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International scholar to speak on globalization of Buddhism

Noted Buddhist scholar, author and educator, Dr. Ugo Dessi will present a talk at the Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple at 7 p.m., on Monday, June 10.

Asking the question, “Can the globalization of Buddhism help solve war and alienation?” Dessi brings international and inspiring insights to the podium, discussing how Japanese Buddhism continues to evolve, along with environmental and human rights values, as global interconnectedness has increased. Admission is free and the general public is enthusiastically welcome. He will be sitting with the Honokaa Mindfulness Sangha, at 4 p.m., Sunday, June 9, in the Honoka‘a Hongwanji Buddhist Temple social hall.

Dr. Dessi’s talk is free and open to everyone regardless of religious or spiritual background. The program begins at 7 p.m., followed by time for questions and answers, and light refreshments. For information please call Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple at 775-7232.

The presentation is made possible by the Buddhist Education Commission with support of the Peace Committee of the Honoka‘a Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, producers of the annual parade and festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace. For more information on the parade, visit