The VHBT Buddhist Education Committee has announced their Book Club selection for fall 2015: He Mele A Hilo: A Hilo Song. We are pleased to have the author, Ryka Aoki, facilitate the discussion session.
Something strange is happening in Hilo. Noleani Choi’s new show about the life of Jesus Christ told through hula dance has everyone, especially her halau, wondering what she could possibly be thinking. Rumors circulate about a rich guy from the mainland, and the dancers and their friends must reckon with what is really hula, who is Hawaiian enough, and why each of them wants to dance.
On one beautiful island, we discover that loving other people despite their flaws might begin by being true to our own selves.
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time: ~12:30PM (after the Ohigan otoki)
Location: Venice Hongwanji Buddhist Temple