KANNONKOU Evening Special Service Report – April 18, 2022

KANNONKOU Evening Special Service was held on April 18 at the temple. Our first evening event successfully closed its door with lots of audiences. Pure gold Kannon Bodhisattva was donated by Tendaishu Hawaii coincidentally after we decided to have this event. We started this event with chanting, then had a music performance by two professional musicians. Serene sound was touching our heart and soul during the service. We finished our service by singing a Japanese song.     — Why Kannon Bodhisattva? We worship Kannon Bodhisattva at Honolulu Myohoji. There are bodhisattvas that are visible existences and invisible existences. A bodhisattva is an existence that saves suffering people. And a…

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KANNONKOU – Evening Special Service

We worship Kannon Bodhisattva at Honolulu Myohoji. From 18th of this month at 6:00 pm, we will start a special evening service for the Kannon Bodhisattva. The first Service will be held on April 18, 2022 at 6:00pm. This service will be offered on 18th of every months at Honolulu Myohoji.     About Kannon bodhisattva by Rev. Yamamura I am a Kannon worshiper and Kannon practitioner. I certainly believe in the existence of Kannon-sama.  I also always recite the name of the Kannon-sama. Kannon-sama is a bodhisattva.   There are bodhisattvas that are visible existences and invisible existences.  A bodhisattva is an existence that saves suffering people.  And a person…

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Stories from Dr. Yukari #33 Love Sponge August 22, 2021

Care-giving < = > Heart-giving   It is estimated that over 40 million people in America are caring for a loved one at home. Every day, we see many instances where caregiving is done without pay. For example, in 2015 there were roughly 300,000 breast cancer patients in America who were all being cared for by their spouses. The data also showed that roughly 25%-35% of the caregivers are suffering from anxiety or clinical depression according to Dr. Frances Lewis, a Nursing Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle.   In many families in Hawaii within our Asian/Pacific Island culture, we see a steady increase of giving family care…

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Tengai Morimo – a grain of rice (2)

It is believed that as the eldest son of a village headman, Tengai’s consciousness as a person of a locality perhaps grew stronger during his studies in Tokyo. When he returned to his hometown at the age of twenty-two, he immediately began activities for its development. He actively participated in such undertakings as the advancement of agriculture and the promotion of river improvement, assumed various posts and at the age of twenty-seven he was elected as a member of the assembe, from his character he gained the confidence of people and began numerous enterprises. His mejor undertakings included the Iyo railway and the Ehime news company. His rising-dragon-like life did not continue…

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The Zoom Shodai Meditation class available on every Saturdays

We are continuing to offer the Shodai Shugyo (Meditation) class currently. The background of doing Shodai Shugyo is based on the scientific effectiveness of Prayer shared by Rev. Daiho Saito and here’s a brief summary of the study. Dr. Rudolph Beard, former professor of cardiology at the University of California, conducted an experiment with 393 hospitalized patients and proved that prayer has great healing effects. The experiment was held for ten months on 393 randomly selected patients. The patients, nurses and doctors did not know about whether the patients were prayed for and not. Those who prayed for the patients were called together from a group of various religions, including Catholics and…

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Tengai Morimo – a grain of rice (1)

Recently, the life of Tengai Morimo was introduced on the late-night NHK radio program. Eighty years after his death, his name has again become known throughout the country. The real name of Tengai Morimo is Tsunetaro Mori (1864 – 1934). He was born four years before the start of the Meiji Period (1868 – 1912) in Nishiyogo-mura (Yogo-cho, Matsuyama city) of Ehime prefecture as the eldest son of a village headman. Amid his story life, he lived for the sake of society and the people and fulfilled his destiny, and died at the age of seventy in 1934. Tengai is a pen name that was given to him when he studied…

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Three tips for following original intentions

Ambition is the original intention. It is what we have aspired to at the outset and our great ideal. Ambition is the power that raises the seedling of destiny. We are often told not to forget our original intentions. That is because our diligence becomes accumulative power. Zeami (1363-1442), who greatly perfected the Noh drama in the Muromachi period, has said the following about original intentions in his work kakyo. First, “one’s original intention of necessity must not be forgotten.” Ze of the word Zehi (of necessity) is the original intention to bring happiness to people. The Hi of Zehi calls on his students to devote themselves while only never…

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Ambition is the original intention

Even if the seedling of destiny is planted, it will not grow large in a single day. From olden times it was said that peaches and chestnuts take three years, persimmons eight years and apricots easily require thirteen tears of fruit. During the period when the seedlings are being raised, we must endure various difficulties.  A long period of devotion and effort is required. Haratani-en took fifty years. (See our December 17,2020 post) Isn’t it true that to continue through those difficulties and to make an effort for a long period, ambition must always be coming forth from within us? Ambition is the original intention. It is what we have…

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New Omamori and Ofuda in 2021

We will share with our followers new Omamori and Ofuda. Well-Being Omamori, Mind and Body healing Omamori, Hope Protection Ofuda. There are also Ofuda to purify bad directions, too. If you don’t know which one would suit you, Rev. Yamamura will consult for you. Each of the Omamori and Ofuda are blessed with Lotus Sutra. Those who have old Omamori and Ofuda, we are accepting old ones as well.

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Happy New Year!

Honolulu Myohoji’s New Project beginning February, 2021   Dr. Yukari’s Zoom Lounge   Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren Shonin, we continue to work towards a peaceful society. We will begin offering an online consultation lounge hosted by Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach. Myohoji Temple in Honolulu will collaborate with Psychologist Dr. Yukari to offer a safe online space: Dr. Yukari’s Zoom Lounge. For those who are interested, we will be accepting new requests and questions beginning February. Consultations will be available to discuss your challenges and worries faced in daily life involving family, relationships, anxiety, stress, grief & loss. The first 2 sessions…

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