Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hello Bike Temple! Join us next week!

Our 3rd week/end Monogamous Sects event is as follows:

Arm Chair Pilgrimage
Wed, Oct 17
Meetup 5:30 Belmont Station
4500 SE Stark
Organizer: Sister Carye

We are gathering to hear first hand accounts of recent pilgrimages!

A Pilgrimage is a journey usually of spiritual significance visiting temples, shrines, and other centers important to someone's beliefs.

Typically a pilgrimage is on foot but one could do one by bicycle as well -- feel free to bring your own pilgrimage stories to share.

From 5:30-6:30pm at Belmont Station, Babs Adamski will be having an informal chat about her month-long walk along the El Camino in Spain that she took in June. She told me her feet have just now stopped hurting. Grab a beer and a bite to eat. The place isn't so big, but it's close to our second destination so we'll make do.

At 6:30 or soon thereafter we'll head over to the Mazamas HQ for their Wednesday travel slide show night that starts at 7pm. 

The program will be Shikoku 88: A Buddhist Pilgrimage in Rural Japan: Carole Beauclerk, who lived, worked and traveled in Japan for nine years takes us on a six week trek of the one thousand year old, 750 miles long, pilgrimage trail on the island of Shikoku. Carole’s photos and narrative will focus on the rewards, challenges and cultural experience as she and a friend visited the 88 temples on the this pilgrimage and also discussing her other pilgrimages in Spain, Portugal and Tibet.

If you can't make it to Belmont Station, you can meet us at the center. http://www.mazamas.org/your/adventure/starts-here/C53/

This is a walk or a bike ride. Belmont Station and the Mazama Center are just a couple blocks apart.

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