. Yuki Sugahara

 

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
Triple Celebration Education Series - Apr-Jul 2024 flyer image

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HHMH Triple Celebration education series - overall flyer image

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