The USA national branch of Sakyadhita

International Association of Buddhist Women

For Buddhist Women in the U.S.A.

Encouraging Inclusion Across American Buddhisms

Sakyadhita USA One-Day Conference

Saturday, April 1, 2017

at University of the West, conference co-sponsor, in Rosemead, CA

(Rosemead is about 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles)

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Diversity in the Dharma: Buddhist Women

Engage Race and Exclusionary Politics in America




Myokei Caine-Barrett, Shonin

Bishop of The Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Texas

Houston, TX



















Pamela Ayo Yetunde, J.D., Th.D.

Frederick P. Lenz Foundation Visiting Scholar-in-Residence,

University of the West, Buddhist Chaplaincy Program












Conference Location

University of the West, Rosemead, CA

1409 N. Walnut Grove Ave., Rosemead, CA


In America today more than ever, fear and ignorance fuel violent and exclusionary politics across the country. The good news is that many Buddhist groups are working for dialogue and opening their doors to be inclusive. As American Buddhist women, our aspirations and responsibilities towards ourselves, our sanghas and our communities are, according to the dharma, all interlinked.


In accordance with the mission of Sakyadhita USA

~To establish an inclusive alliance of Buddhist women in the U.S.A. ~

this conference will bring together lay and monastic Buddhists from all traditions and backgrounds.


Program Presentations from:


San Francisco Zen Center


Against the Stream, Los Angeles, CA


East Bay Meditation Center, Oakland, CA


Buddhist Peace Fellowship


Funie Hsu



Towards the goal of fostering equity in our sanghas and communities, this conference aims to open dialogue and linkages among individuals and groups, but also to launch action. A primary question asked will be:


What are the next steps for us as American Buddhist Women in sanghas, dharma and other communities?


At the close of the  conference, participants will be invited to voice our personal vows and our action plans.


Please join us in this important work! More details will soon be available. Join the SUSA email list to be sure you receive updates.


Sakyadhita USA

P. O. Box 1649

Ridgecrest, CA 93556