A Declaration of Interdependence
13th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park
June 4, 2016
11 am to 4:30 pm
Colonel Summers Park
SE 17th and Taylor, Portland, Oregon

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Coming years: June 3, 2017; June 2, 2018

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Declaration of Interdependence

13th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park

All are welcome, it's free!
June 4, 2016 CE
11 am to 4:30 pm
Portland, Oregon, United States of America
Earth, Milky Way Galaxy, the Universe

 
 We declare Interdependence in this moment and in all moments that have been and will be. 

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for peoples to remember no one is independent no matter the social and political ties which connect us one being to another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the interdependent and equal station through which the Laws of Nature and Karma entitle us to Awaken to our Essential Interdependent Nature, a decent respect for the opinions of all sentient beings requires that we should declare the causes which impel us to commit to and protect our Interdependence.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all beings share this physical realm and no one being could live and pursue liberty and happiness without many others, that all we each do has effects, and we must seek to hold ourselves and our governments accountable for those actions doing harm to each other and our land, air, and water. 

We recognize we share a collective history which has lacked wisdom and has done harm to our land, air, water, to ourselves and to each other, and to the flora and fauna upon which we depend to survive. That it is the Right of Peoples to speak Truth and effect change in their societies to reflect true Understanding and Compassion, such that their societies’ principles shall effect the opportunity for Safety and Happiness of all beings. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that sentient beings are more  disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. We recognize it is in our best interest and our responsibility to protect and nurture, without hatred, our whole earth habitat and all our relations. Current affairs propel us to speak and act frankly and non-violently to protect our Interdependence.

We Interdependent humans remind ourselves of our beginningless greed, anger, and delusion. We have appealed to our native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our interconnections. we want our governments to heed the voice of justice and of consanguinity.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the Earth, assembled at the Thirteenth Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park, do, in the Name, and by Authority of good People of Self-Reflection, solemnly publish and declare, that we are global citizens, and of Right ought to be Liberated and Interdependent. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of our inherent capability to Awaken, we pledge to each other to...



Schedule
Our schedule will include a Dharma talk, discussion panel, workshops, and activities for children, as in previous years. Details TBD.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

2015 Buddhist Festival Photos


More photos of the Buddhist Festival here: Photos by Jan van Raay

Please share your links to photos and we'll post them below.

Come to our Festival debrief meeting if you have ideas for the festival!

Sunday, June 28, 2015
2 pm
3720 SE 34th Ave.

We'll fill out thank you cards along with getting a start thinking about next year's festival. Enji would love to have someone apprentice with her as lead coordinator next year.

Update:
Photos posted by Dharma Rain found here: On Facebook

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World



12th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park

All are welcome, it's free!
June 13, 2015
11 am to 4:30 pm

Schedule
  • Opening: 108 bells and incense offering 
  • 12:00 pm: Workshops: Starting a Meditation Practice, Dharma Rain Zen Center; Walking Meditation, Portland Community of Mindful Living 
  • 1:00 pm: Keynote speaker: Jerry Braza, Community of Mindful Living (Arthur Davis, Bell Master)
  • 1:45 pm: Ceremony in 3 parts 
  • 2:30 pm: Panel for discussion: 
    • Alison Shin'ei Brown, Dharma Rain Zen Center 
    • Sakula Mary Reinard, Portland Friends of the Dhamma
    • Jay Stewart, Portland Shambhala
    • Craig Preston, Maitripa College
    •    (MC Brian Landever, Portland Shambhala)
  • 4:00 pm Raffle and free prize drawing
  • 4:10 pm Dharma School Song Sing-along
  • 4:30 pm Closing Dedication

Children's Pavilion Schedule
  • Opening: 108 bells and incense offering 
  • 11:00 am to 4 pm: Find Peace in the World Treasure Hunt, and books, crafts and coloring available
  • 12:00 pm: Meditation and altars for kids by Enji 
  • 1:45 pm: Ceremony in 3 parts 
  • 2:30 pm: Storytime by Enji
  • 4:00 pm Raffle and free prize drawing
  • 4:10 pm Dharma School Song Sing-along
  • 4:30 pm Closing Dedication
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Monday, March 09, 2015

12th Annual Portland Buddhist Festival Planning Meetings

Come to the planning meetings and help make the 12th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park happen!


