14th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park
June 4, 2016
11 am to 4:30 pm
Colonel Summers Park
SE 17th and Taylor, Portland, Oregon

Contact bpfportland@yahoo.com for more information.

Coming years: June 2, 2018

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Photos from the Buddhist Festival

The weather cooperated, at it's peak there were around 125 people in attendance, and the Buddhist Festival in the Park was full of calm, smiling people.

Jan van Raay took some wonderful photos. Check them out.

Update: photos by Karen Sokyo Swallow.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

About the Day

Portland's third annual Buddhist festival features local teachers from various Buddhist traditions giving introductory talks and leading meditation and other Buddhist practices. While talks occur in the park's main shelter, a children's booth will have story times and activities scheduled during the afternoon. Buddhist communities offer booths with activities and information about their temples.

Many diverse Buddhist communities exist in the greater Portland area. These various denominations share in common the tradition of taking refuge in the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. These three jewels--the teacher, the teachings, and the spiritual community--form a strong foundation for a rich, affirming spiritual practice. At Finding Refuge all are welcome, whether individuals or families, community members or those seeking a Buddhist group, or those simply curious.

Scheduled teachers:
~12:30 pm: Incense offering (any clergy/teachers who are present)
~12:45 pm: Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, Dzogchen Lineage
~1:30 pm: Michael Ryuoh Faulconer, Hoto-ji Portland Nichiren Temple
~2:15 pm: John Masciocchi, Diamond Way
~3:00 pm: Subhan Tindall, Dances of Universal Peace
~3:30 pm: Kyogen Carlson, Dharma Rain Zen Center
~4:15 pm: Doug Pullin, Portland Insight Meditation Community
~5:00 pm: Closing Dedication (any clergy/teachers who are present)

Children's Pavilion:
12 pm: Choten, activities (DRZC dharma school teacher)
1 pm: Sibelia, activities (dharma school mom)
2 pm: Enji, story and activities (DRZC dharma school teacher)
3 pm: Dick, story and activities (NWDA and dad)
4 pm: Adhi, refining rocks, refining mind (Buddha Powers)

Participating groups so far include:
Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Nichiren Temple of Portland
Northwest Dharma Association
Oregon Buddhist Temple
Great Vow Monastery (Zen Community of Oregon)
Portland Diamond Way Buddhist Center
Northwest Vipassana Center
Dharma Rain Zen Center
Portland Insight Meditation Community
Portland Sakya Center
Buu Hung Temple of Vancouver
Dances of Universal Peace
tibetanprayerflag.com (Tibet A Gift)
Dzogchen Institute, Portland Chapter
Zen Center of Portland
Buddha Powers
Kagyu Changchub Chuling (KCC)
Maitripa Institute