BWApicThe Buddhist Women’s Association (BWA) is the English name of the worldwide auxiliary lay organization of the Nishi Hongwanji-ha branch of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. In the United States, the umbrella organization of BWA chapters across the nation is called the Federation of Buddhist
Women’s Associations (FBWA) and yearly conferences are held, the location and sponsorship rotating among the various BCA districts. A worldwide conference of BWA chapters is held every four years.