The Institute of Buddhist Studies conducted its 6thAnnual Memorial Service on October 1, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Jodo Shinshu Center Kodo, Berkeley, CA to honor 130 past supporters who were founders, donors, leaders, teachers, students, staff, and friends, who shared a common wish that IBS will play a vital role in the propagation of the Jodo Shinshu teaching throughout the world.
Bishop Kodo Umezu, Buddhist Churches of America, officiated the opening service. Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto. IBS President, program chairperson, gave the opening remarks. Rev. Marvin Harada, IBS Trustee, read the name of those honored.
The service began with “Sanbujo,” “Hyobyakumon,” the chanting of “Amidakyo,” and Three Treasures.
Rev. Jerry Hirano, IBS Trustee, who gave a moving Dharma message of how he found his way in life, gave the Dharma message. IBS was the framework that helped him realize that his Dharma home was the IBS, and the many Dharma friends, past and present, which made it possible for him to find that home.
The Gatha “Ondokusan” followed by words of appreciation given by Dr. Scott Mitchell, IBS Dean.
Those honored at the service were:
Mrs. Alice Adachi, Mr. Ryuji Adachi, Mrs. Muraye Ando, Mr. Yoshio Ando, Dr. George Aratani, Rev. Dr. Jokai Asai, Mrs. Margaret Blair, Dr. Alfred Bloom, Dr. Roger Corless, Mr. Fusakihi Dairiki, Mrs. Hau Dairiki, Dr. Jane Dillenberg, Dr. John Dillenberg, Rev. John Doami, Dr. James Doi, Mrs. Marion Dumont, Mrs. Kazuko Eidmann, Rev. Phillip Karl Eidmann, Rev. Ryuchi Fujii, Mr. Yoshito Fujii, Mrs. Emi Fujimoto, Mr. Morizo Fujimoto, Rev. Hogen Fujimoto, Prof. Ryugyo Fujimoto, Mr. Tom Fujimoto, Mrs. Mary Fujimoto, Rev. Kakumin Fujinaga, Mr. Dick Fujioka, Mrs. Lily Fujioka, Rev. Dr. Ryosetsu Fujiwara, Dr. Luis Gomez, Rev. Russell Hamada, Rev. Dr. Shinsho Hanayama, Dr. Satoshi Hane, Mr. Noboru Hanyu, Mrs. Yaeko Hanyu.
Rev. Masami Hayashi, Mr. Takeo Hirahara, Rev. Satoshi Hirata, Mrs. Kimi Hisatsune, Rev. Ejitsu Hojo, Rev. Ryumei Iguchi, Mrs. Janet Ikeda, Mr. Tom Ikeda, Mrs. Jane Imamura, Rev. Kanmo Imamura, Mrs. Tomiko Ishikawa, Mr. Shintaro Ito, Mrs. Agnes Iwamoto, Mr. Roy Iwamoto, Rev. Jitsuen Kakehashi, Mr. Hideo Kaneko, Mrs. Misao Kaneko, Mr. James Kanemoto, Mrs. Yasuko Kariya, Mr. Masashi Kawaguchi, Mrs. Mitsuko Kawaguchi, Rev. Dr. Leslie Kawamura, Mr. Albert Kosakura, Rev. Kenryo Kumata, Rev. Haruyoshi Kusada, Rev. Kenju Masuyama, Mrs. Shinobu Matsuura, Mr. Masami Mayeda, Dr. Jay McCullough, Rev. Kyogyo Miura, Rev. Kakue Miyaji, Rev. Dr. Mokusen Miyuki, Rev. Keisho Motoyama, Dr. Ryo Munekata.
Rev. Toshio Murakami, Mrs. Masumi Nagatomi, Rev. Dr. Masatoshi Nagatomi, Mr. Ed Nakagawa, Dr. Toshihide Numata, Rev. Dr. Yehan Numata, Mr. Tetsuo Ochi, Mr. Hayaji Oda, Mrs. Taeko Oda, Mr. Sam Oda, Mr. Edwin Ogasawara, Mrs. Janet Ogasawara, Rev. Shobo Ohata, His Eminence Kosho Ohtani, Rev. Shojo Oi, Rev. Dr. Ryoji Oka, Mrs. Ayako Okamura, Mr. Raymond Okamura, Mrs. Rika Okuda, Mr. Yoshisaburo Okuda, Mrs. Edith Oto, Dr. Leo Pruden, Ms. Haruko Janet Sakamoto,
Mrs. Misaye Santo, Mr. Ben Sato, Mr. Carl Sato, Rev. Dr. Takamaro Shigaraki, Bishop Enryo Shigefuji, Mr. Ralph Sugimoto Jr, Rev. Remy Snow, Dr. Kikuo Taira, Mrs. Toshie Takahashi, Mr. Wataru Takahashi, Mr. Katsumi Takashima, Mrs. Yoshiko Takashima.
Mr. Hitoshi Takemori, Rev. Yoshitaka Tami, Rev. Shunsho Terakawa, Rev. Kyoshiro Tokunaga, Mr. Hitoshi Tsufura, Bishop Kenryu Tsuji, Mrs. Kiyoko Tsurusaki, Mr. Shigeru Tsurusaki, Mrs. Ruth Uchiumi, Mr. Sam Uchiumi, Rev. Dr. Yoshifumi Ueda, Mr. Glen Umeda, Rev. Dr. Taitetsu Unno, Mr. George Ushijima, Mrs. Helen Ushijima, Mr. William Waki, Mr. Noboru Yamakoshi, Mrs. Shigeko Yamaoka, Rev. Seishin Yamashita, Rev. Jim Yanagihara, Mr. Tom Yanagihara, Mr. Motomi Yokomizo, Mr. Eiichi Yoshida, Mrs. Miyoko Yuki, and Mr. Takeo Yuki.