2018 SZBA Conference

  • 09/19/2018
  • 8:00 PM
  • 09/23/2018
  • 11:00 AM
  • Zen Mountain Monastery, Mt. Tremper, NY
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  • Covers conference, housing, meals and banquet
  • This fee is for members who plan on staying offsite or bringing a tent and camping.
  • Indicate the amount you can afford to pay; do NOT pay until this possibility is confirmed.

The 2018 Soto Zen Buddhist Association Conference

Wednesday, September 19th (evening arrival) -
Sunday, September 23rd (morning departure)

Zen Mountain Monastery

Mt. Tremper, NY
 (2.5 hours drive from Newark Liberty International airport; 3 hr bus ride)

All members of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association, full and associate, are cordially invited to attend the eighth biennial SZBA conference.

Conference Theme

Interconnecting: One Soto Zen, Many Expressions

Keynote Speaker

Ann Gleig, Ph.D., Religious Studies, University of Central Florida

The conference will also include:

  • Opportunities to engage formally and informally with your peers
  • Break-out sessions and TED-style talks presented by members
  • Presentations of SZBA projects and activities, with opportunities for feedback and discussion
  • The Dharma Heritage Ceremony formally welcoming full members who have not yet participated in this ceremony
  • A memorial ceremony honoring members who have died since the last conference
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