Promotional Video on Joint Celebration Next Year

The upcoming 17th World Buddhist Women’s Convention will be hosted by Japan in Kyoto on May 11-12, 2023 in conjunction with a Joint Celebration commemorating the 850th birthday of Shinran Shonin in 2023 and the 800th anniversary of the establishment of the Jodo Shinshu teachings in 2024.  The celebration will begin March 2023, and BWA members and their guests can join a special May 10th service preceding the Convention.

A Promotional Video for the Joint Celebration is now available on the HHMH YouTube channel where you can also find a written summary on the video as well as a link to the Hongwanji International Center website which will contain information on the Joint Celebration.

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14th BWA Hawaii State Membership Conference Changed to Virtual Only

Please join us when Maui United BWA hosts the State Conference on April 23-24, 2022.  The format will be virtual only, using Zoom, due to concerns about COVID and variants.  The theme is “Building Healthy Sanghas—Connecting with Others.”  Two keynote speakers will be featured:   Deidre Tegarden, Maui, “Connecting with Others” and Janet Umezu, California, “Diversity and Acceptance.”  The business meeting will be conducted by the Hawaii Federation of BWAs’ President in preparation for the 17th World Buddhist Women’s Convention to be held in Kyoto, Japan on May 11-12, 2023.

#6 Flyer BWA 2022 Conf. Virtual Format dated Jan 13 2022

BWA2022 Conf Reg Form VIRTUAL Attendance deadline Jan 31 2022

NOTE:  As of January 9, 2022, the Maui committee formally adopted a change in the format of the 2022 Membership Conference.  The conference will be in virtual format only, via Zoom.  The registration cost is $100 per person.  If you have not previously registered, please use the form above with a deadline of January 31, 2022.  If you have already registered, you do not need to do more.

Deadline for requesting a refund of prepaid Maui Beach Hotel reservation is January 23, 2022.  If you need additional information, please contact Sharon Nohara at