WEHOPE Dharmathon

2015 West and East Hongwanji Overseas Propagation Exchange (WEHOPE) DHARMATHON

– A Series of Dharma Messages
- The Dharmathon has been archived online! [Day 1, and Day 2]

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7:00 – 9:00 pm (Pacific Time) on April 15 & April 16
At the Jodo Shinshu Center, Berkeley, CA

Speakers for April 15
・ Rev. Miki Nakura
・ Rev. Shinji Kawagoe
・ Rev. Patti Nakai
・ Rev. Katsuya Kusunoki
・ Rev. Marcos Sawada
・ Rev. Kosho Yagi
・ Rev. Ryoko Osa
・ Rev. Ronald Kobata
・ Rev. Tomoyuki Hasegawa

Speakers for April 16
・ Rev. Ryuta Furumoto
・ Rev. Nobuko Miyoshi
・ Rev. David Fujimoto
・ Rev. Mauricio Ghigonetto
・ Rev. Diana Thompson
・ Rev. Peter Hata
・ Rev. Cristina Sato
・ Rev. Ken Yamada
・ Rev. Jerry Hirano

Wednesday, April 15, 7:00-9:00 PM

・ Opening Remarks by Chairperson (Rev. David Fujimoto)

・ Japanese Message Rev. Miki Nakura (New York Sangha, Shinshu Otani-ha) 「これ、仏の手だぞ。」 (Eng. "This is Buddha's Hand")

・ Sutra Chanting "Tan Butsu Ge" by Shinshu Otani-ha Ministers

・ Message by Bishop Noriaki Ito

・ English Messages:

- Rev. Shinji Kawagoe
(Papaikou Hongwanji Mission, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha)
"The way of looking at things"

- Rev. Patti Nakai
(Buddhist Temple of Chicago, Shinshu Otani-ha)
"The Liberation Theology of Shinran Shonin"

- Rev. Katsuya Kusunoki
(Buddhist Church of Lodi, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha)
"Peace"

- Rev. Marcos Sawada
(Hilo Higashi Honganji, Shinshu Otani-ha)
"Your happiness is my happiness"

- Rev. Kosho Yagi
(Aiea Hongwanji, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha)
"Arigatou, Gomen nasai"

- Rev. Ryoko Osa
(North America District Office, Shinshu Otani-ha)
"To be saved"

- Rev. Ronald Kobata
(Buddhist Church of San Francisco, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha)
"Coming A.L.I.V.E"

- Rev. Tomoyuki Hasegawa
(North America District Office, Shinshu Otani-ha)
"Beams of Light Shining Brilliantly from Each Flower"

Thursday, April 16, 7:00-9:00 PM

・ Opening Remarks by Chairperson (Rev. Mauricio Ghigonetto)

・ Japanese Message Rev. Ryuta Furumoto
(Senshin Buddhist Temple, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha)
「浄土真宗を語る」 (Eng. "The essence of Jodo Shinshu")

・ Sutra Chanting "San Butsu Ge" by Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Ministers

・ Message by Bishop Kodo Umezu

・ English Messages:

- Rev. Nobuko Miyoshi (West Covina Higashi Honganji, Shinshu Otani-ha) 「本願力:願いが私を動かす」

- Rev. David Fujimoto
(Puna Hongwanji, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha)
"The Dharma Lū’au: Everything the Dharma Has Taught Me"

- Rev. Mauricio Ghigonetto
(Nambei Honganji Brasil Betsuin, Shinshu Otani-ha)
"Shin Buddhism is Really Buddhism"

- Rev. Diana Thompson
(Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha)

- Rev. Peter Hata
(Higashi Honganji Los Angeles Betsuin, Shinshu Otani-ha)
"Betsuin Tour Guide"

- Rev. Cristina Sato
(Hongwanji Brasilia, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha)
"Are you Buddhist?"

- Rev. Ken Yamada
(Berkeley Higashi Honganji, Shinshu Otani-ha)
"Seeing is believing"

- Rev. Jerry Hirano
(Salt Lake Buddhist Temple, Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha)
"Is the Dalai Lama your Boss?"