KBV Nuns on Alms Round (Piṇḍapāta)
At the time of the Buddha, spiritual seekers walked with their bowls to collect alms food in order to sustain their bodies. This ancient practice continues to this day in Southeast Asia. For many people, it is inspiring simply to see bhikkhus and bhikkhunis walking in silence with their bowls; and they find the experience of offering food into the alms bowls inspiring and uplifting. Following this tradition, the nuns of KBV are returning to this practice in Mountain View, walking for alms food on the first Sundays of each month. You are welcome to find them anywhere along the route (see below).
The nuns will walk for alms from the vihara to downtown farmer's markets and have the meal at Pioneer Memorial Park, eating what they receive in their bowls. There will be time for questions and Dhamma discussion afterwards.
On the first Sunday of the month:
9:00 am Leave the vihara
9:30 - 10:30 Mountain View Farmer's Market on Evelyn (or Bryant if the Evelyn site is closed)
10:45 Meal at Pioneer Memorial Park
11:30 -12:00 Dhamma discussion at the park
12:00 Return to KBV