Saturday, June 07, 2008

5th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park

Harmony in the Park

Saturday, June 7, 2008
12 pm to 4:30 pm

Children's Pavilion
spiritual science projects
cooperative contests
craft activities
meditative activities

chants/ mantras
daily practice

Teaching Pavilion
keynote speaker
panel discussion


Teaching Pavilion
  • 11 am: Food served to monastics
  • 12 noon: Opening Ceremony
  • 12:15 pm: Keynote speaker: Larry Christensen, Zen Center of Portland
  • 1 pm: Workshops: 1. meditation and chant by several Asian groups 2. chant by Oregon Buddhist Temple 3. starting a daily practice
  • 2 pm: Main Ceremony
  • 3 pm: Panel Discussion: Kyogen Carlson, Dharma Rain Zen Center; Jacqueline Mandell, Samden Ling; Rev. Gregory Gibbs, Oregon Buddhist Temple, Jampel Gyatsho (Clark Hansen), Portland Yeshe Nyingpo
  • 4 pm: Thai Association of Oregon: Thai Classical Dance
  • 4:30 pm: Closing Dedication

Children's Pavilion

  • 12:15 pm to 4:30 pm: Ongoing activities: rock polishing; story times; coloring; crafts
  • 12 noon: Opening Ceremony
  • 12:15 pm: Relay Races and Cooperative Contests
  • 1:00 pm: Workshops: Chanting "Om Mani Padme Hum" with Dion; meditation, chanting with Adhi; craft project
  • 2:00 pm: Main Ceremony
  • 3:00 pm: Spiritual Experiments
  • 4:00 pm: Thai dancers; Closing Ceremony

Participating Groups:

(most of these groups will have tables at the festival)
Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Portland (main sponsor)
Northwest Dharma Association
Portland Yeshe Nyingpo
Oregon Buddhist Temple
Maitripa Institute
Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

Dharma Rain Zen Center
Awaken Portland
Mercy and Wisdom Healing Center
Zen Center of Portland
Samden Ling
Miao Fa Chan Temple
Kagyu Changchub Chuling
Nichiren Buddhist Temple of Portland
Zen Community of Oregon
Portland Dzogchen Practice Group
Diamond Way, Portland
NW Portland Ministries
Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka
Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Skillful Meditation Project Portland


Food Court sponsored by BPF Portland

Donations of food, supplies, and labor by these establishments:

Thai Orchid, Chai Yo, Mai Thai, Lemon Leaf, Som Tum Thai, Sivalaya, PeemKaew Thai, Bangkok Palace, Rama Thai, Arawan, Thai Lotus, Aroy Thai, D&N , Authentic Thai Cuisine, Baan Thai, Vege Thai, Sawasdee Thai, Pok Pok, Appethaizing, E-San Thai, Nichiren Buddhist Temple

Buddhist Items

Samden Ling: Tibetan Rugs
Tibet A Gift: assortment, Tibetan prayer flags, imports
The Foundation Store: assortment, books, meditation and altar supplies
Miao Fa Chan Temple: assortment, books, altar supplies, imports
BPF Portland: assortment
The Monkey and the Rat: assortment, imports

Flier full page, color

1 comment:

BPF Portland said...

photos by Jan van Raay can be seen here: