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. 

  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.




The Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin BWA is planning its Shinnen Enkai New Year’s luncheon and general membership meeting on Sunday, February 11, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Sangha Hall.  This annual event is a festive and enjoyable for the BWA and highlights the welcoming of new members.  Chairing this event is Lillie Tsuchiya.

     The group is looking forward to hosting Rev. Yuika Hasebe, guest speaker this year.  Rev. Hasebe is familiar to most, for she served as an associate minister here at Hilo Betsuin from November 2009 until February 2013, when she took a leave of absence to return to Japan to care for a family member.  Since her return, she has been assigned at Hawaii Betsuin.

Rev. Hasebe graduated from Ryokoku University with a major in English Literature.  She came to Hawaii Kyodan as a Kaikyoshi minster in 2007, where she remained until beginning her assignment in Hilo. 

Tickets prices at $1.00 for BWA members and $10.00 for non-members.  They will be on sale each Sunday, beginning January 7, 2018.  Tickets will also be available at the temple office.  Deadline to purchase tickets is January 28, 2018.