Sunday, May 07, 2017

Practicing peace
Embracing community
14th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park
June 3, 2017 Creston Park
Powell Blvd  to SE 42nd and Rhone St
11:00 am to 4:30 pm
share buddhism
in community and gratitude
Buddhist talks and workshops
Activities for Children
Tabling by Buddhist Communities

Whether Buddhist or simply curious, all are welcome!

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Mission Statement Vision


Aware of the interconnectedness of all things, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship cultivates the conditions for peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability within our selves, our communities, and the world.


The mission of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF), founded in 1978, is to serve as a catalyst for socially engaged Buddhism. Our purpose is to help beings liberate themselves from the suffering that manifests in individuals, relationships, institutions, and social systems.

BPF’s programs, publications, and practice groups link Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion with progressive social change. The Buddhist Peace Fellowship works for peace from diverse Buddhist perspectives.

Buddhist Peace Fellowship embraces a triple treasure of compassionate action – learning, speaking, and doing.

Speaking/Communication: Our public voice brings Buddhist teachings into conversation with situations in the world, inspiring and informing action for peace.

Learning/Community: Our trainings strengthen Buddhist leadership for peace, and build socially engaged Buddhist communities.

Doing/Collaboration: As part of the mandala of social change, we act in collaboration with other organizations and individuals, working together to cultivate the conditions for peace.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Declaration of InterDependence

13th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park

All are welcome, it's free!
June 4, 2016 CE
11 am to 4:30 pm
Portland, Oregon, United States of America
Earth, Milky Way Galaxy, the Universe

  • 12:00 pmOpening bells and Ceremony: Three Refuges Chant
  • 12:30 pm: Workshop: Beginning a Meditation Practice, Domyo BurkBright Way Zen
  • 1:00 pm: Keynote speaker: Stephanie Kaza: author of Mindfully Green; ecology columnist for Buddhist Peace Fellowship's Turning Wheel magazine; Professor Emerita at UVM.
  • 2:00 pm: (approximately): Workshop with Stephanie Kaza
  • 2:30 pm: Panel for Discussion: Domyo Burk, Bright Way Zen; Nelly KauferPine Street SanghaBrenda FugateOregon Buddhist Temple; another TBD
  • 4:00 pm: Free Prize Drawing: fill out a survey about your visit and get a free ticket to win a prize.
  • 4:10 pm: 2 Drummers from Portland Taiko!
  • 4:30 pm: Closing

Children's Pavilion Schedule
  • 11:00 am to 4:00 pm: Declaration of InterDependence communal art activity; Treasure hunt; Books, crafts, coloring, and snacks available. 
  • 12:00 pmOpening bells and Ceremony: Three Refuges Chant
  • 1:30-2:30 pm: Dharma Rain Song with Dharma Rain Exercise and Rainsticks: Heidi Enji HoogstraDharma Rain Zen Center and Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland
  • 4:00 pm: Free Prize Drawing: any time during the day fill out a survey about your visit and receive a free ticket to win a prize.
  • 4:10 pm: 2 Drummers from Portland Taiko!
  • 4:30 pm: Closing

Friday, January 08, 2016

Engaged Buddhism: Opportunities

As an Engaged Buddhist concerned for social justice, what would you like to do in the coming year? Come brainstorm, hear some suggestions, and plan our next steps.

Facilitated by Jill Severson.

Saturday, January 23, 2016, 2 - 4 p.m.
Hollywood Library Meeting Room

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Streamers red and gold against a hot blue sky
beside dry evergreens in a world changing.
Thirteen fragile, strong bodies, young visionaries
hang off the bridge with faux-Gothic green arches
saying, “Save the Arctic,” saying we can stop this,
saying it is possible to change the course of one ship
with imagination, planning, hard work. If this is possible,
then what else may come? 

May they be safe. We bow in gratitude,
 hands in lotus position
over hearts full of admiration.  
Audacious, their belief in possibility. Stoic,
their friends’ endurance on the bridge.
We bow, we bow to them. 
We bow again and again.