San Jose Walk

Sunday, October 06, 2013


Please join us for this 4.6 mile Walk of compassion, visiting places where the Dharma is shared and practiced, enjoying time with spiritual friends, and learning how our acts of generosity are helping relieve suffering locally and globally.

Check-in will begin at 8:15 AM. Please arrive early so we can start walking promptly at 9 AM.

This 4.6 mile walk will start at the San Jose Friends Meeting House, the oldest Quaker meeting house in California, and the home of three Buddhist groups: San Jose Dharma Punx, San Jose Insight Meditation, and Floating Zendo.

We will walk first to a Sri Lankan temple, Buddhi Vihara at 402 Knowles Ave., Santa Clara, to receive blessings and pay respects to the Bodhi Tree and the venerable monks. Then, we will walk to the San Jose Rose Garden at the corner of Naglee and Dana Ave., arriving around 11:30am. The San Jose Rose Garden is an official Display Garden for the All-America Rose Selections (AARS) and in 2010 was named "America's Best Rose Garden."

We will enjoy a picnic lunch together in the Rose Garden and listen to inspiring words about the work, locally and globally, that is being carried out with the help of Buddhist Global Relief,  before returning to the Friends Meeting House.

Here is the route.

This year, Hong Truong, and her friends have generously offered to provide a lunch of pizza and salad for all the walkers who wish to accept lunch.  If you would like to be included for lunch, please send email to or call at (650) 556-6427 with your name and number in your party.

If you do not sign up for lunch, then please bring a packed lunch (which will be transported by car to the picnic area).

Also, be sure to bring a sun hat, and water bottle.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit San Jose's Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen.

For more details, visit

Check out the photos from the 2012 San Jose Walk.

Please join us by registering, raising funds, donating or volunteering!

Register For a video walk-through of online registration, go to

Raise Funds For a video walk-through of  fundraising page creation, go to

Donate directly to the walk:

Volunteer To volunteer, please contact Ayya Santussika at (650) 556-6427 or