Dharma School News – January 2023


Maui Wildfire Relief Dana Project

Mahalo to all of the 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Dharma School students, teachers, and families for putting together the Button Sale and Bake Sale on December 3 in support of the Maui fire relief efforts!  The donated baked treats were “ono” and the buttons were “uʻi loa!” 

In all, $2,340 was raised for the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai’i’s Maui Wildfire Relief Fund thanks to the generosity of the MVBT Sangha .

Halloween Greetings for Maui

Thank you to the Middle School class, Eric and Amy Arakaki, and Curt and Richard Fukuda, for coordinating and assembling a special Halloween greeting for the Maui Sangha!  For a “hana hou” viewing, visit:


Mochi Tsuki and Osoji

Thank you to all of the Dharma School families who helped out at Mochi Tsuki on December 10 and to those who were able to help with Osoji on December 17.

Farewell 2023 – Welcome 2024

As we bid 2023 farewell, let us pause to reflect upon the past year with introspection and gratitude for the causes and conditions — good and bad — that have allowed us to connect, persevere and grow.  May you all have a Happy Holiday season and a healthy and joyous start to the New Year!  See you in 2024!

In Gassho,

Brent Izutsu

Dharma School Superintendent