BCA Northwest District Convention "Reflecting on the Past; Looking to the Future"

BCA's Northwest District Convention is coming up!

This hybrid convention will be hosted by Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple, and will be held September 16th through 18th. The convention will take place at Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario, Oregon. https://4rcc.com/

The Keynote address will be given by BCA's Bishop Rev. Marvin Harada. And there will be lots of interesting workshops in English and in Japanese.

Here is the schedule :

Friday, September 16, 2022

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration and Hospitality (Lobby)

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Northwest District Council Meeting (Collins Gallery)

Saturday, September 17, 2022

8:00 – 9:30 am

NWD BWA Representatives Meeting (Collins Gallery)

FRCC Gift Shop

Hongwanji Place (virtual)

(Open throughout the weekend.)

8:00 – 9:45 am

Registration (Lobby)

9:15 am

Oshoko (Incense Offering) (Theater)

9:45 am

Opening Service (Theater)

10:30 am

Keynote Address—Rev. Marvin Harada

Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America (Theater)

11:30am - 4:00pm

Multiple Workshops in English and in Japanese

Dharma School and YBA activities

Please check the full program at the link below!

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Northwest Ministers Association Meeting (Payette Room)

5:30 – 6:15 pm

Social Hour (Lobby)

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Banquet (Please register 1 week in advance to assure availability of ingredients)

River Rooms combined

8:30 – 10:30 pm

Entertainment TBD

Sunday, September 18, 2022

8:00 am

Northwest District Council (Collins Gallery)

8:00 – 9:30 am

Northwest District BWA General Meeting (Harano Gallery)

9:30 am

Oshoko (Incense Offering) (Theater)

10:00 – 11:00 am

Closing Service (Open to Public-online and in-person) (Theater)

11:00 am

Bento Pick-up (Pre-order Required) (Lobby)

11:00 am

Seating for lunch (Lobby and Owyhee River Room)

For details on workshops and more, please go see the full program at the link below :


District convention is a wonderful opportunity to meet other sangha in the northwest area, so please do join us September 16th through 18th!

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