BUDDHISTS ON BICYCLES & SANGHA POT-LUCK PICNIC – I-Lan Park and Tomahawk Trail”! Saturday, Sept 7th ride begins at 9 am; picnic follows with others from TBC & Mindful Heart Meditation Sangha at 11:30.
I-Lan Park is located at 126th Street and Nall Avenue and is dedicated to our sister City of I-Lan, Taiwan. This 10-acre park includes two shelters and a restroom facility, along with a Taiwanese garden, designed with the idea of replicating the traditional gardens of the Taiwanese people. The park also includes a trail that connects from Overland Park, running along the north side of the property. Kids young and old enjoy the serenity of the garden and trail, along with a playground located adjacent to the main shelter house.
The Pot-luck sponsored by the “Mindful Heart Meditation Sangha” will begin at 11:30. So bring some food (anything) you would like to share at the Pot-Luck. (Storing food in a cooler is suggested) if you cannot bring a cooler someone will probably have room to share.
Starting & finishing point at I-Lan Park: 126th & Nall Ave., Leawood, Kansas
Map Link: http://www.traillink.com/trail-maps/tomahawk-creek-trail.aspx
We are very grateful for the “Mindful Heart Meditation Sangha” to sponsor and share this day with us. You do not have to do the bike ride to come to the pot-luck. All are welcome to join for one or both parts of the event. This will truly fulfill a TBC motto – “OH, HAPPY DAY!”
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We only try to ride trails that are paved and/or specifically made for biking/pedestrian comfort. There are a few trails we have found that include areas with crushed gravel but I will try to make that disclosure prior to the ride.
We also really respect an individual’s pace, endurance and stamina. That is what makes this group so unique and compassionate because we all vary in age and physical capabilities. Our outings are specific to the fellowship of the Sangha. Our first and foremost priority is for those of us to be mindful of being outdoors in the fresh air and to simply keep our bodies in motion. As we do in sitting or walking meditation, we have discovered that we can create an exhilarating meditative state while bicycling as a Sangha. I have even found sometimes it is important to just stop and enjoy the scenery.
There is not any judgment, pressure or competition with our group. There are many biking organizations specifically designed for those who desire a more diligent work-out program and/or a more competitive structure. However, our rides are created with a simpler motivation toward the body, mind and spirit.