BIBF Hanamatsuri Zoom Service slated for Sunday

  • Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer

The Big Island Buddhist Federation will be holding a Hanamatsuri Zoom Service in celebration of the birth of the Historical Buddha at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

The featured speaker will be Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer.


The topic will be “Awakening Intelligence in These Times.”

Manulani Aluli Meyer is the fifth daughter of Emma Aluli and Harry Meyer who grew up on the sands of Mokapu and Kailua beach on the island of Oahu, and along the rainy shoreline of Hilo Paliku.

She works in the field of indigenous philosophy and its role in world-wide awakening.

Professor Aluli Meyer obtained her doctorate in Philosophy of Education from Harvard and has taught at University of Hawaii at Hilo, Te Wananga o Aotearoa, and UH West Oahu. She has been nourished by the Dharma for 40+ years. Ulu a‘e ke welina a ke aloha. Loving is the practice of an awake mind.

A limited number of people without Zoom access will be allowed to view the service in the YBA Hall at the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin located at 398 Kilauea Avenue, Hilo.

Anyone interested in this option should call the Hilo Betsuin office at 961-6677.


For those who would like to participate in the ritual of pouring sweet tea over baby Buddha (representing the sweet rain that fell when the Buddha was born), a drive-through option will be available at the Sangha Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Zoom Meeting link is Meeting ID: 934 7060 7158 Passcode: HHHB.

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