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Saturday, June 18, 2016 from noon-1:30pm
Join Women Bike for a short and slow paced Ride to Pride! We'll meet at noon and take off at 12:30 to Tom McCall Waterfront park. Wear rainbow or whatever you like to show your pride. The festival has a suggested donation of $7 but no one will be refused entry. We will ride from colonel summers park to the festival, no ride is planned back just enjoy Pride together or meet your friends there. There are food carts at the event or bring lunch to eat at the park before takeoff. This event is open to all women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think that they might). Join the Women Bike group and RSVP (not required) at www.facebook.com/groups/womenbikebta
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 6-8pm
Join the Portland Women's Crisis Line and BTA for this fun and empowering ride supporting everyone's right to be safe in our community. Theme: Transformation Before the ride we'll have fun decorating our bikes and making signs supporting consent, safety, and a community free of domestic and sexual violence. Folks of all ages and genders encouraged to join us and ride! This ride will be an easy, family-friendly ride and helmets are strongly encouraged. For more info contact: Allison Curtis, email@example.com, www.pwcl.org, 503-232-9751
Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 11am-4:30pm
~Dharma Talk and Panel Discussion on the Theme of A Declaration of Interdependence ~Workshops ~Activities for Children ~Tabling by Buddhist Communities The Portland Chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship is delighted to announce that Stephanie Kaza will give the keynote talk for Portland’s Thirteenth Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park. Ms. Kaza brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to the intersection of ecology and Buddhism. In these two realms it is a basic tenet that no individual stands alone, that we all need each other and the flora and fauna of this Earth to survive. We are interdependent. In addition to her talk, Stephanie Kaza also leads a workshop supporting the theme. Buddhism offers tools for changing minds and behavior that can be beneficial to individuals and interdependence. Stephanie Kaza has spent a lifetime exploring and teaching this interconnection as a Soto Zen Buddhist, a professor at the University of Vermont, and as author and editor. The city is enriched by her move to Portland. Her books include Mindfully Green: A Personal and Spiritual Guide to Whole Earth Thinking; Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume; Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism. As a city Portland has been feeling the effects of climate change and has enacted plans to become a sustainable city. Microclimate changes have caused more storms and flooding in areas even as the city works to complete a major sewer system upgrade. The city’s interdependence is feeling the strain as people seeking this kind of reform migrate here, causing a housing crisis and bringing more vehicles, and pollution, to the streets. This migration signals a hunger from US citizens to see more of this kind of reform, and also points to the wealth and the growing pains a sustainability plan can bring to a city. Local leaders Domyo Burk of Bright Way Zen, Nelly Kaufer of Pine Street Sangha, and Brenda Fugate of Oregon Buddhist Temple, along with a fourth participant to be determined, form a discussion panel on the theme. While the Dharma talk and panel discussion occur in the park's main shelter, the children's pavilion will be busy with story times, crafts, and other activities, including a Dharma Rain exercise led by Heidi Enji Hoogstra of Dharma Rain Zen Center. In keeping with the theme of interdependence, there will be no sales at this year’s Buddhist Festival. Participating groups will have non-perishable potluck food and beverages available to festival-goers. Many different Portland area communities will be represented at the booths. Pure Land, Zen, Vajrayana, Vipassana, and non-sectarian groups will share news and information about their communities. The event gives the opportunity to introduce Buddhism to the curious, as well as for people to meet and share news, smiles, and rituals. The festival is free, and all are welcome. Organizers ask for mindfulness regarding waste: please avoid single use water bottles and sort recyclables. Schedule 12:00 pm: Opening bells and Ceremony: Three Refuges Chant 12:30 pm: Workshop: Beginning a Meditation Practice, Domyo Burk, Bright 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 Kaufer, Pine Street Sangha; Brenda Fugate, Oregon 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: Two 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 pm: Opening bells and Ceremony: Three Refuges Chant 1:30-2:30 pm: Dharma Rain Song with Dharma Rain Exercise and Rainsticks: Heidi Enji Hoogstra, Dharma 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: Two Drummers from Portland Taiko! 4:30 pm: Closing
Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 2:15-5:15pm
Fall has arrived and that means pumpkins, apples, and the beautiful colors of Autumn! Join us for an afternoon ride through the city to marvel at fall leaves in SE neighborhoods. We will meet at Col. Summers Park at SE 17th and Taylor, ride to Apple Tasting at Portland Nursery, and then the Pumpkin Beer Festival at Green Dragon. All Women Bike Rides aim to provide a safe place for women to challenge themselves to ride somewhere new and meet new women who also enjoy riding. Please review the route before joining on the ride. The ride will meet at Colonel Summers Park at 2:15. We will leave at 2:30pm. This ride will travel along neighborhood greenways in SE Portland and will have some crossings of major streets. You can see the full route here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/10703579 Half way through the ride we will stop at Portland Nursery for free apple tasting for us to enjoy. Then we will finish the ride at Green Dragon for the Killer Pumpkin Festival. The event has a suggested $5 donation to benefit Camp Ukandu. This event is family friendly and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic pumpkin beverages will be available for purchase. You can check out more about the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1477115419250851/ This ride is open to all women, female-identifying, trans, and gender-nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think that they might).
