Maui Nembutsu Seminar 2024 with Rev. Kodo Umezu (Kahului, in person)

January 20, 2024 all-day
Kahului Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
291 Puunene Ave
Kahului, HI 96732

Maui Hongwanji Council invites you to Nembutsu Seminar 2024

“The Most Important Matter in Life”
with Rev. Kodo Umezu

January 20-21, 2024
Kahului Hongwanji Buddhist Temple


Maui Seminar flyer 2024 - 1/20 & 1/21 with Rev. Kodo Umezu

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A rare opportunity to hear Rev. Kodo Umezu, BCA Minister Emeritus and former BCA Bishop, in-person at Kahului Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.

This Nembutsu Seminar was originally scheduled to be hosted by Lahaina Hongwanji last year and was rescheduled to January 20-21, 2024 (Saturday and Sunday), due to the devastating wildfires of August 2023.

Registration is only $10, including lunch on Saturday.

Saturday, January 20

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Lecture 1
10:30 a.m. Lecture 2
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Lecture 3

Sunday, January 21

9:00 a.m. Hōonkō Memorial Service with Rev. Umezu as guest speaker
10:30 a.m. Lecture 4

About the Speaker

Rev. Kodo Umezu

Reverend Kodo Umezu, Minister Emeritus of Buddhist Churches of America

Rev. Kodo Umezu was born in Fukuoka, Japan. He graduated from Ryukoku University in 1973 majoring in Buddhist Studies. He arrived in the United States in 1973 and was assigned to the Fresno Betsuin.

He took a leave of absence from Buddhist Churches of America and went to the IBS in 1976 and received his MA.

He served in the US Navy for 4 years in order to immerse himself in the US culture and language. After being discharged, he was assigned to the Los Angeles Honpa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple for seven years and later to the Buddhist Church of Oakland.

In 1996, he was assigned as the Executive Assistant to the Bishop under Bishop Watanabe and Bishop Ogui for 9 years. In 2005, he became the first director of the BCA Center for Buddhist Education in Berkeley.

In 2012, he was selected as Bishop of the BCA and served for two terms till he retired in March 2020.

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