On Saturday, September 30, 2017, we will once again tour Buddhist temples in San Francisco as we raise money for the poor and hungry around the world. To learn about the projects that Buddhist Global Relief makes possible, visit www.buddhistglobalrelief.org.
San Francisco has a rich Buddhist history. There will be opportunities to see beautiful shrines as well as beautiful views as we visit some of the city’s highlights. Of course, the greatest opportunity of all is to express our compassion through helping the poorest of the poor around the globe.
People are encouraged to join in or depart as they need during the walk. Everyone is 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. It will be a time for practice, mindful walking, spreading loving kindness, making spiritual friends, and exercise. It will be a pilgrimage of harmony amongst many as we visit San Francisco's rich Buddhist history.
Many groups will help support the Walk such as: Aloka Vihara, Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, Berkeley Buddhist Temple, Berkeley Zen Center, Buddhist Church of San Francisco, Dhammadharini, Gold Mountain Monastery, Insight Meditation Center, Mindfulness Care Center, Mission Dharma, San Francisco Insight, and San Francisco Zen Center.
Starting Location: Gold Mountain Monastery, 800 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
Check-in Time: 12:00 noon - 12:45 pm
Start Walking: 1:00 pm
Ending Location: San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page Street, San Francisco
Finish: around 5 pm
Total Distance: about 3 miles
Please bring a water bottle, sun-hat, and whatever you need for your walk (SF is cooler than one assumes). If you can, please wear a white shirt so on the busy streets of San Francisco we can be identified as a group.
For more details on the walk, please visit: http://www.karunabv.org/san-francisco-walk-2017.html