17. February 2021
Kawaikini is the highest peak on Kauai. The elevation from sea level is 5,243 feet or 1,598m. It is located in almost center of the island and part of Mount Waialeale which is known as the wettest spot on Earth. Because of the heavy rain during the night, the mountain showed us incredibly long waterfalls everywhere. These waterfalls are legendary falls because they last only for a few hours. The was my second time I saw these falls after 2011. Because the peak is often covered by clouds, its...
05. February 2021
We tend to think transformation from a caterpillar to a butterfly is amazing. But what is more amazing should be our transformation of our human being from birth to death. There are lots of changes physically, mentally and spiritually between birth and death. Without faith, we are quite powerless toward these incredible changes. With faith, however, we can be positive about our changes and we can change ourselves to accept these changes for better future. Did you find faith already? If not,...
05. February 2021
I'd like to let you know that I got a phishing email from the person named "Bishop Kosen" recently. I didn't know what happened when I received it because it came to me, Kosen from "Bishop Kosen." But I noticed the sender's email was "san78144@gmail.com" which was not my email!!! Sorry it's so confusing but the scammer who pretends to be "Bishop Kosen" sent emails to Kauai Buddhist Council members including myself as follow: Kosen. Could you please spare a minute to assist me in purchasing a...
02. February 2021
After Sunday Service and Zoom meeting on Sunday, I went to see Sakura trees (known as Okinawan Cherry) in the Koke'e State Park. Because of the rough weather and strong wind recently, there were not many flowers but there were some Apapane which is Hawaiian honeycreeper endemic to the Hawaii Islands came to get the honey of the flower from time to time. Kacho-Fugetsu(花鳥風月) which literally means “Flower, Bird, Wind & Moon” is a Japanese term to mean beauty of nature around...
29. January 2021
Mahalo to our Dharma brothers and sisters who joined in the Zoom Nenbutsu yesterday. Wow, it was unbelievable that one hour passed so quickly! Then I watched the video of this Zoom Nenbutsu by Rev. Tsuchiya. Oh my goodness….I now can see I was falling asleep from time to time. No wonder time passed incredibly fast! But as I looked myself, somehow I was continuing to chant Namu Amida Butsu. This reminded me a famous episode of the Essay called “Tsurezuregusa.” Tsurezure-gusa or “Essays...
19. January 2021
Aloha members and friends of Jodo Mission temples, I'd like to let you know Jodo Shu Young Ministers' Association in Japan has just started "The simultaneous NENBUTSU recitation meet" in commemoration of our founder Honen Shonin's memorial day in January 25th. This is to chant "Namu Amida Butsu" from anywhere in the world. Please join them in reciting Nenbutsu from your place. Honen Shonin said, "Wherever you hear Namu Amida Butsu shall be my memorial site." If you can submit an entry form at...
06. December 2020
It was truly a pleasure and privilege to work for two Bodhi Day Services this year. This Virtual Bodhi Day Service is sponsored by Hawaii Buddhist Council which consists of 7 major Japanese Buddhist Sects' headquarters: Higashi Hongwanji, Honpa Hongwanji, Jodo Mission of Hawaii, Nichiran Mission of hawaii, Koyasan Shingon Mission of Hawaii, Soto Mission of Hawaii and Tendai Mission of Hawaii. Our featured speaker is Dr./Rev. Kenneth Tanaka, Professor Emeritus of Musashino University. The...
02. December 2020
Please click below for downloading a 2020 Bodhi Day Program.

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