The Women’s Buddhist Association (WBA), formerly known as the Fujinkai, is an organization which welcomes women of all ages and from all walks of life and reflects a broad range of talents, ideas, and energy.

The WBA supports the temple through its activities, such as the Spring Food Bazaar and the temple Summer Bazaar.

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Food Prep for Hanamatsuri

We also participate in other community activities and support their events.

Our Asian Chicken Salad Booth at J-Sei

However, it is not “all work and no play.” We know how to have a good time. Workshops are hosted to have fun and to create items that can be used to sell at the bazaars.

Scarf Dying Workshop. They were made for the bazaar.

Daruma Craft Group

Darumas for sale at the bazaars

There are fun trips for the group, such as seeing art exhibits or attending plays.

Kimono Refashioned Exhibit at the Asian Art Museum

Attending a local production of George Takei's "Allegiance"

We attended the 16th World Buddhist Women’s Convention in San Francisco in 2019.

Some of our WBA members who participated

Group Picture from the Convention

We meet monthly, and the meetings are opportunities to share ideas, plan activities, and work on projects that could help the temple. For more information, please contact the temple office.

 

Jr. YBA monthly online meeting.

After the meeting Jr. YBA created winter greeting cards for temple senior members.

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Teenagers, 9th grade through 12th grade, are encouraged to join our Junior Young Buddhist Association (Jr. YBA). Our Jr. YBA participates in the Bay District Jr. YBA, which sponsors conferences, retreats, field trips, meetings, and volleyball. Our goal is to learn Buddhism, meet other like-minded people, make new friends and have fun. Come join us!

The Dharma School meets every Sunday morning and is for children pre-school age through the 7th grade. Students learn about Jodo Shinshu through stories, arts and crafts, and discussions. In addition to our weekly classes, Dharma School activities include our annual Bodhi party, Hanamatsuri skit, and snow trip. Please see the temple calendar for dates and contact the temple office with any questions.