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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.

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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