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Buddha Fest set at Kahului Hongwanji

The Henry S. Tasaka Memorial Buddha Fest 2017 will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at Kahului Hongwanji Mission. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

This year’s festival will continue the theme of reflecting on the power of the dharma to transform society and the world. In this year’s program, participants will consider how a spiritual life grounded in Buddhism — particularly Shin Buddhism teachings — can help one make sense of a confusing world.

The speaker will be the Rev. William Masuda, currently the minister of Makawao Hongwanji Mission. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lunch will be served after the program. The event donation is $10. To preregister, visit the temple office at 291 S. Puunene Ave. by Sept. 8.

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Guest pastor to teach classes

Debbie Burpo, a pastor from Kingfisher, Okla., will teach Transformation School of Ministries classes Wednesday, Thursday and Sept. 9 at Faith in Jesus Church, located at 32 Waiehu Beach Road in Wailuku.

Burpo attended Southwestern Christian University and is a pastor under the International Pentecostal Holiness Churches. She will be teaching about servant leadership.

School will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Degree students pay $150 a semester; audit students pay $50 a semester. The first month of classes is free.

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