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.

Saturday, June 05, 2010


  • 11 am: Tabling by participating groups, food vendors, Buddhist goods vendors: available through the day. In lieu of workshops, visit various tables to learn a chant used in their traditions.
  • 12 noon: Opening Ceremony
  • 12:15: Community presentations (all Buddhist communities present are invited to take a few minutes to introduce themselves to the audience)
  • 1:30 pm: Keynote speaker: Gyokuko Carlson, Dharma Rain Zen Center
  • 2:15 pm: Unity and Diversity Candle Ceremony
  • 2:45 pm: Panel Discussion: Rev. Jundo Gregory Gibbs, Oregon Buddhist Temple; Domyo Burk, Dharma Rain Zen Center; Gregory Satir, Portland Friends of the Dhamma; Dr. James Blumenthal, Maitripa College.
  • 4:00 pm: Closing Dedication
  • Free prize drawing
  • Japanese Fan Dance to Ifu Dodo: Youth Division, with youth band and jazz band from SGI Portland
Children's Pavilion Schedule

  • 12:15 pm: Storytime with Craft by Cynthia Pietrak Wong
  • 1:15 pm: Scavenger Hunt and Cooperative Games
  • 2:15 pm: Unity and Diversity Candle Ceremony
  • 3:15 pm: Storytime with Craft by Heidi Enji Hoogstra
  • 4:00 pm: Closing


Mumon said...

I'm hoping to see you next week. I've been running an ad campaign on my blog, and since all kinds of ads appear there, from the Wilberesque to the fundamentalist to legit Buddhist temples, I plan to donate 1/2 my proceeds from my blog to Buddhist charities and my temple, and I've been thinking about this event. It won't be much; but I do want to give back some of what my readers helped me to get - which again isn't much. I've had the blog for 5 years, and it's the first time Google's actually going to have paid me money, assuming they do pay.

BPF Portland said...

what a wonderful idea, Mumon. Thank you.