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Lois Toyama reaches out to a tree at the beach

“Interconnectedness in a time of social distancing,” a message from HFBWA President Lois Toyama

This is a time when the BWA Units and Uniteds can reach out in supportive ways to help our members. As our pledge says, “Following the teaching of ‘One World,’ I will spread the circle of Dharma friends.” Read More

Aloha Reunion Tea (BWA Student Exchange Alumnae)

At the 3rd World Buddhist Women’s Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii in June 1967, a resolution to adopt the Student Exchange program was passed.  In 1971 the first two young women, Jan Aratani and Gail Mamura were sponsored by the Hawaii Federation of BWAs and selected to go to Japan .  Since then untill 2019, 42 Read More

passing the flag at the 16th WBWC

Early Notice: The 17th World Buddhist Women’s Convention — Kyoto, May 2023

The 17th World Buddhist Women’s Convention will be held in Kyoto, Japan in May 2023. Exact dates are to be determined. The event will coincide with celebrations of the 850th birthday of Shinran Shonin and the 800th anniversary of the Hongwanji. Pictured: Passing the flag at the 16th World Buddhist Women’s Convention in San Francisco, Read More

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