The BWA chapters of the Coast District will host the 47th BCA Federation of Buddhist Women’s Associations (FBWA) Conference on October 4 – 6, 2024, at the San Jose DoubleTree Hotel.  It has been six years since this conference was held in person.


We invite you to join us!  The conference is open to everyone and all BWA and non-BWA members are encouraged and welcome to attend.  The Coast District (CD) BWA Chapters (Mountain View BWA, San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin BWA and San Luis Obispo Buddhist Temple BWA) are working hard to present a wonderful and meaningful experience for our attendees.

The theme of the conference is “Ichi Go Ichi E” meaning “Each precious moment, a precious treasure.”  The conference includes two keynote speakers:  former Hawaii Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa and Reverend Yukiko Moyotoshi.  The conference will have a variety of fun and meaningful workshops and a Saturday night banquet.  Attendees can attend the entire conference, or attend the Saturday night banquet only.

Conference information can be found at website


Anyone interested in attending the conference, please contact BWA at email: 



The 2024 FBWA conference committee would be very grateful for your support of the 47th BCA FBWA Conference.  The conference theme is “Ichi go Ichi e” (“Each precious moment, a precious treasure”).  Your Precious Treasure donation may be made “In Memory of” or “In Honor of” a loved one with whom you have shared a precious moment. 

Please see the FBWA Sponsorship Opportunities flyer on the Page 14 for more information, or go to:


All donations received by July 25, 2024, will be included in the printed conference program. 

Thank you for your consideration on becoming a sponsor.  In the long history of the BCA, the BWA has provided the essential support for each temple’s long existence and success.  Your donation will be an acknowledgment of your appreciation of the contributions of the Federation of Buddhist Women’s Association.


In Gassho,