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JodoMissionofHawaii
Bulletin-JULY2014
JodoMissionofHawaii
1429MakikiSt.
HonoluluHI96814
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O-Bon Service Schedule
O-Bon Services will be held as follows:
Friday, July 25 - 10:00 am (Hatsubon Families Only)
2:00 pm...
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Mindfulness and Buddhism
In an article entitled “How to Practice Mindfulness
(Buddhism)”, it is stated that “mindfu...
Baccalaureate Sunday
Ashley Mizuo, grand-
daughter of long time
member, Masa Kitaji-
ma, was the honoree at
the Baccalaure...
HOLD MEMORIAL SERVICES
for Your Loved Ones’ Date of Passing
In Buddhism, memorial services are
observed on the date of pas...
Obituaries
The Jodo Mission of Hawaii extends its sincere
condolences to the family members and loved ones of
the followin...
1 Kichi Yanagisawa
The Yanagisawa Family
Yone Ishida
Yoshikazu Kakimoto
2 Toyo Tojo
The Tojo Family
Tsune Uchiumi
Minoru S...
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The July 2014 issue of the monthly newsletter of the Jodo Mission of Hawaii.

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Jodo Mission Bulletin - July 2014

  1. 1. (#1212-0714) JodoMissionofHawaii Bulletin-JULY2014 JodoMissionofHawaii 1429MakikiSt. HonoluluHI96814 AddressServiceRequested Important Dates July 13: 8 am: O-Toba Set Up & General Cleaning - YOUR HELP IS NEEDED July 25-27: O-Bon Services Aug.15-16: Bon Dance O-Bon Service Schedule Friday, July 25 10:00 am (Hatsubon only) 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Saturday, July 26 10:00 am (Hatsubon only) 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Sunday, July 27 10:00 am O-Bon is a time of remembrance of our deceased ancestors. Without our ancestors we would not be here today. Thus, we honor them during O-Bon. With our sincere prayer, our beloved ones who have departed from us can have peaceful repose of their souls. Also, we can spend some thankful and harmonious moments with our ancestors who have done so much for us.
  2. 2. O-Bon Service Schedule O-Bon Services will be held as follows: Friday, July 25 - 10:00 am (Hatsubon Families Only) 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Saturday, July 26 - 10:00 am (Hatsubon Families Only) 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Sunday, July 27 - 10:00 am Sign up for O-Bon Service will begin 1 hour before 2 pm and 7 pm services. This is on a first come first serve basis. NO phone orders will be taken. Closing Service will be on Sunday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m. Cleanup will begin shortly thereafter. Parking Attendants Needed: We are in need of at least 6 parking attendants for each 2 pm and 7 pm service. Please call Jodo Mission at 949-3995 if you are able to help direct cars to parking spaces. We appreciate your help. O-Toba Service Appointments: If you wish to have prayers offered in front of your O-Toba, appointments will be accepted from 8:00 am to 6:45 pm for Tuesday July 15 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Offering of Rice: During O-Bon Services it is customary to offer a bag of rice. However, monetary donations in lieu of rice are acceptable. “Rice” en- velopes are available in the office. Thank you for your understanding and support. Sr. YBA O-Bon Flower Sale: Please help the Sr. YBA by purchasing a beautiful potted chrysanthemum ($2.00 each). NO phone orders will be taken. Thank you for your support. Friday, July 25: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm Saturday, July 26: 9:00 am until supply runs out Offerings at your O-Toba: The space allowed for each O-Toba is approximately 5.5 inches width and 7 inches in depth. SEE page 1 for sample offerings. Most people will offer foods that the deceased liked, i.e. flowers, fruits, mochi, candies, somen for long generation life, cucumber and eggplant . Page 2 Haleiwa Bon Dance: July 18 and 19, 2014. We are ordering a van to go to Haleiwa on Saturday, July 19, leaving Jodo Mission of Hawaii at 4:00 p.m. and leaving Haleiwa at 10:00 p.m. to return to Jodo Mission of Hawaii. Please contact Jodo Mission 949-3995 if you wish to ride the van. Jodo Mission members will be given first priority. Others on a first come, first serve basis. Thank you.
