Lectures explore Buddhist practice
Buddhist teaching about "How to Live in Loving Kindness in Today's World" will be explored in a two-week series of lectures and group discussions at Buddhist Study Center.
The Rev. Shoyo Taniguchi of the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church in California will lead the seminars on basic teaching about the day-by-day practice to enhance the quality of life and improve interpersonal relationships at home, work and in society.
The sessions will be at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 23 to Aug. 2 at the center at 1436 University Ave. The cost of $50 includes printed materials and a dinner on the last day. July 13 is the deadline for registration. People may pay $5 at the door for individual sessions. Call 973-6555 for information.
Before being named minister at the Union City temple, Taniguchi taught medical ethics at Kagoshima University Dental School in Kagoshima, Japan, and Buddhist ethics at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, Calif. She earned a master's degree and doctorate in Buddhist and Western S tudies from the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, Calif., as well as bachelor, master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees from Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan.
18,000 expected at convention
About 18,000 Jehovah's Witnesses in Hawaii are expected to attend the denomination's annual District Convention being held in eight weekend sessions through Aug. 12.
"Follow the Christ" is the theme of the program, which will examine Bible teaching about Jesus and what is expected of his followers in modern times in talks and in Sunday afternoon costumed drama performances.
The convention will be held at the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly Hall at 239 Palii St., Mililani Industrial Park. The program is repeated each weekend for members from specific geographical areas. Some weekend sessions are held in Korean, Japanese, Samoan, Ilocano and other languages.
Jehovah's Witnesses, who go door to door to distribute the Watchtower religious tract, have been distributing written invitations to the public. The convention is open to nonmembers. For information, call (808) 441-0463.
No registration is required to attend the sessions, which begin at 9:20 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and continue at 1:50 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays. The programs end by 5:15 p.m. daily.