Membership in the Buddhist Women’s Association begins at the temple level.
When you join your local temple’s BWA, you become part of a worldwide network of Jodo Shinshu Buddhist women enjoying fellowship, serving their temples and communities, and sharing the dharma.
If you are not already connected to a temple, here are a couple of resources to help you find one:
- The BWA Districts menu (see purple menu bar at the top of the page) provides access to temple contact information and a listing of officers for the five Uniteds (district-level BWA organizations).
- The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii website includes a Temple Locator that provides a map and text-based directories of the over 30 Jodo Shinshu temples in Hawaii.
Joining a temple BWA provides opportunities to participate not only at the unit level, but also at the district, federation, and worldwide levels.
Welcome to a 100+ year tradition in Hawaii!