  3. 3. Page 3 Mindfulness and Buddhism In an article entitled “How to Practice Mindfulness (Buddhism)”, it is stated that “mindfulness” is the ability to see things as they are, without the cloud of feelings, prejudice or even mood. “Mindfulness” is part of the Buddhist Eight Fold Path at number 7: “Right Thought” We should cherish our thoughts because our words and our actions arise from our thoughts. And number 8: “Right Meditation” We should think often of Amida Buddha and repeat His Holy Name. Namu Amida Butsu. In western cultures the practice of mindfulness is used as a therapeutic technique to reduce stress, pain, and even help with depression. You can begin your own mindful practice by finding a quiet place, then focus your mind on the present moment—do not think about other things—like I must finish this project because of an up- coming deadline, someone said something said something to me to- day which was not nice, my children do not listen to me, my hus- band does not listen to me, my body has so many aches and pains or whatever the case may be. Do not think of these unpleasant thoughts, but sit in silence and focus on your breathing to elimi- nate distractions. Practice focusing on nothing. As you become more mindful of the present, please recognize the things around you that you may have taken for granted. Thank you for each day you are alive. As Bishop Hara always says to recite the O-Nenbutsu or Namu Amida Butsu ten times each day as you awake and before going to sleep or at any time during the day and thank Amida Buddha for this wonderful day! At Jodo Mission, we have been practicing musical medita- tion which is quite different and beautiful! You sit quietly and concentrate on your breathing and at the same time listen to some beautiful music played on our beautiful grand piano. Rev. Nakano says he likes American music so on Sunday, May 25 for example, he played “Shuka Tsuki-kage” and then played “My Way”. He always starts out with “Shuka Tsuki-kage” which is from a poem from our founder Honen Shonin and then plays a song like the Beatles song “Yesterday” or “Pearly Shells” or a Japanese children’s song “Yuyake Koyake”. We get to calm ourselves for these few minutes!
  4. 4. Baccalaureate Sunday Ashley Mizuo, grand- daughter of long time member, Masa Kitaji- ma, was the honoree at the Baccalaureate service held on May 25, 2014. Photo on left is Ashley’s family. Ashley graduates from Iolani High School Guest Speaker on Bac- calaureate Sunday was Rev. Irene Matsumoto of Palolo Kwannon Temple. Rev. Matsu- moto is such a wonder- ful speaker and gave Ashley encouragement on such a wonderful life she has to look forward to and wished her the best. Rev. Matsumoto was born in Wahiawa and when she saw Ashley’s grandfather, Masa Kitajima, it just lit up both their faces as they reminisced the past. In her talk, Rev. Matsu- moto reflected on her own experiences, some quite humorous! Above is a photo of Rev. Matsumoto with Yoshiko Kitagawa. Rev. Matsumoto is also good friends with Mrs. Kitgawa’s daughter, Audrey Kitagawa, who also is a wonderful speaker and was our guest speaker in April. Thank you Rev. Matsumoto for such an inspiring talk. How nice to be so young as Ashley! Sunday School congratulated Ashley for some day they too will be graduating from high school. Fujinkai Fundraiser The Honolulu Jodo Shu Fujinkai is selling the HBC Cook Book Vol. 2. This volume is similar to Vol 1 which was a colorful Cookbook in which recipes were gathered from temples of the Hawaii Buddhist Council. Rev. Yubun Narashiba cooked these many different recipes, took colorful photos of the