BCA Youth Summer Retreat Program
July 12-16, 7-10pm, online
Registration is now open for the 4th Annual B.Y.R. (BCA Youth Retreat) SUMMER EVENT. This event will be held virtually this year, and is open to all students that are currently in high school. It will be held on July 12th – 16th, from 7pm - 10pm (Pacific Time).
The registration form must be completed by June 14, 2021, and instructions will be sent on how to pay the $30.00 registration fee. Space is limited so be sure to REGISTER EARLY HERE.
This is a wonderful one-week event that brings together high school kids from all over the BCA. We have a team of amazing BCA ministers who will serve as instructors throughout the week. They will be teaching you about the basics of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, and some elements of how to conduct a service. It’s a great opportunity to meet and learn from so many instructors in one place!
Last year was the first time I tried this virtual format, and we were worried about how it would turn out. But it exceeded all of our expectations! Many of those kids that participated last year have become amazing and close friends, despite never having had the opportunity to meet in person. But until we are back in person, we will continue to share the dharma and make new friends online. I hope to see off of our BCA districts represented at this year’s event. It’s always so wonderful to meet kids from all over the BCA.
As always, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com . And thank you again for all of your support for the BCA youth programs. -Koichi Mizushima, BCA Youth Coordinator