Sangha makes Senbei

Our Sangha has a blast getting together to make senbei crackers for our food bazaars! We spend a Saturday rolling, cutting, and frying dough; coating the crackers with sauce and baking them; and bagging it all up for sale. It's such a great time to chat with and get to know other members of the sangha better, have some free lunch, and at the end of the day you can even munch on the reject sebei.

Sangha makes Senbei

Sangha Movie Nights

Occassionally we host a Sangha Movie Night where we show a Buddhism-related film for the Sangha. Past screenings have included Departures and Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring at The Magic Lantern, and Secondhand Lions at The Shop. Keep an eye on our news page for information about the next Sangha Movie Night!

Sangha Movie Nights

Annual Sangha Picnic

Every summer our Sangha gets together for a picnic. We enjoy beautiful weather, delicious food, and good company.

Annual Sangha Picnic

71st Annual Northwest Buddhist Convention Information

Coming Down the Mountain to Spokane. 71st Northwest Buddhist Convention. February 16th through 18th, 2016. At Hotel R.L. Spokane At The Park, in Spokane Washington. Keynote speaker: Reverend Henry Adams. Sponsored by the Spokane Buddhist Temple. Website:


Dear Northwest Buddhist Temples, Sangha Members, and Friends,


We would like to invite you to attend the 71st Annual Northwest Buddhist Convention February 16-18, 2018 at the Hotel RL Spokane At The Park in Spokane, Washington, right on beautiful downtown Riverfront Park, at 303 W North River Dr, Spokane, WA USA 99201.

This year we are making the registration process available for individuals on-line (see below). 

If for any reason you are unable to register online, individual registration and payment can also be mailed to:

Karen Vielle

c/o the Spokane Buddhist Temple

927 S. Perry

Spokane, WA USA 99202


Registration and payment, online or by mail, is Due by 1/10/18 so we have an accurate and timely head-count. Late Registration is subject to availability and may require an additional fee.


Registration forms are online: (including meal information). Please keep a copy of this form for your own reference.

Click here for the On-line Registration form

Hotel information is online: Everyone must make their own reservations directly with the Hotel by 1/16/18; use the convention code provided to get the group rate. You are invited to arrive a day or two early, or stay a day or two after the Convention at the same convention rate. There are two other conventions this weekend, so we recommend you make your hotel reservation ASAP! Parking for cars & buses is free.

Click here for hotel information (pdf)

Consent to Medical Care and Treatment of Minor Children Form is online: Parents: Please complete and sign the Consent to Treat a Minor form and the Code of Ethics form and bring these with you when you check in at the registration table.  All minors must be accommopanied by an adult.

Click here for Consent to Treat A Minor & Code of Ethics form (pdf)

Transportation: Hotel rates do include free parking for cars and buses. The Hotel RL also provides a free shuttle from the airport and for travel within two miles of the hotel.


Convention Schedule:  Watch for a complete schedule which will be sent to temples in December! This will include: Hours for Registration and Hospitality, fun Friday night activities and workshops, Dharma School and YBA activities and workshops, as well as the Convention workshop schedule.



Convention Chairs: Celeste Sterrett ( or Mari Haworth (


We look forward to seeing you in February!

In Gassho,

Registration Coordinator: Karen Vielle

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