In the Footsteps of Buddha
Walk ~ Meditate ~ Picnic ~ Raise Funds for World Peace
Location: Lynn Canyon Park, North Van
(entrance near Ecology Centre & Cafe, 3663 Park Rd, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3G3)
Registration: *Registration is required – see below
About the Walk
Join us this June for a beautiful walk in Lynn Canyon Park. It will be an enjoyable day and meaningful opportunity to spend time with your spiritual friends, and class teacher – maybe you can sponsor them too! We are meeting at 9:30am, and the walk is due to start at 10.00 am to walk (5.5 km approx) through the park. We will take the trails across the Suspension Bridge, and around Rice Lake, and will stop for a short meditation, and conclude the walk around 12.00pm for lunch at a picnic area near the beginning of the trail. Please bring a packed lunch to enjoy (we’ll provide snack packs and some drinks).
Everybody Welcome! Registration is required, please see below on how to register for the walk.
When to meet: 9:30am & Start Walking @ 10am start walk
Start / Meet Point: At the picnic area by the Lynn Canyon Cafe / Ecology Centre (see map)
Finish/ Lunch place: 12 noon with lunch – picnic area near the beginning of the trail
Distance: Approx 5.5 km, 1.5-2 hours. Easy trails. Dogs welcome 🙂
Bring: A packed picnic lunch, water (we’ll provide snacks). Sunscreen and a hat.
Directions / Parking: Accessible by bus / car: http://lynncanyon.ca/directions
Raising funds for public benefit
All proceeds from the sponsored walk will go towards the International Temples Project (ITP) an International fund dedicated to public benefit, that supports the growth and development of KMC Vancouver. KMC Vancouver is a registered charity dedicated to giving the people of Vancouver and surrounding areas the opportunity to learn the methods to cultivate inner peace and happiness, through meditation and Kadampa Buddhist practices for daily life.
The International Temples Project was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso with the aim to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition publicly, and to show how individuals and society benefit through the practice of Buddhism in modern day life.
Constantly adapting to meet the needs of modern society, the International Temples Project presently achieves its aim through creating traditional and non-traditional temples, meditation and retreat centres, and through the activities of Kadampa schools, World Peace cafés and Tharpa Publications.
OPTION 1 – Attend the walk – $15
We are asking for a $15 registration donation from each adult (or more if you would like to make an extra donation). To register for the walk, click on the button below, and make sure to read the details about where and when we are meeting, and what to bring!
To help raise further funds you can register for the walk, and THEN get sponsored for walking for world peace. (see below)
OPTION 2 – Get sponsored for the walk
Create your own fundraising page for the event, by creating a free account with Canada Helps and invite family and friends to sponsor you for our Charity. Click the Fundraise now button below and follow the instructions/ enter your information to setup your Canada Helps account. You must purchase a ticket for the walk before setting up your fundraising page, but it will prompt you to do so if you click the button below.
OPTION 3 – Make a donation online
If you don’t want to set up your own sponsorship page, you can simply direct friends and family to the Donate Now page, where they can simply make a contribution towards our fundraising walk.
Download a sponsorship form (or pick one up at class) to collect sponsorship donations – collect cash and cheque manually (cheques made out to kmc vancouver).