To promote fellowship/friendship among members via activities which foster growth in the Dharma, within our Sangha and outside our temple community.

H O Y U K A I     H I G H L I G H T S

 The Peanut Butter Ministry was held on July 31.  Thank you to Group III, Helen & Joe Tanaka, Roland & Laurie Higashi, Sandy Taniguchi and Mel Otani.  October 30 is the next gathering of helping hands by Group II

Recently we were honored to have Sinaj to talk about his faith, Islam.  He highlighted with his presentation of The Five Pillars, the most important Muslim practices.  They represent the five obligations that every Muslim must satisfy in order to live a good and responsible life according to Islam.  The Five Pillars consist of: Shahadah, sincerely reciting the Muslim profession of faith; Salat, performing ritual prayers in the proper way five times each day; Zakat, paying alms (or charity) tax to benefit the poor and the need; Sawm, fasting during the month of Ramadan; Hajj, pilgrimage to Mecca. Carrying out these obligations provides the framework of a Muslim's life, and weaves his everyday activities and beliefs into a single cloth of religious devotion. No matter how sincerely a person may believe, Islam regards it as pointless to live life without putting that faith into action and practice. Carrying out the Five Pillars demonstrates that the Muslim is putting their faith first, and not just trying to fit it in around their secular lives.


The Hoyukai meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Sangha Hall conference room or the Sangha Hall. Open to all!  Contact us at info@hilobetsuin.org


BJ Soriano,
Nov 20, 2017, 5:12 PM