Buddhist Women's Assoc.

Purpose:  To follow Shinran Shonin, who sought to live a life of truth, to appreciate fully the blessings of human existence, to thoroughly hear the primal vow of the Buddha and to diligently strive to live the life of Nembutsu as Buddhist Women.

Open to all women!  No longer required to be a HHHB Kyodan Gojikai dues paying member. 



            The Hawaii Island United Hongwanji Buddhist Women’s Association is offering two $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors of Shin Buddhist faith on the Big Island.  These scholarships were started to encourage our youth to further their education, and to develop greater interest in the teachings of Shin Buddhism.  They can be used at any accredited college, university or technical school.

            Applicants must be actively involved in Dharma School, YBA, other temple-related organizations, and be of good moral character with above average academic records.  Application forms are available on the Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin website www.hilobetsuin.org under Scholarships and Awards.  The forms are also available at the temple office and deadline for submission is April 6, 2018. 



Please click on the link above to view the World Buddhist Women's Invitational video

  BWA Annual Long-Term Care Visitation



Hilo Betsuin’s BWA thanks all the crafters who donated items for its Holiday Craft Fair Booth.  The wide variety of handcrafted items attracted many shoppers and more than $4000 was raised for the Sangha Hall Maintenance Fund.  Mahalo also to the BWA Food Committee for making pie crust manju, with an and lima bean filling, and yomogi dango which quickly sold out.



Welcome to our 2018 BWA new members