72nd Annual NW Buddhist Convention

Theme:  "Compassion, Gratitude, Community"  

We live in a time of unparalleled technology and connectivity.  Most of us never have to look forward to day after day of backbreaking manual labor. Technology has taken care of that.

The world has never been “smaller.”  The internet has taken care of that. 

Yet, life still throws at us difficulties and challenges that at times seem insurmountable. We’ve all felt this and have wondered “How come I feel this way?” and “How do I get myself out of this?”Based on the primary Buddhist tenets of Impermanence and Interdependence, Shin Buddhist teachings provide clues/principals that when practiced in our daily lives help us navigate our ever-complex and challenging world.

  • Compassion…empathize with and resolve to help others

  • Gratitude…focus on the wonderfulness of today

  • Community…I am not alone…I can gain strength from others

Feb 15-17, 2019


The world has never been “smaller.”
The internet has taken care of that.  



Walker Stahle,
John Volken Academy

Rev. Yuki Sugahara,
Oregon Buddhist Temple

Rev. Katsuya Kusunoki,
Seattle Betsuin

Anthony David Gipe
Shatz Law Group PLLC

Rev. Jim Warrick,
White River Buddhist Temple

Rev. Matthew Hamasaki,
Buddhist Church of Sacramento

Rev. Kodo Umezu, Bishop - BCA

Duncan Williams, Author
(new book to be released: American Sutra)

Rev. Jerry Hirano, Salt Lake Buddhist Temple and Supervising Minister of Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple

Rev. Takashi Miyaji,
Tacoma Buddhist Temple


Registration DEADLINE:
Jan 15, 2019


Full Registration (Sat Lunch & Banquet)

Adult $125

YBA (7-12th) $100

Dharma School (K – 6th) $75

Banquet Only $75


FEB 2, 2019


Hotel Reservations - (from $119/Night)

  • 2 Doubles, 2 Room Suite, Non-Smoking

  • 1 King, 2 Room Suite, Non-Smoking

  • 1 King, Premium Suite, Hearing Accessible

    Reservation Assistance 800-222-8733

    Group Code: NWB 


DoubleTree Suites - Seattle Airport/Southcenter

16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188