various steps to the reci- pe and put the recipes together in this Cookbook . The Fujinkai ladies very much appreciate all the effort Rev. Narashiba has put into this Cookbook and be a fundraiser for us. Please stop by the Jodo Mission of Hawaii office to see a copy of the Cook- book. and will be going to Loyola University Chicago majoring in journalism. She is the online Editor-in-Chief for the Iolani “Imua” newsletter. She also plays the oboe in the Iolani Wind Ensemble. She also is a color guard for the Iolani marching band. Ashley has a bright future ahead of her and we wish her good luck at Loyola University! Page 4
  5. 5. HOLD MEMORIAL SERVICES for Your Loved Ones’ Date of Passing In Buddhism, memorial services are observed on the date of passing, which comes every year, and at the anniversaries, which come every 4-6 years (please refer to the chart of anniversaries as posted on the right). At the memorial services, the family offers flowers, food and incense to Amida Buddha and their loved ones. Of course these offer- ings are meritorious, but it is most required that the family willingly recite “Namu Amida Butsu (I take refuge in Amida Buddha)” bear- ing sincerity toward the deceased person. It is an opportunity for the family to honor the deceased person as well as to clarify the meaning of their lives, by learning the imper- manent nature of life and appreciating the link of lives of their ancestors. Services can be observed at Jodo Mission of Hawaii or at your home altar. ANNIVERSARIES –2014 Anniversaries Year of Passing 1st year 2013 3rd 2012 7th 2008 13th 2002 17th 1998 23rd 1992 25th 1990 27th 1988 33rd 1982 37th 1978 43rd 1972 47th 1968 50th 1965 100th 1915 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * YBA CONVENTION HELD IN HILO June 6, 7, 8, 2014 Page 5 YBA Convention was held on Hawaii Island. Those who went had a wonderful time. Most of the Convention was held at Hilo Meshoin. They also visited Kurtistown, Hakalau and Hamakua Jodo Missions. Those who went are encouraging others to please try to make the trip to Ha- waii Island for the Joint Laypersons and Fujinkai Conventions to be held on Sept 19- 21, 2014. They will visit Hamakua Jodo Mission which will be Above is a photo of the YBA statewide officers for 2014-2015. In June 2015, the YBA Convention will be held on Oahu.. celebrating its 120 years of existence in Hawaii.
  6. 6. Obituaries The Jodo Mission of Hawaii extends its sincere condolences to the family members and loved ones of the following members who have recently left this world for the Pure Land. Dorothy Mitsuko Hamada 91 Jodo Mission Office Hours: Monday to Saturday 8am—5pm Sunday & Holidays 8am—3pm Phone: 949-3995 Website: www.jodo.us Rev. Yubun Narashiba Head Minister Rev. Kanjun Nakano Resident Minister Rev. Dwight Nakamura Retired MinisterPage 6 2014 BON DANCE SCHEDULE OF JODO SHU TEMPLES Island Temple Phone No. Dates Times Oahu Betsuin 949-3995 Aug 15 to 16 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Haleiwa 637-4382 July 18 to 19 7/18: 8 pm – 10 pm 7/19: 8 pm – 11 pm Big Island [Hawaii] Kurtistown Call Rev. Miyazaki (808) 935-6996 August 2 8:00 pm Hilo July 18 to 19 7/18: 7:30 pm 7/19: 8:00 pm Hakalau August 16 8:00 pm Hamakua Call Rev. Wansa (808) 775-0965 August 9 6:30 pm Kohala July 12 6:30 pm Hawi August 2 6:30 pm Maui Kahului Call Rev. John Hara (808) 244-0066 August 9 7:00 pm Wailuku June 20 7:00 pm Lahaina (808) 661-4304 July 5 7:00 pm Kapaa (808) 822-4319 June 6 to 7 7:30 pmKauai Koloa (808) 742-6735 July 18 to 19 7:30 pm Bishop Gensho Hara Lahaina, Maui
