ANNUAL CONFERENCE & RETREAT
This year's Annual Conference and Retreat will take place from Wednesday, July 9th through Sunday, July 13th.
The retreat will include a wonderful opportunity to practice together, take part in the STO Conference and 501 (c) (3) Annual General Meeting on Saturday, July 12th and wrap up on Sunday, July 13th with Jukai & Zaike Tokudo Ceremonies.
All are encouraged to attend as much of the retreat as their personal schedule allows.
The conference will include morning workshops for the sharing of ideas and best practices between affiliates as well as introducing the activities presently taking place within the Board and its Committees to help all feel comfortable in participating and contributing their talents. Election of 2014-2015 STO Board of Directors by active members will take place during the afternoon Annual General Meeting portion of the Conference.
This Annual Conference is a great opportunity for old and new practitioners from across North America to practice, learn, and plan together.
This retreat is open to all and designed for those wishing to formalize their Zen practice and look deeply into the Buddhist Precepts. The retreat will follow the Dharma Retreat Schedule from Wednesday - Friday. Senior Disciples and Practice Leaders will be team teaching with Taiun Roshi on the topic of the Precepts.
Those wishing to assist in planning, taking on working roles during the retreat, and take part in this team teaching opportunity, (as well as Practice Leaders who have members who are planning on taking the Precepts), please e mail firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the schedule and/or have preparations made for your members' Jukai ceremony.