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Buddhist seminar set for Nov. 12

A Shin Buddhist seminar featuring the Rev. Nobuo Haneda, director of the Maida Center of Buddhism in Berkeley, Calif., will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11 and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at Makawao Hongwanji Mission.

His topic will be “Shakyamuni Buddha and Shinran: Buddhism as the Teaching of Self-Examination.” Haneda believes that although Shakyamuni and Shinran lived during different times, their teachings are basically the same, focusing on one issue of self-examination.

Haneda received a doctorate degree in Buddhist studies from the University of Wisconsin and was ordained a Jodo Shinshu priest at Jodo Shinshu Otani-ha in Kyoto, Japan.

He is the author of “December Fan,” “The Evil Person” and “Heard by Me,” as well as other books written in Japanese.

Registration is $20, which includes a bento lunch. The deadline to register for participants wanting a lunch is Monday. The event is sponsored by the Maui Hongwanji Council.

For more information, call Makawao Hongwanji at 572-7229.


Zen meditation topic of lectures

Soho Machida, developer of Arigato Zen meditation, will be the guest speaker at Sunday’s 8 a.m. service at Kahului Jodo Mission, located at 325 Laau St. in Kahului.

He will also hold meditation sessions at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday at Lahaina Jodo Mission, and a session at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Wailuku Jodo Mission.

The sessions are two hours long and consist of a lecture by Machida and Arigato Zen practice. There will be a $30 session fee or $50 for two sessions. To register, email sohozenmaui@gmail.com.

Lahaina Jodo Mission is located at 12 Ala Moana St.; Wailuku Jodo Mission is located at 67 Central Ave.

Machida developed Arigato Zen based on 20 years of Zen training and through his studies at Harvard University School of Theology and the University of Pennsylvania. He has published over 50 books, including “Renegade Monk,” about Honen, the founder of the Jodo Buddhist sect.


Church to celebrate two major feasts

Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church will celebrate the dual Feasts of All Saints and of All Souls during its 9 a.m. Eucharist on Sunday.

The first Sunday of the month is also traditional Hawaiian Sunday where portions of the service are in Hawaiian.

The church is located at 100 Kulanihakoi St. in Kihei. For more information, call 879-0161.

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