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

Monday, June 04, 2007

Festival Photos/ Program with Chants

Beautiful photos of the day by Jan van Raay can be found here.

More wonderful photos from the festival can be found here by Eugene Wong.

Update 6/11: More photos found on flickr: kitseeborg.

I was so sorry we ran out of programs for the festival. In past years people weren't so interested in taking them home, and I would end up with a lot extra. So this year I severely underestimated the amount we'd need, and we were stretched pretty thin with volunteers, making it difficult to arrange a copy-run. Here is the Program. The Karaniya Metta Sutta can be found here. The version we used of the Heart Sutra can be found here.

Update regarding attendees: our volunteer counter reports 825 attendees, plus 110 people staffing booths and workshops, so we approached 1,000 people attending. At our busiest point, 350 people were in attendance.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Path of Compassion Buddhist Festival

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Talks by Reverend Jundo Gregory Gibbs of the Oregon Buddhist Temple, Professor James Blumenthal of the Maitripa Institute.

Celebratory Ceremony including blessings for people and pets.

Workshops on various Buddhist practices.

Panel discussion on the theme Path of Compassion. Members of the panel: Michael Conklin of KCC. Clark Hansen of Portland Yeshe Nyingpo. Possibly Owen Adhisila of Awaken Portland/ Buddha Powers. Susan Andree of the Nien-Fo Ch'an Order. Jacqueline Mandell of Leadership from a Pure Heart. Hogen Bays of Great Vow Monastery.

Children's pavilion with various activities: contests, stories, rock polishing meditation, meditation instruction for kids, and more.



Enjoy food from Sawasdee Thai, Buddhist items for sale from Tibet A Gift and Buddhist Peace Fellowship.

Schedule
12:00 PM Opening Ceremony
12:30 PM Reverend Gibbs speaks
1:00 PM Workshop: Meditation practices
1:30 PM Professor Blumenthal speaks
2:00 PM Workshop: Altars and offerings
2:30 PM Main Ceremony with Blessings
3:30 PM Workshop: Metta practices, dynamic meditation practices
4:00 PM Panel Discussion
5:00 PM Burmese Dancing
5:15 PM Closing Dedication Ceremony

Children's Pavilion Schedule
12:00 PM Opening Ceremony
12:30 PM Dharma-thon
1:00 PM Rock Polishing Meditation
1:30 PM Spiritual Science Projects
2:00 PM Altar Art Project
2:30 PM Main Ceremony with Blessings
3:30 PM Cooperative Contests
4:00 PM Storytime
4:30 PM Kids Say the Darnedest Things
5:00 PM Burmese Dancing

Help distribute fliers at community centers, family hangouts, coffee shops, even pet hangouts (think of the pet blessings). Print them from here, or ask for hard copies.

Full page flier
Full page flier with color background
Quarter sheet 2-sided handbill

Participating Groups:

(most of these groups will have tables at the festival)
Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland (vendor, main sponsor)
Northwest Dharma Association
Portland Yeshe Nyingpo
Oregon Buddhist Temple
Maitripa Institute
Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

Dharma Rain Zen Center
Awaken Portland
Zen Center of Portland
Portland Diamond Way
Mercy and Wisdom Healing Center
TibetanPrayerFlags (Tibet A Gift) (vendor)
Portland Insight Meditation Center
Kagyu Changchub Chuling
Leadership from a Pure Heart
Great Vow Monastery/ Zen Community of Oregon
Nichiren Buddhist Temple of Portland
Oregon Meditation Center
Tinh Xa Ngoc Son
Miao Fa Chan Temple
Sawasdee Thai (food vendor)
Huilin Temple
Portland Community of Mindful Living
Mahasiddha Buddhist Center
Sky High Productions (filming)


Festival Expenses and Donations Spreadsheet