Sakyadhita Hawai'i was established in 1994 as the first local chapter of Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women, and was incorporated as a tax-exempt charitable organization in 1999. We are creating a strong alliance of women, children, and youth who are dedicated to peace. We help transform the lives of countless people both in Hawai'i and abroad.
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Sakyadhita Hawai'i is a non-profit religious organization registered in the State of Hawai'i, for the following specific goals:
Promote world peace through the teachings of the Buddha.
Encourage the development of cultures of peace and peace education.
Promote harmony and ecumenical dialogue among the world's religions
Advance the physical, psychological, and spiritual welfare of humanity, especially women and children.
Develop an alliance of women, children, and youth in Hawai'i who are dedicated to peace.
Establish a local and international network of communications among peace activists.
Encourage research and publications on peace and non-violence.
Encourage compassionate social action for the benefit of humanity.
Develop peace education programs: meditation, stress reduction, conflict resolution, and non-violence.