Our mission is to promote the teachings of Jodo Shinshu as taught by Shinran Shonin. The BWA is one of the integral parts of the temple as it promotes the betterment and support of the Buddhist Churches of America, the Federation of BWA, our temple, our members, and community.
The Florin BWA was established in 1918 and continued until World War II. Upon the return of many members from WWII internment camps, the BWA reorganized and continues today as a strong organization practicing the Buddhist way of life.
To honor the women responsible for the formation and continuance of the BWA, special memorial services are held throughout the year including Lady Ohtani, Eshinni and Kakushinni, Lady Takeko Kujo, and past members.
Our many activities include fundraisers with a mini boutique of hand crafted items; day trips and outings; visitations of members in care facilities and hospitals; monthly movie afternoons; weekly crafts day; community partnerships with Japanese cultural events; year-end party; and hosting meetings, conferences and workshops to promote and spread the Buddha-Dharma.
If you would like to learn more about our BWA, please join us in our activities or monthly meetings held on the second Sunday of each month beginning at 11:30 am. Everyone is welcomed and you don’t have to be a member; please call the Temple or reference the Church calendar.