In-Person and Online via Zoom Hoonko Founder’s Memorial – Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. – “Overflow”

Hoonko Founder's Memorial Service - OverflowPlease join us on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. for our Hōonkō Service (Founder’s Memorial Service).  Master Shinran Shonin is the founder of our Shin Buddhism tradition.  Service will be available in-person (with a mask) and online via Zoom.  Rev. Satoshi Kaʻimipono Tomioka will share the Dharma Message “Overflow”.  To receive the Zoom link, please email us at

Master Shinran Shonin (1173-1263), the founder of our Jodo Shinshu tradition, passed away on January 16, 1263. For Jodo Shin Buddhists, Hōonkō (報恩講) is the most important observance of the year. “Hōon” means to “repay or return one’s gratitude” and “kō” refers to “a gathering.”
Hōonkō is an occasion for us to show our gratefulness for Shinran Shonin, the founder of Jodo Shinshu tradition. Shinran Shonin revealed the vow of Amida Buddha which pledges to save all from suffering and bring the utmost bliss to all without fail. Let us listen the compassionate calling voice of Namo Amida Butsu: “Come as you are. I shall embrace you no matter what”.