Local Religion / In Brief
Lecture series set at Buddhist temple
The Shigemi Okamoto Memorial Lecture series will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission Buddhist Temple, 1828 Vineyard St. in Wailuku.
The lecture series is held every two years in memory of Shigemi Okamoto to perpetuate Buddhism and Jodo Shinshu teachings.
The featured lecturer will be the Rev. Yuki Sugahara, resident minister of the Oregon Buddhist Temple. Sugahara is originally from Shimane prefecture, Japan. He received his Tokudo (minor ordination) in 1996 and his Kyoshi (full ordination) in 2002.
In 2011, he was assigned to the Buddhist Church of Florin in Sacramento, Calif. He was reassigned to the Oregon Buddhist Temple in 2017 as a resident minister.
The topic will be “How the Four Noble Truths Connect to Nembutsu Teachings and Nembutsu Life.”
There is no charge to attend the lecture series, but registration is required. For reservations, call the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission Buddhist Temple at 244-0406.
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** This story includes a correction from original publication on Friday, February 22, 2019. Incorrect dates appeared in the article. The Maui News apologizes for the error.