People can do the entire 12-mile walk or just part of it as they wish. It is fine to just walk for one mile! Walk in your town!
This pilgrimage walk will begin in front of the oldest Quaker House in California, which is also the meeting location for San Jose Insight Meditation Sangha, San Jose Dharma Punx and Floating Zendo. From there we will walk to Buddhi Vihara in Santa Clara and then on to Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale where everyone will be served a free vegetarian lunch and Dharma reflections will be offered by Dharma Master Jian Ying, Venerable Ajahn Guna and Sister Santussika. The walk will end at the beautiful Sylvan Park in Mountain View, near public transportation.
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.
BGR will give part of the proceeds of the walk to EarthSave's Meals for Health program in Oakland.
Many groups will help support the event such as: Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, Institute for World Religions, Dharma Realm Buddhist University, Buddhi Vihara, Aloka Vihara and Karuna Buddhist Vihara.
You must register online to walk and sign up to be included for lunch. A video explaining how to register online at FirstGving is available on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuT1T8phNFw&feature=youtu.be&hd=1
Please bring a water bottle, sun-hat, and whatever you need for your walk. Pit stop locations T.B.A.
Check-in Time: 8:15 a.m.
Participants are encouraged to wear white clothing if possible, such as a white T-shirt.
Walk Starting Time: 9 a.m.
Directions to Start Location: click here. Public transportation is encouraged, see VTA Bus and Caltrain
Lunch Stop and Dhamma Talk Venue: Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale
for directions click here
Lunch Start Time: 12:30 p.m.
Route and More information (click here)