3rd Annual Bon Dance 101
Back by popular demand is Bon Dance 101 classes for keiki and their parents and grandparents. The classes will be taught by Mrs. Sakae Kaya, Mrs. Jane Miyasaki and their team. This special workshop is planned for Tuesday, June 18 at 5:45 P.M.
A gathering of children and story telling will commence at 5:45 P.M. in the Sangha Hall Conference room and dancing will begin following the story. A light dinner following the workshop will be served to participants. Following Bon Dance 101 will be the regular Bon Dance practice at 7:00 P.M. for all dance enthusiasts. Sangha members, their families and our affiliates are all invited to participate.
All children 8 years and younger must have a parent/grandparent accompany them on the dance floor. Please sign up at the temple office to join the fun and to help determine food needs
Jodo Shin Buddhists celebrate the birth of another important religious figure in May, Shinran Shonin (1173-1263), the founder of Jodo Shinshu. Known as Gotane-E, this birthday celebration is one of the six major services of Hilo Betsuin.
The members of Hilo Betsuin and their families and friends are cordially invited to attend this year’s Gotane-E Services to be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Please join us for the following Dharma Services: 9:00 A.M. English Dharma Service and 10:30 A.M. Japanese Dharma Service. The BWA will prepare light refreshments to be offered between the 9:00 and 10:30 A.M. services in the YBA Hall. (at 10:00 AM.)
The guest speaker will be Rev. Kazunori Takahashi, resident minister at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission. Rev. Takahashi was born in Nagato City, Yamaguchi, Japan. He received both his Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Arts degrees from Ryukoku University in Kyoto and received his Tokudo in 2003 and his Kyoshi in 2005. Prior to serving at Kapaa Hongwanji, he was an associate minister at Hilo Betsuin from 2008 - 2009.Reminder: There will be a collection for the Food Basket!