The 16th Annual Buddhist Festival in Portland

A fun, free, and informative event celebrating Everyday Mindfulness

Saturday, June 1st, 2019, Colonel Summers Park, 11:00am to 4:30pm

This popular family friendly event is the perfect opportunity explore the many traditions of Buddhism in Portland while wandering the park including Pure Land, Zen, Vajrayana, Vipassana, and non-sectarian groups. Discover what each offers and their upcoming events at their booths, meet new people and see old friends. The Kids’ Canopy will be busy with stories, crafts, play, and fun. This is a good event for children.

In the covered pavilion, Buddhist teachers will give short talks throughout the day. People are welcome to ask questions and interact with the teachers.

11:00 Opening Bells and Metta Loving Kindness meditation
12:00 Bodhi Lama Carrie Ure, Dzogchen Shri Singha
12:30 Kathryn Kendall, Buddhist Peace Fellowship
1:00 Marcia Kahn, M.D., Mindfulness for Preschoolers and Their Parents
1:30 Dr. Stephanie Kaza, Green Buddhism, author of Green Buddhism: Practice and Compassionate Action in Uncertain Times
2:00 Phyllis Moses, Tara Dhatu, Prayer of Motivation dance and Shantideva’s dance
2:30 Gary Sanders, Portland Insight Meditation Community
3:00 Domyo Burk, Bright Way Zen
3:30 Vajracharya Prajwal Ratna, Dance Mandala
4:00 Closing Closing Dedication of Merit

The Festival is looking for volunteers to help with the festivities. Roles range from playing in Kids’ Area, photography, to helping with set up and take down, and many opportunities in between. For details and to register as a volunteer visit or contact

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