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August 21, 2019

When you wake up, what do you think?  Think what you have to do today.  Life is short.  Appreciate your life.

July 1, 2019

Which one is your mom?  What is happiness?  Think about this.  

June 11, 2019

Thai talk to kids.  Listen to pure heart and mind.

January 29, 2019

Benjamin took to Facebook after Scarlet got her new hearing aids, sharing a heartwarming video of the baby girl laughing at her older sister and her mom. Benjamin said she thinks it was the first time Scarlett could hear her big sister.

"It was the first time she h...

December 25, 2018

It's up to you!  You tell him/her or take a picture?  This is the teaching of Buddha.

November 26, 2018

As we celebrate World Kindness Day on 13th November, let’s take time to reflect on how we can make a difference. Let’s reach out to those who need help and volunteer for causes that change us for the better, just as they change the world.

September 27, 2018

All life needs kindness.

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Rev. HOJO's blog: Dharma message, reflection, and awareness


I'm the resident head priest of Joganji Buddhist Temple.

I was born in 1969 and reaised at Joganji Buddhist Temple.  When I was 16 years old, I became first ordained of Pure Land Shin Buddhist tradition, and earned Master digree of Buddhist Studies at Ryukoku University, at the same time I became full ordained as Pure Land Shin Buddhist priest.  At 26 years old I moved to the United States of America as the oversea's Buddhist priest of Shin Buddhism with Zen Buddhism practice.

I returned to Japan in 2014 as the head priest of Joganji Buddhist Temple.


My interest is horse riding, Jogging, and traveling with Onsen hot-springs.  I have own family, my lovely wife, Satomi.  She is first ordained as a Shin Buddhist and a Pediatrician as MD.

Hi, I'm Hojo Tone

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