Join Eugene Cash, Pamela Weiss and others from our local Buddhist community for the 2017 San Francisco Walk to Feed the Hungry. These walks raise awareness and funds for Buddhist Global Relief which was inspired by Bhikkhu Bodhi to combat hunger and malnutrition. BGR supports long-term methods of sustainable food production and promotes the education and right livelihoods of girls and women so essential in the struggle against poverty and malnutrition. The walks help people lift themselves out of poverty here locally and all over the world.
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 event such as: Aloka Vihara, Berkeley Zen Center, Berkeley Buddhist Temple, Buddhist Church of San Francisco, City of 10,000 Buddhas, Dhammadharini, Gold Mountain Monastery, Karuna Buddhist Vihara, Insight Meditation Center, Mindfulness Care Center, Mission Dharma, San Francisco Insight.
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.
Check-in Time: 12:00 noon – 12:45 pm
Start Location: Gold Mountain Monastery 800 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
Ending Location: San Francisco Zen Center, 300 Page Street, San Francisco
Finish: Around 5:00 pm
Total Distance: about 3 miles