Steps to Enlightenment Fundraiser

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 at 10:00AM

Get your walking shoes on and join us for a fun walk from KMC Washington to Shilshole Marina and then up the steps at Golden Gardens Park!

The Steps to Enlightenment fundraiser is an opportunity for community to come together with friends and family in order to fulfill our vision of continued growth of KMC Washington to benefit this and future generations.

By participating in the walk and getting sponsors, you are contributing directly to world peace by helping with essential improvements at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. Specifically, we will use the funds raised to renovate and maintain our one-hundred-year-old building. This temple is an oasis of calm for the busy people of Seattle, and exists through the kindness and generosity of many people – how fortunate!

Be a participant!
Register here or at the KMC WA reception desk. The $25 registration fee includes a fabulous t-shirt! After registering, participants will receive a link to their own fundraising webpage that they can share with family and friends.

The full walking route is 4 miles, but walkers can also take a car shuttle and start their walk at the base of the steps. Participation is open to people of all abilities!

The route starts and ends at KMC Washington:

Sponsor a participant!
Click below to sponsor a participant. There are 260 stair steps at Golden Gardens Park! Each participant has committed to the number of times they will walk the steps. There are many levels of support:
2 cents per step ($5.20 per round)
5 cents per step ($13.00 per round)
10 cents per step ($26.00 per round)
25 cents per step ($65.00 per round)
50 cents per step ($130.00 per round)
or choose your own amount by clicking on the Make a Donation button below!

Click to sponsor Gen Khedrub
Click to sponsor Mary
Click to sponsor Rebecca
Click to sponsor Jen
Click to sponsor Kelly
Click to sponsor Carrie
Click to sponsor Annie
Click to sponsor Leisha
Click to sponsor Linda Fane
Click to sponsor Tom
Click to sponsor Ellen
Click to sponsor Lynn
Click to sponsor Qing

Make a donation!
Choose one of three easy ways to simply donate to this important cause:
1. Click on the button below
2. Donate in person on the day of the event or at any time
3. Write a check to KMC Washington and send it to 6556 24th Avenue NW Seattle WA 98117

Thank you for your generosity!

Support participants on the day of the walk!
Volunteers are needed to:
1. Check in participants.
2. Shuttle those who need rides to/from Golden Gardens Park.

Volunteer to help at the after-party!
Can’t make it to the walk? Come to the picnic in the KMC WA courtyard at noon! Enjoy good food and conversation, and rejoice in the walk participants and in the funds raised for the temple. Lots of help is needed – please email or call (206)526-9565 to volunteer.

How does this fundraiser help to promote world peace?

We all have the power to change by understanding and transforming our mind. KMC Washington aims to bring peace and happiness to the people of Seattle through the meditation classes and retreats for adults, kids, and tweens, offered at the temple, and through the meditation classes offered at many other locations around the region – Whidbey Island, Everett, Edmonds, Kirkland, Bellevue, Downtown Seattle, West Seattle.

What is our fundraising goal?

Our goal is to raise . . . well, our goal is to raise some funds and have some fun!

Journey alongside lay and ordained members of Kadampa Meditation Center Washington, their friends and family. This will be an opportunity to say “bon voyage” to Gen Khedrub, who leaves the next day for the annual International Teacher Training Program at Manjushri KMC.

I can’t walk up the steps at Golden Gardens – what are some other ways I can participate?
There are lots of ways to participate in the fundraiser! Sponsor a walker, donate to help with essential maintenance on the temple building, or volunteer to support the walkers or prepare for the party. KMC WA is run by volunteers and is funded by donations. We are deeply grateful for your generosity!

Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
6556 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117 (map)
(206) 526-9565