2016 SZBA Conference

  • 09/28/2016
  • 4:00 PM
  • 10/02/2016
  • 12:00 PM
  • Camp Courage, Maple Lake Minnesota


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The 2016 Soto Zen Buddhist Association Conference

Wednesday, September 28th (evening arrival) -
Sunday, October 2nd (morning departure)

Camp Courage Conference & Retreat Center
Maple Lake, MN
(less than 1.5 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul airport; charter buses will be arranged)

Members of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association, full and associate, are cordially invited to attend the 7th biannual SZBA conference. If you are a Soto Zen priest but not a member of the SZBA, please consider joining the organization!).

Conference Theme

Responding to the Cries of the World: Soto Zen Priests and Sanghas in an Age of Climate Change and Social Suffering

Keynote Speaker

David Loy

The conference will also include:

  • Lots of opportunities to engage with your peers formally and informally
  • Special breakout sessions presented by members
  • Presentation of SZBA projects and activities, with opportunities for feedback and discussion
  • The Dharma Heritage Ceremony, a formal welcoming for full members that have not yet done this ceremony
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