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

If you Facebook, please sign up here:

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. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Nipponzan Miyohoji Walks for Peace in Portland

Today! BPF of Portland provided the lunch for this group of marchers for peace and justice.

Thanks to Malcolm Chaddock and Sarah Hobbs, both of Veterans for Peace, for their kind and efficient organizing.

These two women had last seen each other in 1986, at a march organized by Nipponzan Miyohagi Buddhists. Today, one of them, on her way to work on her bicycle, spotted the other at the assembly spot, at the Japanese-American Plaza.

More pictures of the morning activity. There was also a convening at Peace Memorial Park at an AME Church in the NE, and a potluck dinner at Wilshire United Methodist Native American Fellowship, near Wilshire Park. Try 3917 NE Shaver at 6 p.m., and if you don't find the group, look in nearby Wilshire Park.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Photos from 2015 Buddhist Festival

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

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

Please come if you have ideas or feedback about the festival!

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.