2019 Convention Schedule

The following is the FINAL general schedule for the 72nd Annual Northwest District Buddhist Convention.

 

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Friday, February 15, 2019

4:00 - 9:00 PM | REGISTRATION
Ballroom Foyer

4:00 - 9:00 PM | SNACK BAR
Alki Foyer

4:00 - 7:00 PM | NW DISTRICT MINISTERS MEETING (CLOSED)
Room 1201 (2nd Floor)

5:00 - 7:00 PM | COMMUNICATION REPS MEETING (CLOSED)
Pinnacle

5:00 - 9:00 PM | BWA SALES
Paradise

7:00 - 8:00 PM | MEDITATION
Dash Point

7:00 - 9:00 PM | NW DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETING (CLOSED)
Alki I & II

7:00 - 9:00 PM | GAME NIGHT - OPEN TO ALL
Summit I & II

7:00 - 10:00 PM | HOSPITALITY ROOM
Room 1204, 1207, 1208 (2nd Floor)


SATURday MORNING, February 16, 2019

7:00 - 7:45 AM | OASAJI - EARLY MORNING GATHERING OF SHOSHINGE-SOFU
Redondo

7:30 - 9:00 AM | REGISTRATION
Ballroom Foyer

7:30 - 8:30 AM | BWA REPRESENTATIVES MEETING (CLOSED)
Summit I & II

7:30 - 8:30 AM | BWA SALES
Paradise

8:30 - 9:00 AM | OSHOKO - INCENSE OFFERING
Dash Point/Redondo/Alki

8:30 - 9:00 AM | LIVE MUSIC BY DON & JUDY GARDNER
Dash Point/Redondo/Alki

9:00 - 9:45 AM | OPENING SERVICE
Dash Point/Redondo/Alki
*Dharma School Students Released at 9:45 AM to Rainier*

10:00 - 10:30 AM | KEYNOTE: COMPASSION, GRATITUDE, COMMUNITY
FEATURING: REVEREND MATTHEW HAMASAKI

Dash Point/Redondo/Alki

10:40 - 11:30 AM | PLENARY SPEAKER: BCA BISHOP UMEZU
Dash Point/Redondo/Alki

11:30 AM - 12:35 PM | LUNCH
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Pick Up in Atrium/Restaurant*

11:30 AM - 12:35 PM | BWA SALES
Paradise

11:30 AM - 12:35 PM | NW YBL MEETING
Summit I & II

11:30 AM - 12:35 PM | YABA MEETING
Room 1204 (2nd Floor)


SATURday AFTERNOON, February 16, 2019
BREAKOUTS/WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP SESSION I
12:45 - 1:45 PM

ADULT I: ANTHONY GIPE, SHATZ LAW GROUP, P.L.L.C & INTERNATIONAL FAMILY JUSTICE COALITION
“Don’t Miss the Ocean for the Waves: LGBTQ+ and Buddhism”
Dash Point

ADULT II & YBL: JASON YOKOYAMA, EMILY KO, EMMA INGE “Future Leaders of the Dharma”
Redondo/Alki

JAPANESE: REVEREND SUGAHARA
”Shinshu Monto to Syakai no Kakawari - Zengyo ka Hoon ka (Shin Buddhists’ Relationship with Society - Good Deed or Act of Repaying the Debt of Gratitude)”
Sunrise

DHARMA SCHOOL
Rainier

WORKSHOP SESSION II
2:00 - 3:00 PM

ADULT I: WALKER STAHLE, VOLKEN ACADEMY
"The Therapeutic Community: Changing Lives"
Dash Point

ADULT II: REVEREND HIRANO
”Temple Culture”
Redondo

COLLEGE/YBL: REVEREND SUGAHARA
”Only Half Step Away”
Summit I & II

JAPANESE: REVEREND KUSUNOKI
”Learn Compassion, Gratitude and Community from a Japanese Folktale -The Motherly Ghost (AMEYA NO YUREI)”
Sunrise

DHARMA SCHOOL
Rainier

WORKSHOP SESSION III
3:25 - 4:25 PM

ADULT I: REV MIYAJI
”Shinran Shonin’s Understanding of Compassion and What We Can Do”
Dash Point

ADULT II: DUNCAN WILLIAMS
”American Sutra: Dharma Lessons from WWII”
Redondo/Alki

YBL: VALERIE YAMANAKA & KENDALL KOSAI
”Finding Compassion, Gratitude, and Community - A Photo Project”
Sunrise

COLLEGE: REVEREND HAMASAKI & MATT NITTA
”Welcome Matts Podcast”
Rainier


SATURday EVENING, February 16, 2019

4:30 - 5:30 PM | BWA SALES
Paradise

4:30 - 5:30 PM |DUNCAN WILLIAMS BOOK SIGNING
Alki Foyer

4:30 - 5:30 PM | DHARMA SCHOOL TEACHERS LEAGUE MEETING (CLOSED)
Summit I & II

5:00 - 6:00 PM | NO HOST BAR/SOCIAL HOUR
Ballroom Foyer

6:00 - 8:00 PM | BANQUET
Dash Point/Redondo/Alki

8:00 - 9:30 PM | ENTERTAINMENT
Dash Point/Redondo/Alki

9:00 - 11:00 PM | HOSPITALITY ROOM
Room 1204, 1207 - 1208 (2nd Floor)


SUNDAY MORNING, February 17, 2019

7:00 - 7:45 AM | OASAJI - EARLY MORNING GATHERING OF SHOSHINGE - GYOFU
Redondo

8:00 - 9:30 AM | NW DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETING (AS NEEDED)
Alki I & II

8:30 - 9:30 AM | BWA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Summit I & II

8:30 - 9:30 AM | MEDITATION
Dash Point

8:30 - 9:30 AM | WORKSHOP SESSION IV: REV. WARRICK
“Workshops Recap:  What You Might Have Missed”

Alki III

9:30 - 10:00 AM | OSHOKO - INCENSE OFFERING
Dash Point/Redondo/Alki

9:30 - 10:00 AM | LIVE MUSIC BY DON & JUDY GARDNER
Dash Point/Redondo/Alki

10:00 - 11:30 AM | CLOSING SERVICE - DHARMA MESSAGE BY REVEREND MATT HAMASAKI
Dash Point/Redondo/Alki