The Institute of Buddhist Studies conducted its annual Memorial Service on Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m. at the Jodo Shinshu Center Kodo, to honor the friends, teachers, students who shared their lives with the IBS.
The service with chaired by Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto, Director of the Contemporary Studies of Shin Buddhism. The service was officiated by Rev. Kodo Umezu, Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America and President of IBS.
Rev. Marvin Harada, Co-Director of the Center of Buddhist Education and IBS Trustee, gave the Dharma Message for the evening.
Dr. Richard Payne, Dean, read the names of those persons who have supported the IBS movement over the years.
Those honored were:
Dr. George Aratani, Rev. Dr. Jokai Asai, Mrs. Margaret Blair, Dr. Roger Corless, Dr. Jane Dillenberger, Dr. John Dillenberger, Rev. Phillip Karl Eidmann, Rev. Dr. Ryuichi Fujii, Mr. Yoshito Fujii, Rev. Hogen Fujimoto, Prof. Ryugo Fujimoto, Rev. Kakumin Fujinaga, Mr. Dick Fujiika, Mrs. Lily Fujioka, Rev. Dr. Ryosetsu Fujiwara, Rev. Russell Hamada, Bishop Shinsho Hanayamas, Mr, Noboru Hanyu, Mrs. Yaeko Hanyu, Mr. Takeo Hirahara, Rev. Satoshi Hirata, Mrs. Kismi Hisatsune, Rev, Ejitsu Hojo, Rev. Ryumei Iguchi, Rev. Kanmo Imamura, Rev. Jane Imamura, Rev. Jitsuen Kakehashi, Mr. Hideo Kaneko, Mrs. Misao Kaneko, Mr. James Kanemoto, Mrs. Yasuko Kariya, Rev. Dr. Leslie Kawasmuras, Mr. Aslbert Kosakura. Rev. Kenryo Kumata, Rev. Haruyoshi Kusada, Mrs. Shinobu Matsuura, Mr.Masami Mayeda, Dr. Jay R. McCullough, Rev. Kyogyo Miura, Rev. Kakuye Miyajii, Rev. Keisho Motoyama, Rev. Toshio Murakami, Rev. Dr. Masatoshi Nagatomi, Mr. Ed Nakagawa, Rev. Dr. Yehan Numata, Mr. Hayaji Oda, Mr. Sam Oda, Rev. Shobo Ohata, His Eminence Kosho Ohtani, Rev. Shoji Oi, Rev. Dr. Ryoji Oka, Dr. Leo Prudens, Mrs. Haruko Janet Sakamoto, Mr. Ben Sato, Rev. Dr. Takamaro Shigaraki, Bishop Enryo Shigefuji, Rev. Remy Snow, Dr. Kikuo Taira, Rev. Yoshitaka Tamai, Rev. Shusnsho Terakawa, Mr. Hitoshi Tsufura, Rev. Kyoshiro Tokunaga, Bishop Kenryu Tsuji, Dr. Yoshifumi Ueda, Mr. Glen Umeda, Mr. William Waki, Mr. Noby Yamakoshi, Mr. Motomi Yokomizo, and Mr. Eiichi Yoshida.