  7. 7. 1 Kichi Yanagisawa The Yanagisawa Family Yone Ishida Yoshikazu Kakimoto 2 Toyo Tojo The Tojo Family Tsune Uchiumi Minoru Shigeta Kikuyo Gonhata] Ellen Kimiko Hedani 3 Tamayo Yanagihara Robert Yoshimura 4 Setsuyo Sugihara The Sugihara Family Sumiyo Yamanaka Kajo Teruya Isami Yoshikawa The Yoshikawa Family Kajo Teruya The Yamanaka Family Masaru Taira 5 Asao Takara Shige Ikeda Fred Yutaka Sakuda Donna Haruko Furutani 6 Takaichi Hamada The Hamada Family Miki Ajimura The Ajimura Family Takezo Ishida Yosuke Mitsutani 7 Hisa Akimoto Taki Ishimoto Seiji Ogawa Kenneth Tsugio Ito Richard Shunichi Yoshida 8 Yoshio Furumoto Kamado Takara Hiroshi Arakawa Sueko Kiyama Shigeko Shimamoto 9 Kameichi Okamura Matsuyo Kamioka Kumataro Gonhata Masashi Kimura 10 Tatsu Yanagihara The Yanagihara Family Shina Kaya The Kaya & Shimazaki Family Keizo Nagata The Nagata Family Yojiro Yamashina Ukichi Nakano Fuji Kitagawa 11 Toyo Nanbu The Nanbu Family Fusa Murakami (2) The Murakami Family The Yamamoto Family Shigeyo Ipponsugi Iwao Asaumi 12 Hideo Higashi Kamesaburo Gushiken Akiyo Yano Morio Yanagihara Toshiji Oka 13 Kazuichi Akimoto Bunji Aoki The Aoki Family Toki Yamamoto The Yamamoto Family Setsuyo Nitta Yai Ouchi Watanabe Sadako Asaumi 14 Takao Amano Kanichi Morita Fukutaro Nagata Haya Kamimura Kazuo Kamimura Kanichi Morita 15 The Nakagawa Family The Koike Family The Fujisue Family Doris Chiyoko Hayashi Florence Satoko Law 16 The Juichi Yamada Family The Fujii Family The Shikata Family The Nishii Family The Okazaki Family Haruo Okahara The Okahara Family R. Toyoji Tominaga Tetsuichi Umemoto 17 Ito Tanimura The Tanimura Family Kome Nishiguchi The Nishiguchi Family Takiko Amakawa Yumei Uyehara Tomoe Yoshioka Edwin Juichi Yagi 18 Hisako Fujihana The Fujihana Family Seiji Nakagawa Miyoji Aoki Masutaro Kunihisa Tokiyo Masaki Masaaki Maruichi Okiyo Matsumoto Matsu Sadoyama 19 Misae Higashihara Thomas Tamotsu Hamada 20 Gonshichi Shintaku Fukuji Ikeda Katsumi Imada Ayako Hibi 21 Shigeru Nakata Usuke Oda Kamekichi Toyofuku 22 Keisuke Kimura The Kimura Family Takeo Matsunaga Motohiro Tanimura Matsuyo Miyagi 23 June Junko Yamashita Keizo Oda Sadako Kishimoto 24 Masako Narahara 25 Matsuno Mishina The Mishina Family Masuo Yanagihara The Yanagihara Family The Kimura Family The Weiss Family (Stillborn) 26 Naosuke Nakamoto The Nakamoto & Sakagawa Family Toshio Fujimoto The Fujimoto Family Pauline Aiko Nakamura 27 Sakutaro Koyama The Koyama Family Sayoko Takaoka Hatsu Maruichi Yoichiro Watanabe Yone Tarumoto 28 Koichi Ogi Sadamu Iwamoto Miyoko Ohara Darin Sueo Furutani Fumiko Iwamoto 29 Kansuke Yano The Yano, Konaka & Hayashi Family Mitsuo Sakakibara Chiya Wada 30 Noriaki Masuda The Masuda & Asamura Family Kinosuke Kitamura The Kitamura Family Toshisuke Iwamoto Noriaki Masuda Matsuo Hirayasu Bishop Shutesu Miyamoto 31 Haruo Nakano Kameyo Hayashi Usano Yamane Katsumi Yano Evelyn Chieko Fujita Nobu Namba EITAIKYO (Perpetual Memorial Service) for July
  8. 8. SunMonTueWedThuFriSat 12345 6789101112 13141516171819 20212223242526 287 10:00O-BonService Clean-upAfterServic 282930 8:30amMorningService Everyday July2014JodoMissionofHawaii Phone:949-3995 Website:www.jodo.us EVENTS: July18-19:HaleiwaJodoMissionBonDance July25-27:O-BonServicesatJodoMissionofHawaii Aug15-16:BonDanceatJodoMissionofHawaii HaleiwaBonDance O-BONSERVICES 10:00amHatsubonFamilies 2:00pmand7:00pm 10:00SundayService (ObetsujiService) 8:30FujinkaiMeeting NOSUNDAYSERVICE O-TobaSetUp& GeneralCleanupDay 10:00SundayService FujinkaiMeeting (Women’sassociation) 7/6@8:30a.m. SundaySchool NoSunday SchoolinJuly SewingCircle NoSewing CircleinJuly YBA:NoYBAMeetinginJuly

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