Calendar

2018 BWA Tea Party (1)

Aug
4
Sat
2018
Honolulu United 3rd BOD Mtg. @ Moiliili Hongwanji Annex
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Aug
10
Fri
2018
Student Exchange women from Japan @ Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – Aug 17 @ 10:00 am

Arriving at Honolulu Airport and plans are to visit Kauai, Hawaii Island and back to Honolulu

Aug
19
Sun
2018
Oahu United BWA Meeting @ Pearl City Hongwanji
Aug 19 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Sep
1
Sat
2018
First HHMH Joint Conference @ Ala Moana Hotel
Sep 1 – Sep 3 all-day

The Hongwanji will hold its first conference at the Ala Moana hotel in Honolulu from September 1 – 3, 2018. The conference will include the Lay Convention, the BWA Convention, the Minister’s Spouses’ organization, Jr. YBA, and Dharma School. Groups will hold their major conferences, and workshops will be open to everyone.

Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin
Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin

The theme of the conference is “Embrace Change – Harmony (Accept Differences).” Our keynote speaker will be Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin, a national leader in the fight for civil rights.

Workshops will focus on the theme of harmony and be dharma-centered. You can engage in taiko drumming, ukulele playing, chanting, singing, calligraphy and photography! You will have opportunities to develop leadership skills, create crafts, learn about conservation, and practice some intergenerational activities that you can take back to your temples.

This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with our Shin Buddhist Sangha from across the state. You’ll have a chance to make new friends and renew old friendships.

Conference Registration Information

Registration cost includes:

  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, Sunday night banquet
  • Program booklet
  • Meeting materials

Early Registration: $260 by January 20, 2018
Late Registration: $280 by July 20, 2018

Make checks payable to:
Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii

Room Reservations at Ala Moana Hotel:

Please reserve your room at Ala Moana Hotel by February 24, 2018. After that date, we will release rooms in order to avoid paying a penalty.

Single or double occupancy: Kona Tower – $159.00, Waikiki Tower – 179.00
Triple Occupancy: 229.00

You may reserve online or by phone at one of the numbers below. Be sure to mention that you are with the Honpa Hongwanji Joint Conference.
Reservations Toll Free: (800) 367-6025
Reservations Local Phone: (808) 955-4811

Oct
6
Sat
2018
Oahu United BWA Annual Seminar/Convention @ Pearl City Hongwanji
Oct 6 all-day
Oct
31
Wed
2018
Student Exchange HI to Japan in 2019 Deadline @ Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii HQ
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm

Application for Student Exchange Hawaii to Japan due. Include minister’s recommendations

Nov
4
Sun
2018
Oahu United BWA Meeting @ Aiea Hongwanji (or Nov. 11)
Nov 4 all-day
Dec
1
Sat
2018
Honolulu United 4th BOD Mtg. @ Moiliili Hongwanji Annex
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Aug
30
Fri
2019
16th BWA World Convention (San Francisco) @ San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel
Aug 30 – Sep 1 all-day

16th World Buddhist Women's Convention "ad"The 2019 World Federation Jodo Shinshu Hongwaji-ha Buddhist Women’s Associations Convention will take place Labor Day weekend, 2019 (August 30 – September 1, 2019) at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel.

Theme: Live the Nembutsu

For more information, including an overview letter and a video, please see wbwconvention.org.