Date
Schedule Item
What needs doing
March 22
2 pm to 4 pm
(reservation at 1:30 to eat if you wish)
Planning meeting.
Location:
8200 NE Siskiyou 
Find the theme. 
Brainstorm activitiesspeakers
Also, fundraising and vendors
Committees formed such as for children’s activities. 
April 19
Planning Meeting 
3720 SE 34th
Schedule solidified, reports from committees and on funds. Begin assigning volunteers to positions and loaners of equipment.
(mid-May)
Paperwork and fees due to the City of Portland for the park rental.
It has been signed by fire, police, and health departments, and turned in and paid. Total costs will be about $1800. 
May 17
Planning Meeting
3720 SE 34th
Volunteer roles are assigned. Equipment to be borrowed are assigned.
June 13
Festival in the Park
Colonel Summers Park
People learn about and celebrate Buddhism.
June 28
Debrief Meeting
Share kudos and improvements, sign thank you cards, celebrate.






Sunday, June 29, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Want to get involved?

Come to the festival debrief meeting and share your thoughts and help sign thank you cards.

Sunday, June 29, 1 pm

Saturday, June 14, 2014

One Breath - Action and Insight



11th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park

All are welcome, it's free!

June 14, 2014

11 am to 5 pm
Colonel Summers Park

Schedule


Children's Pavilion Schedule

  • 12 pm:     Opening with Ringing of the Bell 108 times
  • 11:00 am to 4:00 pm: Dharma Treasure Hunt; crafts and coloring; books
  • 12:15 pm: Dances of Universal Peace with Alys Allwardt and Keith Moree
  • 1:30 pm:   Storytime with craft with Heidi Enji Hoogstra, BPF Portland
  • 2:15 pm:   Dharma School Song Sing-along 
  • 2:30 pm:   Stories, songs, games with Mark Douglass, Portland Shambhala
  • 3:45 pm:   Raffle Drawing
  • 4:00 pm:   Monks of Gaden Shartse Dokhang

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Planning Meetings, 11th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park

Come to the planning meetings and help make the 11th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park happen!
Our theme: One Breath - Action and Insight

Date
Schedule Item
What needs doing
March 23
2 pm to 4 pm
Planning meeting.
Location:
Sckavone’s Restaurant
4100 SE Division St
Find the theme. We also want to get started on activities related to theme, possible speakers, etc. Also, fundraising and vendors. Committees formed such as for children’s activities. 
April 27
Planning Meeting 
Schedule solidified, reports from committees and on funds. Begin assigning volunteers to positions and loaners of equipment.
(May 15)
Paperwork and fees due to the City of Portland for the park rental.
It has been signed by fire, police, and health departments, and turned in and paid. Permit fees $1030. Total costs will be about $1800. We have almost $500 carried over from last year.
June 1
Planning Meeting
Location TBD
Volunteer roles are assigned. Equipment to be borrowed are assigned.
June 14
Festival in the Park
Colonel Summers Park
People learn about and celebrate Buddhism.
?June 29
Debrief Meeting
?Thai BBQ
Share kudos and improvements, sign thank you cards, celebrate.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Debrief Meeting


Enjoyed the festival? Have feedback, ideas? Join us for a debrief meeting and signing of thank you cards.

Sunday, June 30
1 pm


Photos from 10th Annual Buddhist Festival


Photos by Jan van Raay


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Photos by Heidi Enji Hoogstra


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Saturday, June 01, 2013

You Are Here: Navigating the Way


10th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park

All are welcome, it's free!

