First Joint Conference! Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii

Event details

  • Saturday | September 1, 2018 to Monday | September 3, 2018
  • All Day
  • Ala Moana Hotel, 410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, HI 96814

Be a part of history! Join us for the


September 1 – 3, 2018
at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu

The Conference theme is:
Embrace Change – Harmony (Accept Differences)

Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin

Our keynote speaker will be Hawaii’s Lieutenant Governor, Doug Chin – a national leader in the fight for Civil Rights.

Following the keynote speech, LG Doug Chin and Bishop Matsumoto will join in a dialogue exploring Buddhist teachings in Creating Harmony and Accepting Differences in our world today.


Be Engaged!

  • Taiko Drumming
  • Ukulele
  • Chanting
  • Singing
  • Calligraphy
  • Photography

Be Inspired!

  • Buddhist Perspectives on
  • Peace and Harmony
  • Buddhism in Popular Music
  • Nembutsu Moments
  • LGBT Awareness

Be a Change Agent in Your Temple

  • Green Hongwanji
  • Intergenerational Activities
  • Crafts for Dharma School

We hope you’ll plan to spend a relaxing and inspiring three days and two nights at the joint conference … deepening your faith, learning new skills, making new friends… with our wonderful Shin Buddhist Sangha. And that you’ll take what you’ve learned home to create a more harmonious Sangha, state and world.

It’s the Lay Conference! It’s the BWA Conference! It’s a meeting for Dharma School Teachers! It’s a gathering of Ministers’ Spouses! It’s a Jr. YBA meeting! It’s workshops! It’s music! It’s friendship! It’s the Dharma! It’s fun! It’s for everyone!!


Regular registration deadline is July 20, 2018 ($280). Early, discounted registration is by January 20 ($260).

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