Saturday, June 13, 2015 at midnight
Dharma Talk and Panel Discussion on the Theme of Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World Workshops Activities for Children Tabling by Buddhist Communities Sales of Buddhist meditation supplies and imports Food – Momo Cart Thich Nhat Hanh has had a tremendous influence on modern Buddhism worldwide. Known simply as Thay by his students, Thich Nhat Hanh suffered a severe illness this past year and is unlikely to teach again. Portland lost Kyogen Carlson, Abbot of Dharma Rain Zen Center, and James Blumenthal, a founding faculty member of Maitripa College. Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship and numerous Portland Buddhist communities wish to remember and honor all three during our 12th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park. Jerry Braza, a mentor and ordained Dharma teacher in the lineage of Thich Nhat Hanh, will give the keynote talk at 1 pm. Jerry has authored 2 books, including The Seeds of Love: Growing Mindful Relationships. He hosts River Sangha, a Community of Mindful Living in Salem, Oregon. Mindfulness, love, and service provide the framework by which he lives his life. The Portland area is home to several Community of Mindful Living practice communities. Several local leaders have visited Thay’s Plum Village and met him, including DRZC founding teachers, Kyogen and Gyokuko Carlson. Thay has had an influence on Buddhist Peace Fellowship from its earliest days in the 60s; in 1983, BPF and the San Francisco Zen Center organized Thich Nhat Hanh’s first retreat for Western Buddhists at Tassajara. No matter the lineage they wind up joining, many Buddhist converts in the Western world were introduced to the concepts by Thich Nhat Hanh. As Buddhist Peace Fellowship Portland continues to hold meditation vigils to remind us Black Lives Matter, we can’t help but remember Nobel Laureate Martin Luther King Jr nominated Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. Participating groups will have booths through the day from 11 am to 4:30 pm. At noon workshops on beginning meditation practice and a separate one on walking meditation will be offered. At 1:00, Jerry Braza will give his Dharma Talk, and at 2:30 several Buddhist practitioners will speak on the theme as part of the Discussion Panel. The ceremony at 1:45 will include remembrance of those we have lost as well as healing elements. Festival-goers are invited to bring photos for display on the altar of those peace and Buddhist heroes they wish to remember. At 4:00, BPF Portland will host a drawing for prizes related to Buddhism. All festival attendees are eligible for one free ticket, and can purchase raffle tickets for more chances. While the Dharma talk and panel discussion occur in the park's main shelter, the children's pavilion will be busy with story times, crafts, and other activities. Many different Portland area communities will be represented at the booths. Pure Land, Zen, Vajrayana, Vipassana, and non-sectarian groups will share news and information about their communities. This is a perfect opportunity for those curious about Buddhism to explore the possibilities available. The festival is free, and all are welcome. Organizers ask for mindfulness regarding waste: please avoid single use water bottles and do sort recyclables.
Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 5-7pm
Potlucks have been so fun, let's do it again! Come out for the PDX Time Bank's monthly gathering! Friends, family (of all ages), neighbors, and folks new to time banking are all welcome. Bring some food to share and earn a time dollar! Come with plate, fork, cup, etc. and let's make this a zero-waste event! Interested in a leadership role in the time bank? A Care Committee meeting will be at 4:30. No previous experience needed. All ideas and suggestions welcome! http://www.facebook.com/events/316349491864752/
Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 6-9pm
We'll ride around for a bit and then have a nice venue to party at afterwards Get ready to get real... it's what you've all been waiting for! So come on down and show us how you get down! Dust off your wheels, put on your favorite wig, some glitter, some wings, bring out your soundsystem, balloons, funny bikes, awesome attitude, and come ride with us on a fabulous adventure! Helmets never hurt, and water is always a good idea! Also be sure to bring flyers or info for your Pedalpalooza ride to distribute if you like :-) http://www.facebook.com/events/659920074088640/
Sunday, August 18, 2013 from noon-3pm
ANNOUNCEMENT: The Festival/Parade gathering will occur on the Belmont and SE 20th side of Colonel Summers Park. Please find us in the green space there near the community garden. If you have a parade vehicle of some type, it is advised that you arrive no later than 10am (though you may want to line up along Belmont even earlier). To foster our community celebratory atmosphere, please feel free to bring a picnic. There will be activities for the kids, and organizations and groups are encouraged to set up a community table between 10am & 11:45am. The parade will start at 12 noon. This is a 'pack in' and 'pack out' event, so we ask that everyone be mindful of their own clean up please, and leave the spaces we use cleaner than what we found them. EVENT INFO: The first annual Rose City Radical Revival 2013, is a FREE event supporting the reclaiming of our streets and public spaces through art and creative expression absent of corporatism. This event is a non-violent family friendly celebration in honor of all-of-the important grass roots, (community based) economic, social, environmental, and justice causes out there working diligently to make our world a better place. This year’s theme is ‘Paradigm Shift’. We are asking individuals and groups to express this theme in some way, and are encouraging folks to be creative in their public display of their cause. This event is intended to be a visual and auditory spectacle of grand pomp and circumstance. Floats, banners, marching bands, dancing, costuming, puppets, props, and other creative expressions are highly welcomed and encouraged!! WHEN: Sunday, August 18th 2013 TIME: Parade line up to begin at 10am. Parade to start at 12noon. WHERE: Colonel Summers Park SE 17th Ave & Taylor St, Portland, Oregon 97214 WHY: The purpose of this event is to serve as a celebration of causes, community networking, as well as fostering public awareness. This event is neither a protest nor a rally. However, our basic message is that creativity, art, and activism are the lifeblood of Portland and comprise our unique history and sense of place. Unfortunately, there have been increasing efforts by the city and the business community to rob the public of our spaces by methodically and meticulously making it more difficult for individuals and community groups to freely assemble. It is also important for us to remember the sacred role of celebration as it pertains to the building of solidarity and community building. WHAT TO BRING: Please consider this event as a grand celebration! Bring yourselves, your friends, your family. Bring food, literature, and things to pass out to each other and community. Bring floats, banners, music, dance, games, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, puppets, art cars, costumes and other creative expressions you wish to display. Most of all bring your JOY and PASSION! COST: NOTHING. No cost to enter the parade, no cost to attend, FREE FREE FREE!!!! PARADE REGISTRATION: If you or your group are a marching band, or wish to bring large objects or moving vehicles for this event we ask that you register with us for parade line up organizing purposes. It is FREE. We just have a short form for you to fill out, and a community safety agreement. This helps us ensure everyone will have the space they need, and to ensure public safety. WHAT”S IN A NAME? •'Rose City' speaks to our sense of place and local community. •'Radical' speaks to getting to the 'root' of conflict AND alternative ways of thinking, seeing, being, and doing. •'Revival' speaks to our desire to revive creative passion and connection as it pertains to our individual and collective actions on issues that matter. •'Paradigm Shift' speaks to our collective desire for change. Although we differ as individuals and groups in our passions and strategies, our common ground is in our desire for a better world. This is a fundamental unifying element that has the power to UNITE divergent groups for a common purpose. The theme is an opportunity to for others to see this common ground in a single unified act of celebration. WHO WE ARE: OccupyEverywherePDX is a community based, non-violent, direct action group, seeking creative means for fostering public dialogue on critical issues often silenced by mainstream media. We organize and participate in a wide variety of social, economic, and environmental and other justice causes. We are best known for our agitprop parodies, and satirical performances. We view ourselves as agents of creative change and seek to build bridges between various groups and causes as a means for fostering a stronger more unified community of activists. Please do not hesitate to email or contact us with any questions, (and for parade registration) at: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.facebook.com/events/135373129997534/
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