Gyodo is a Japanese term referring to a wide variety of walking meditation practices, often while chanting mantras or sutras. During this day of practice, we will be hiking unpaved forest trails just a few miles beyond the Washington, DC Beltway. The set of trails is laid out in the form of a mandala honoring the Five Wisdom Buddhas (Godai Nyorai).
The day will include hiking approximately 4 miles of moderately difficult trails, visiting stupas, and practices of guided meditation & mantras centering on the Godai Nyorai.
Please pack a vegetarian lunch for yourself, water to stay hydrated, and a small snack to share. A light vegetarian breakfast will be provided 9:00-9:30am. Let us know of any food allergies. The program will end by 3:00pm.
We will carpool and meet in the parking lot of Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC) in Poolesville MD for an introduction before crossing the street to the Peace Park. If you need a ride to the event location, please contact us with your email, phone number, and address so we can make arrangements.
RSVP by clicking the link below. Space is limited to 8 participants.
Suggested donation: $75. No one will be turned away due to an inability to pay.
One-third of the donations collected will be shared to the Kunzang Palyul Choling Stupa Peace Park.
After submitting your RSVP, you will be directed to the payment page.
You may also donate by cash or check on the day of the event.
18400 River Rd
Poolesville, MD 20837
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