Local Identity in the Global Community
Sakyadhita Hawai'i organized a day-long seminar on "Local
Identity in the Global Community" at the Hawai'i Prince Hotel,
in cooperation with the East-West Center, the Spark M. Matsunaga
Institute for Peace, and the School of Hawaiian, Asian, and
Pacific Studies of the University of Hawai'i.
In addition, we organized a public talk at the Waikiki Shell
titled "Is a Non-Violent Society Possible?" and an
interreligious dialogue program at Blaisdell Auditorium titled
"Compassion for World Peace." To engage the local Hawaiian
community, we organized a Ho'okupu ceremony at Iolani Palace.
Altogether more than 7,000 people participated in these events.
To reach out to the neighbor islands, we arranged for a talk on
the Island of Hawai'i, held at Wood Valley Temple, that was
attended by an estimated 1,000 people.