Ann Arbor-Metro Detroit MI BGR Walk to Feed the Hungry

Saturday, October 13, 2012



DIRECTIONS TO START LOCATION:  Kensington Metropark is located off Interstate 96 just east of US-23. From I-96, take exit 151/Kensington Rd and enter the park; there is a $5 entrance fee/car; After entering the park, drive about a half mile past the toll booth to the West Boat Launch Picnic Area on the right side of the road. The area is wheelchair accessible (the start point for the walk). 


DESCRIPTION OF EVENT: We'll follow a 3.5 mile route along the paved footpaths of beautiful Kensington Park in Milford, Michigan. You'll get to make new friends and enjoy the exercise while walking for the good of the world. One billion people live in chronic hunger. Two children die of hunger every minute. By walking and fundraising in support of the walk you can feed the hungry and save real lives. Proceeds will go to BGR's global hunger relief programs in the U.S., Asia, Haiti, and Africa. A percentage of the day’s proceeds will benefit local food banks, including: Food Gatherers, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank, Forgotten Harvest, and Gleaner’s Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.

SPONSORING GROUPS: Buddhist groups who are sponsoring the Michigan event include the Ann Arbor Zen Temple, Ann Arbor Buddhist Society, Ann Arbor Monday Meditation Group, Bluewater Community, Buddhist Temple of Toledo, Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara, Lansing Buddhist Association, Lansing Area Mindfulness Community, Peace Education Center of Greater Lansing, Quan Am Temple Sitting Group, and the SokukoJi Buddhist Community of Battle Creek, among others.

SPEAKERS: Bhante Sankicha from Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara; Haju Sunim of the Ann Arbor Zen Temple; and Sokuzan Bob Brown of the SokukoJi Buddhist Community of Battle Creek; Deepali Stark of Food Gatherers; Maureen Bodenbach, BGR walk coordinator for Michigan.


     9-10am        Registration

     10-11:30am  Walk

     11:30-12:30  Picnic--PIZZA will be provided; feel free to bring a dish to share 

     12:30-1:15pm   Dhamma Reflections by Buddhist Teachers

     1:15-1:30pm Sharing of Merits

     Event Concludes

See the video below for instructions on how to register online.