About 50 Buddhist Monks and Nuns, including all denominations, will be leading the Buddhist Global Relief (BGR) 2.5-mile Walk to Feed the Hungry on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in Sacramento.
Come walk with us. It is not only a great way to support BGR in its compassionate efforts to help feed those who are suffering from chronic hunger, but also a positive way to spread compassion to our local community and California State Capital by harmoniously gathering together. Mindful walking, generosity, listening to Dhamma talks, and making spiritual friends are great ways to heal, brighten, and develop the mind as taught by the Buddha. Everyone is invited to attend this uplifting event.
Walk any part of the of the route you wish. (See the route map below or click here.) As you will see, the route comes very close to the lunch spot near the trout pond in Capital Park at least twice. Walkers may feel free to go to the lunch meeting point at any time that they wish and take a break until we all arrive.
We are all encouraged to set a personal intention before walking, and those who wish to walk mindfully in silence may do so but it is not required. Feel free to walk at your own pace .It will be a time for practice, mindful walking, spreading loving kindness, making spiritual friends, and exercise. The walk will begin and end in Sacramento's Capital Park, as we raise awareness about world hunger on the sidewalks bordering the park.
Each year BGR awards part of the walk proceeds to a local charitable organization with a mission similar to BGR's. This year a portion of the proceeds from the Sacramento Walk will go to Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services.
Many groups will help support the event such as: City of the Dharma Realm, The Western Buddhist Monastic Gathering, Aloka Vihara and Karuna Buddhist Vihara.
People can do the entire walk, or just part of it as they wish.
Registration/Check-in for all participants begins at 8:15 am at 15th St. and Capital Ave. near the International World Peace Rose Garden.
Please bring a water bottle, sun-hat, and whatever you need for your walk.
For those of you who are not in robes, it would be great if you would wear white shirts. It helps to identify us as a group. Thanks!
Restrooms are available at Capital Park.
Parking There is no parking inside the park. You might be able to find a metered parking space on the street, but it is expensive and has time limits. The parking on the L St. side of the park is more expensive and has shorter limits than the parking on the N St. side of the park.
Even though the Walk is only 2.5 miles, it may take longer than 2 hours.
parking in this immediate area is very hard to come by during the day, and
Thursdays are busy days at the Capital. However, you can find free street
parking (sometimes limited to two hours) on S, T, U, and V Streets between 14th Street on up to 9th Street. This is primarily a residential area and it is pretty easy
to find a spot. The capital is an easy walk from there.
Lunch After the walk, the monks and nuns from the Western Buddhist Monastic Gathering will eat lunch in the park. All other participants are welcome to bring a packed lunch and join-in. This is a chance for conversation, photos and hearing inspiring talks.
Date of Event: Thursday, October 25, 2012 Check-in Time: 8:15 a.m. Walk Starting Time: 9 a.m. Start Location: Capital Park, Sacramento, CA at the International World Peace Rose Garden - 15th St & Capital Ave End Location: benches near the California Firefighters Memorial
Email questions to: info@KarunaBV.org
To donate for the Walk either:
send a check or money order to: Buddhist Global Relief, PO Box 1611, Sparta, New Jersey 07871 USA