Schedule

  • 11:45 am: Ringing of the Bell 108 times
  • 12:00 pm: Washing of the Baby Buddha Ceremony
  • 12:30 pm: Workshops: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a way to incorporate the tools of Buddhism into your daily life, offered by Laura Jomon Martin; Short Intro to Buddhism, history and concepts, offered by Brenda Fugate, Oregon Buddhist Temple
  • 1:30 pm:  Keynote speaker: Dan Rubin, Portland Shambhala Center, and Maitripa College
  • 2:15 pm: Dharma song sing-along.
  • 2:30 pm: You Are Here Ceremony
  • 3:00 pm: Panel Discussion: Rayna Jacobson, Portland Shambhala Center; Amanda Risser, Dharma Rain Zen Center; Charles Reneau, Oregon Buddhist Temple; Nelly Kaufer, Pine Street Sangha
  • 4:00 pm: Raffle drawing
  • 4:10 pm: Dances of Universal Peace: participatory

Children's Pavilion Schedule

  • 12 noon: Washing the Baby Buddha Ceremony 
  • 12:30 pm: Workshop: Chanting and Drumming by Jason Litts 
  • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Navigating the Way Treasure Hunt; You Are Here Fridge Magnet creation; coloring; story times
  • 2:15 pm: Dharma song sing-along 
  • 2:30 pm: You Are Here Ceremony 
  • 4:00 pm: Raffle Drawing and Dances  

Help us out by distributing flyers near you at coffee shops, cafes, stores, libraries, wherever you might find bulletin boards...

 2013 Buddhist Festival Quarter Sheet Flyer

 2013 Buddhist Festival Full Sheet Flyer


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Planning Meetings for the Festival

Sunday, February 3

Sunday, March 10

Sunday April 7

Sunday, May 5

All meetings are at 1 pm
Oregon Buddhist Temple
3720 SE 34th Ave  
Meetings are in the basement, except for April 7, main level lobby

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Thank You



Thanks to all who came to the festival.  The feeling of community continues to inspire many.

Thanks go to the groups and individuals who contributed money to the festival. The amount donated this year gives us a good foundation for next year. (See participating groups for a list.)


Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Debrief Meeting

Sunday, June 24
2 pm
48th and Powell

If you attended the festival and are excited about it and want to get involved for next year's 10th annual Buddhist Festival in the Park, please come to this meeting.  We'll talk about what worked and what ideas we have for the future.


Saturday, June 02, 2012

Buddhist Festival in the Park: Transforming the Heart

              Schedule

  • 11 am: Tabling by participating groups, also throughout the day
  • 12 noon: Bells, Opening Ceremony
  • 12:15: Workshops: 1. Starting a Practicing with Sacred Space; 2. The Ethics of Buddhism, or, What Does it Mean to Be a Buddhist? (see also Children's Pavilion)
  • 1:00 pm: Keynote speaker: Domyo Burk, Bright Way Zen
  • 2:00 pm: Transforming the Heart Ceremony with Blessings for all Beings
  • 3:00 pm: Panel Discussion: Stan Shiigi, Oregon Buddhist Temple; Heidi Enji Hoogstra, Dharma Rain Zen Center, BPF Portland; Sakula Mary Reinard, Portland Friends of the Dhamma; Prajwal Vajracharya, Dance Mandal.
  • 4:00 pm: Free prize drawing
  • Dance Mandal  
Children's Pavilion Schedule

  • 11:00 am to 4:00 pm: Scavenger Hunt and Cooperative Games (coloring, books, and crafts available too)
  • 12:15 pm: Workshop: Chanting and Drumming by Jason Litts
  • 1:00 pm Storytime with craft by Heidi Enji Hoogstra
  • 2:00 pm: Transforming the Heart with Blessings for all Beings
  • 3:00 pm:  Storytime with craft by Ann Shintani Winner 
  • 4:00 pm: Free Prize Drawing and Closing with Dance Mandal

Tuesday, May 01, 2012