Walk Season Concludes
This year Buddhist Global Relief held ten U.S. Walks to Feed the Hungry. The first walk of the season kicked off in Milford, Michigan, which was followed by walks in Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia, San Jose, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Willington (Connecticut), and Houston. This year our chairperson, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, participated in three of the walks—in St. Louis, Willington, and Houston. Our executive director, Tom Spies, also participated in three walks—in Philadelphia, New York, and Willington. Earlier during the summer, a walk was held in England, organized by The New Buddha Way, and a solidarity walk took place in India, held by our partner in Nagpur, the Bodhicitta Foundation.
All of us at BGR thank everyone who organized the walks, coordinated the activities, posted on the website, announced the walks on Facebook, volunteered at the sites, and turned out to join a walk. We thank the venerable monks, nuns, and other clergy who came along to inspire the walkers, and especially those who made donations to support a walk. These walks are BGR’s life line. They are our main fundraising event of the year, and it is the funds raised by these walks that sponsor our many projects around the world—projects that literally save lives and shine light into the darkest corners.
You may not see it with your own eyes, but your participation in a walk—your dedication, your generosity, and your compassion—are truly saving lives. You are giving others the chance to live with hope and dignity, you are forging bonds of solidarity with people around the world with people you will never know and see.
For your contribution, we wish you and your families abundant blessings of peace, happiness, health, and delight in the Dharma.