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.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Thank You

Photos of the festival are here, thanks to Sibelia for taking them, and Enji for editing.

Thanks go to our keynote speaker and discussion panel participants, and to the many volunteers who made this happen.

In addition to BPF Portland, we thank those individuals and groups who gave money to cover costs:

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

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Unity and Diversity: About the Theme

During divisive and hard times people seek peace and tranquility through practical spiritual means. Buddhism teaches tolerance and acceptance. It offers time-tested methods to foster equanimity, compassion, and kindness.

Unique in America and the Pacific Northwest, Buddhists interact and support each other across various denominations. Our traditions are diverse, yet we are united in our reverence for the Three Jewels of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. Join this family-friendly event to find out more, and connect with our many communities.

In the face of anger, greed, and willful ignorance, we seek healing, mending, wholeness, tolerance, acceptance, peace. Buddhism offers an opportunity for relief, and for skillful response.

It is possible to be united and diverse. We are one, and we are many. We are different, and we are of the same human race.