15th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park
June 2, 2018
11 am to 4:30 pm
Colonel Summers Park
SE 17th and Taylor St, Portland, Oregon

Contact bpfportland@yahoo.com for more information.

Coming years: June 1, 2019; June 6, 2020.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Change Your Mind Day 2005 Photos

Photos from the 2005 Buddhist Festival can be found here on flickr.

This year, Tricycle posted our report. Several reports from cities can be found here.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Photos from 2004 Change Your Mind Day

2004 was the first year that Portland held a Change Your Mind Day Buddhist Festival. Photos can finally be found here on flickr.

Saturday, June 04, 2005


Saturday, June 4, 2005
12:30 pm to 5:30 pm
lunch for monastics at 11 am
Colonel Summers Park
SE 17th and Taylor

With much gratitude we thank these groups for donating money to CYMD:

`Zen Community of Oregon (Great Vow)
`Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship
`Longchen Nyingthig Samden Hla Kang Inc.
`Portland Insight Meditation Community
`Zen Center of Portland
`Shakyamuni Tibetan Buddhist Center
`Dance Mandal Institute
`and an individual donor from Seattle's Wat Atamma

In 1993, the Buddhist journal Tricycle initiated a celebration of Buddhism in New York's Central Park, called Change Your Mind Day. Over 40 cities now participate.

Held out of doors as in the time of the Buddha, the name captures the Buddhist thought that suffering begins in the mind, and if we can change it, we can lead happier lives.

During this day teachers from various traditions in Buddhism will give talks and instruction. CYM Day is designed to introduce meditation practices in a friendly, public setting, free of charge. People who are curious, new to Buddhism, or life-long practitioners are invited to relax and enjoy the event. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet Buddhists from the diverse communities in the area.

Many area Buddhist groups will have informational tables. The event will begin and end with the ringing of a bell 108 times.

We thank several individual chefs, and these restaurants for donating food: Thai Lily
Chai Yo

2005 Participating Groups

~ Tricycle
~ Buddhist Peace Fellowship
~ Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism
~ Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship
~ Nichiren Temple of Portland
~ Zen Community of Oregon and
Great Vow Monastery
~ Portland Insight Meditation Community
~ NW Dharma Association
~ The Portland Miao Fa Chan Temple
~ Dharma Rain Zen Center
~ Portland Sakya Center for Tibetan Buddhism
~ Buddha Powers Temple, Owen Adhisila
~ Portland Shambhala Meditation Center
~ Tibetan Prayer Flags: Prayers of Peace Around the World
~ Oregon Buddhist Temple
~ Pure Heart Sangha and Longchen Nyingthig Samden Hla Kang Inc.
~ Dances of Universal Peace
~ Maitripa Institute
~ Dance Mandal Institute
~ Zen Center of Portland
~ Shakyamuni Tibetan Buddhist Center
~ Kagyu Changchub Chuling
~ Portland Community of Mindful Living
~ NW Vipassana Center
~ Insight Out Theatre Collective
~ Manjusri Lineage of the Buddha Dharma, Corvallis
~ Dzogchen Institute, Portland Chapter