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Eastern Buddhist League Conference 2017

The 2017 Eastern Buddhist League Conference at the Midwest Buddhist Temple in Chicago,
Illinois will soon be upon us. Our conference theme this year is “North American Buddhism: A
Path Forward.” We have planned a series of seminars that will generate ideas and actions that we
can take back to our temples. We are honored to have Reverend Kurt Rye from Placer Buddhist
Church as our Keynote Speaker. We will also welcome Reverend Kodo Umezu, Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America. EBL conferences are a time for recreation and renewing acquaintances, and there will be time for fun and fellowship.

All information for this conference may be found at:

Registration cost is $100 per attendee if paid by July 31, 2017, after which an additional fee of $25 will be charged. Children under 16 may be added at no charge. Sunday Only cost is $40 per attendee. Optional activities (at an additional cost) include a casino trip and a brewery tour.

Hotel accommodations will need to be made individually as there is no centrally booked hotel.

All conference activities will take place at the Midwest Buddhist Temple. Seminars (including one in Japanese), Obon and Taiko Workshops, Dharma School Activities and TED talks are on the agenda. The conference will end on a high note – a barbecue on Sunday which includes our famous Chicken Teriyaki served at the MBT Ginza Holiday Festival.

Please see our website for more detailed information on Registration, Accommodation Recommendations, Transportation, Registration, Summary and Schedule, and Things to Do while in Chicago. There are so many interesting and exciting places to see and things to do in Chicago (ranging from free on up) and we will be updating the list on our website. We hope to see you in Chicago!

Again, here is our website:

(Thanks to Jerry Matsumoto for his expertise and expeditious handling of this website.) Joy Zavala
2017 EBL Conference Publicity