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Conference 2020

The upcoming Sangetsu North America 2020 Conference will be in June, and in Canada this time­ just outside of Vancouver, BC.  The theme is, "Sangetsu as a Spiritual Discipline".

The focus will be on perfecting our Basic Styles, studying more Shoka and some Korinka. We will deepen our appreciation of the spiritual nature of Sangetsu philosophy and practice. Also, Instructor, Senior Instructor and Master Instructor candidates will be prepared for their exams, to be held the day following. 

  • Who is invited to attend:
    All members of SNA and their students 

  • Where: It will be held at the McGregor House in South Burnaby, just a couple blocks from the eastern edge of Vancouver.

    • 4250 Marine Drive, Burnaby

    • 20 to 30 minute drive from the Vancouver airport. 

  • When: Conference June 19th to 21st; testing June 22nd 

  • Why: To come together in beautiful British Columbia to deepen our skills and appreciation of our art, renew acquaintances and enjoy the fellowship of Sangetsu members 

  • Cost: $250.00 USD for the three day conference, which includes snacks and lunches. Costs for the examination of candidates are listed in the attached Policy and Guidelines. These costs cover the conference fees as well. 

    • All prices are in US dollars

    • Canadians can send a US bank draft to treasurer Karey Karam: 7201 East Paseo San Andres, Tucson Arizona 85710. 

  • Register by: We would like to know how many are coming by mid-May. 

  • Scholarship funds are available towards conference fees. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us for further information. 

  • Where to stay:

    • There are limited spaces at the Johrei Centre in Richmond. Please contact Mayumi Ichino at for info.

    • Air bnb's are available as well as VRBO.

    • Try to get a spot in the Metrotown area.

      • Holiday Inn Express

      • Best Western

      • Hilton Vancouver Metrotown

      • Delta Hotels by Marriott.

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