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 11, 2013

Debrief Meeting

Enjoyed the festival? Have feedback, ideas? Join us for a debrief meeting and signing of thank you cards.

Sunday, June 30
1 pm

Photos from 10th Annual Buddhist Festival

Photos by Jan van Raay


Photos by Heidi Enji Hoogstra


Saturday, June 01, 2013

You Are Here: Navigating the Way

10th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park

All are welcome, it's free!


  • 11:45 am: Ringing of the Bell 108 times
  • 12:00 pm: Washing of the Baby Buddha Ceremony
  • 12:30 pm: Workshops: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a way to incorporate the tools of Buddhism into your daily life, offered by Laura Jomon Martin; Short Intro to Buddhism, history and concepts, offered by Brenda Fugate, Oregon Buddhist Temple
  • 1:30 pm:  Keynote speaker: Dan Rubin, Portland Shambhala Center, and Maitripa College
  • 2:15 pm: Dharma song sing-along.
  • 2:30 pm: You Are Here Ceremony
  • 3:00 pm: Panel Discussion: Rayna Jacobson, Portland Shambhala Center; Amanda Risser, Dharma Rain Zen Center; Charles Reneau, Oregon Buddhist Temple; Nelly Kaufer, Pine Street Sangha
  • 4:00 pm: Raffle drawing
  • 4:10 pm: Dances of Universal Peace: participatory

Children's Pavilion Schedule

  • 12 noon: Washing the Baby Buddha Ceremony 
  • 12:30 pm: Workshop: Chanting and Drumming by Jason Litts 
  • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm: Navigating the Way Treasure Hunt; You Are Here Fridge Magnet creation; coloring; story times
  • 2:15 pm: Dharma song sing-along 
  • 2:30 pm: You Are Here Ceremony 
  • 4:00 pm: Raffle Drawing and Dances  

Help us out by distributing flyers near you at coffee shops, cafes, stores, libraries, wherever you might find bulletin boards...

 2013 Buddhist Festival Quarter Sheet Flyer

 2013 Buddhist Festival Full Sheet Flyer

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Planning Meetings for the Festival

Sunday, February 3

Sunday, March 10

Sunday April 7

Sunday, May 5

All meetings are at 1 pm
Oregon Buddhist Temple
3720 SE 34th Ave  
Meetings are in the basement, except for April 7, main level lobby