On August 30, 31 and September 1, twelve members of the Watsonville Buddhist Temple attended the World Buddhist Women’s Conference in San Francisco. Attendees came from Europe, South America, Hawaii, Canada and Japan. The current Gomonshu his Eminence Monshu Kojun the 25th generation descendant of Shinran Shonin to head the Hongwanji was also in attendance.
Everyone who attended were very pleased with the two keynote speakers Dr. Tono of Japan and Rev. Yukiko Motoyoshi of the Stockton Buddhist Temple. Most of the workshops were fun, educational and interesting for the attendees.
On Sunday after the conference many of the 1700 attendees participated in Bon Odori at the Yerba Buena Park near the hotel.
Thank you to all who attended from Watsonville.