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Healing Mass set at St. Anthony

St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wailuku will be celebrating a Healing Mass at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Church Center.

People in need of physical, emotional or spiritual blessing are welcome to attend this Mass.

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‘Women’s Voices in Buddhism’ lecture

“Women’s Voices in Buddhism” is the title of a lecture that will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 and from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Kahului Hongwanji Mission.

The registration fee is $15 for both days or $5 for Oct. 21 only. The fee includes refreshments and lunch. The deadline to register is Oct. 12.

The Rev. Yuika Hasebe and Rev. Mieko Majima, ordained ministers of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii, will share their experience, knowledge and insight into Buddhism’s past and present — as well as their understanding of the Shin Buddhist Path — from their perspectives as women.

The program will provide a historical survey of women in Buddhism, focusing on the lives of important women practitioners from the earliest times, through Eshin-ni and Kakushin-ni, up to the modern era including the formation of the Buddhist Women’s Association, and the importance of women as Buddhist role models in the home.

The lecture will emphasize the ways the Pure Land teachings, especially the Shin Buddhist Path taught by Shinran Shonin, helped to overcome and transcend all types of biases, especially those against women.

To register today or for more information, contact Kahului Hongwanji Mission at kahuluihongwanji@hawaii.rr.com or 871-4732.

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Pet blessing at Kula mission

People are invited to bring their pets to Kula Shofukuji Shingon Mission from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday to be blessed for health, happiness and peacefulness.

Pet owners will take home a souvenir amulet. Pets must be leashed or in a pet carrier.

The mission is at 113 Puanani Pl., in Kula.

* Local Religion in Brief is published every Friday and welcomes news releases and announcements from churches and religious organizations in Maui County that wish to publicize guest speakers, special events and programs, and news items. The deadline for submitting releases is 10 a.m. Tuesday in order to be considered for publication the following Friday. To submit material, call 249-6846 or send email to community@mauinews.com.

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