Saturday, June 02, 2007

4th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park: Path of Compassion

Path of Compassion
A Buddhist Festival in the Park
Saturday, June 2, 2006
12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Colonel Summers Park
SE 17th and Taylor, Portland, Oregon

Buddhist talks
Celebratory ceremony including Blessings for people and pets
Tabling by Buddhist Communities
Meditation and Practice Workshops
Panel Discussion on the Theme Path of Compassion
Food and Buddhist items for sale
Activities for Children

Portland's fourth annual Buddhist festival features talks by Reverend Jundo Gregory Gibbs of the Oregon Buddhist Temple, and Professor James Blumenthal of the Maitripa Institute. While talks, ceremony, and panel discussions occur in the park's main shelter, the children's pavilion has story times and activities scheduled during the afternoon.

The paths of Buddhism are diverse. All are meant to lead to liberation and compassion. Buddhist communities offer booths with information about their temples. In this fourth year of the festival in the park, new features are added to celebrate, connect, and learn about the all-encompassing paths of Buddhism. Restaurants will provide food for sale, and Buddhist items will be for sale from (Tibet Gift) and Buddhist Peace Fellowship.

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