posted Jul 5, 2012, 2:33 PM by BJ Soriano   [ updated Jul 21, 2017, 1:22 PM ]
Here's what's coming up 

BSC Summer Session Schedule and Island Tour with Rev. Bhutia

July 10-21, 2017




Saturday July 15

Honolulu District departure: HA318 9:30a.m.

Hawaii District arrival 10:16a.m.

Hawaii District lecture: Kona Hongwanji 12:30p.m.

Sunday July 16

Sunday Dharma Lecture: Paauilo Hongwanji
Hawaii District lecture: Puna Hongwanji 2p.m.


Please check out Rimban Nishiyama's interview with Derek Kurisu relating to the "Words of Buddha" Photo Exhibit and some interesting information about what is expected a the the"talk story" time at the exhibit on:  

Seniors Living in Paradise, channel 27
daily in July,  6-7 am and 6:30-7:30 pm
You can also soon see the video interview on youtube - KTA Superstores Seniors Living in Paradise 

How to enter:
1. Capture a photo
2. Write a short, meaningful paragraph on how the photo relates to Japanese American culture
3. Email your photo to with your full name in the Subject line
4. Complete the online entry form

Open to all ages and photography skill levels.

For contest rules and details, please visit

Caregiver workshop
July 8 -

Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin

AmazonSmile Account

Attention all you Amazon shoppers.  Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin (HHHB) now has an AmazonSmile account.  What this means is that when you shop at AmazonSmile, .05% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases will be donated to HHHB.

 Simply log on to Amazon at, type in Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin as the organization you would like to support and go shopping.  Amazon will remember your selection; however, in order for HHHB to receive a donation as a result of your purchase, you will need to log in at

Program details may be found at

Thank you for your support.

BJ Soriano,
May 19, 2017, 2:59 PM