14th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park
June 3, 2017
11 am to 4:30 pm
Creston Park
SE 43rd and Rhone St, Portland, Oregon

Contact bpfportland@yahoo.com for more information.

Coming years: June 2, 2018; June 1, 2019; June 6, 2020.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

2015 Buddhist Festival Photos


More photos of the Buddhist Festival here: Photos by Jan van Raay

Please share your links to photos and we'll post them below.

Come to our Festival debrief meeting if you have ideas for the festival!

Sunday, June 28, 2015
2 pm
3720 SE 34th Ave.

We'll fill out thank you cards along with getting a start thinking about next year's festival. Enji would love to have someone apprentice with her as lead coordinator next year.

Update:
Photos posted by Dharma Rain found here: On Facebook

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World



12th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park

All are welcome, it's free!
June 13, 2015
11 am to 4:30 pm

Schedule
  • Opening: 108 bells and incense offering 
  • 12:00 pm: Workshops: Starting a Meditation Practice, Dharma Rain Zen Center; Walking Meditation, Portland Community of Mindful Living 
  • 1:00 pm: Keynote speaker: Jerry Braza, Community of Mindful Living (Arthur Davis, Bell Master)
  • 1:45 pm: Ceremony in 3 parts 
  • 2:30 pm: Panel for discussion: 
    • Alison Shin'ei Brown, Dharma Rain Zen Center 
    • Sakula Mary Reinard, Portland Friends of the Dhamma
    • Jay Stewart, Portland Shambhala
    • Craig Preston, Maitripa College
    •    (MC Brian Landever, Portland Shambhala)
  • 4:00 pm Raffle and free prize drawing
  • 4:10 pm Dharma School Song Sing-along
  • 4:30 pm Closing Dedication

Children's Pavilion Schedule
  • Opening: 108 bells and incense offering 
  • 11:00 am to 4 pm: Find Peace in the World Treasure Hunt, and books, crafts and coloring available
  • 12:00 pm: Meditation and altars for kids by Enji 
  • 1:45 pm: Ceremony in 3 parts 
  • 2:30 pm: Storytime by Enji
  • 4:00 pm Raffle and free prize drawing
  • 4:10 pm Dharma School Song Sing-along
  • 4:30 pm Closing Dedication
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Monday, March 09, 2015

12th Annual Portland Buddhist Festival Planning Meetings

Come to the planning meetings and help make the 12th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park happen!


Date
Schedule Item
What needs doing
March 22
2 pm to 4 pm
(reservation at 1:30 to eat if you wish)
Planning meeting.
Location:
8200 NE Siskiyou 
Find the theme. 
Brainstorm activitiesspeakers
Also, fundraising and vendors
Committees formed such as for children’s activities. 
April 19
Planning Meeting 
3720 SE 34th
Schedule solidified, reports from committees and on funds. Begin assigning volunteers to positions and loaners of equipment.
(mid-May)
Paperwork and fees due to the City of Portland for the park rental.
It has been signed by fire, police, and health departments, and turned in and paid. Total costs will be about $1800. 
May 17
Planning Meeting
3720 SE 34th
Volunteer roles are assigned. Equipment to be borrowed are assigned.
June 13
Festival in the Park
Colonel Summers Park
People learn about and celebrate Buddhism.
June 28
Debrief Meeting
Share kudos and improvements, sign thank you cards, celebrate.