Sunday, April 26, 2015

Actions coming in May, 2015

Please save these dates:

May 1: Solidarity with Portland May Day Coalition. 

May 10: Public Meditation in Director Park, 1 to 1:30 p.m.

May 12: Five-year anniversary vigil for Keaton Otis.

More details for each event will be posted on Facebook.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Meditating in Director Park

We continue meeting on the second Sunday of each month to meditate on the phrase, "May all beings be safe." We gather in Director Park at 1 p.m. and meditate there together for half an hour. Our next gathering will be on Mother's Day, May 10, again in Director Park, again at 1 p.m. Wear blue if you'd like to be identified as being part of our group.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Public Meditation April 12

Please join us for a half-hour meditation in Director Park, downtown Portland, from 1 to 1:30 on April 12, 2015.

Last month's meditation was wonderfully peaceful and nourishing for all who participated.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Next Full meeting

The next full meeting of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship will be Thursday evening, April 9, 2015, at the Hollywood Library Meeting Room, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Our guest at this meeting is Judith Mowry. She will discuss with us what it means to be an ally, the strengths and challenges of working across difference, and how the (predominantly white) Buddhist Peace Fellowship can best serve the cause of racial justice.

We will have reports of three working groups: the group holding meditations in Director Park on the second Sunday of each month; the group holding meditations in solidarity with actions planned by People of Color; and the group organizing a demonstration that will incorporate meditation and social action. 

This meeting is for everyone, whether or not you have been able to attend a BPF meeting before. It is an opportunity to join one of the working groups, to plan for more activist meditation, and to move forward with us. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Solidarity with Justice for Keaton Otis. March 12, 2015.

On Thursday at dusk the Buddhist Peace Fellowship joined JoAnn Hardesty and about twenty Portland citizens at the monthly vigil for Keaton Otis, a young Black man killed by Portland Police in 2010. 

We want children now playing under the cherry blossoms to be safe to grow up and blossom, each in their own way. We want to re-organize our society so that the illusion of "race" and the perception of skin-color does not poison us. 

All children are our children.