Rev. Paul Osumi

Humanity Is One

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Confucianism teaches: “All within the four seas are brothers.” For Buddhism, “There is no caste in blood, which runneth of one hue.” Christianity holds that “God hath made...


Sontoku dewa naku Zenaku de Handan shinasai Judge good or evil, Not by the advantages or disadvantages. – Bishop Ryokan Ara Tendai Mission of Hawaii

Kinnara Gagaku And Arpana Indian Dance Concert

WHO/WHAT: A benefit concert for Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. Funds will go toward the temple’s Centennial Celebration and Higashi Hongwanji District 750th memorial service for Shinran Shonin, founder of Jodo Shinshu, which will...

Shinto Shrines of Hawaii Tour

WHO/WHAT: For many in Hawai‘i, the New Year begins with a visit to a Shinto shrine to receive blessings, purchase of protective amulets (omamori) and wooden votive tablets (ema). Join professors George and Willa Tanabe...

Mochitsuki Workshop and Demonstration With Konko Mission Of Wahiawa

WHO/WHAT: Mochi (rice cake made from glutinous mochi rice) is one of the most important traditional foods for the Japanese New Year’s representing strength, longevity and purity. As we ring in the auspicious Year...

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