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Make plans now for the HHMH Joint Conference (Sept. 2018) and BWA World Convention (2019)

We want to make sure you aware of these two significant opportunities to connect with extended Jodo Shinshu sangha.

HHMH Joint Conference

One is the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s first Joint 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.

The theme of the conference is “Embrace Change – Harmony (Accept Differences)” and our keynote speaker will be Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin, a national leader in the fight for civil rights. For more information, including registration details, please see our Joint Conference event page.

BWA World Convention

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. The theme is “Live the Nembutsu.” For more information, including an overview letter and a video, please see wbwconvention.org. We’ll also post more to our event page for the convention as the date gets closer.

Fall 2017 newsletter cover page

Fall 2017 newsletter

The Fall 2017 edition of Hawaii Buddhist Women’s News, newsletter of HFBWA, is now available online.

Included are:

  • HFBWA President Irene Nakamoto gives thanks as she completes her term. She will not be seeking re-election.
  • Reports from the five Uniteds (district-level BWA organizations)
  • Reports from Student Exchange women to Japan
  • Information about 2018 Hawaii Joint Conference
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Hawaii Buddhist Women’s Associations has a new Facebook page.  Look for it on our website’s homepage.  Click the “f” icon in the upper right portion of the screen.  We welcome current articles, photos, news, events.  Send information to the following for posting:  Federation (Tamayo Matsumoto, Lois Toyama); Honolulu United (Lois Toyama); Kauai United (Rev. Tomo Hojo); Big Island United (K.T. Cannon-Eger)

Fall 2016 newsletter cover page

Fall 2016 newsletter

The Fall 2016 edition of Hawaii Buddhist Women’s News, newsletter of HFBWA, is now available online.

Included are:

  • HFBWA President Irene Nakamoto’s letter with a reflection on Takeko Kujo, who 1904 formed a women’s organization in Japan that was the nucleus for BWA
  • Reports from the five Uniteds (district-level BWA organizations)
Spring 2016 newsletter cover page

Spring 2016 newsletter

The Spring 2016 edition of Hawaii Buddhist Women’s News, newsletter of HFBWA, is now available online.

Included are:

  • HFBWA President Irene Nakamoto’s letter in about the March 5 HFBWA board meeting, a special film screening at Giseikai, putting the BWA pledge to music, the Ellison Onizuka Museum, and a Dharma Leadership session
  • Reports from the five Uniteds (district-level BWA organizations)