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Walk for World Peace

Join us for a day of fun and fundraising for world peace!

We will gather outside the Humboldt Park Fieldhouse, engage in a meditation together, take a walk around the beautiful park, and end back at the Fieldhouse for a picnic!

Our goal for this fundraiser is to raise



All funds raised will support KMC Chicago's efforts to help people in Chicagoland develop peaceful minds. By increasing our own inner peace, we can bring about world peace. As our founder, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (Geshe-la) says,

“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.” 


A donation of any size contributes to KMC Chicago's dedication to World Peace and brings us closer to our goal. With your help we can give people in Chicagoland access to ways of developing inner peace through learning Buddha’s teachings.

This is our form of public service.

Ways to support our fundraiser:


Register to walk

+ solicit sponsors


Registration includes a t-shirt & picnic lunch. Ask your friends, family, neighbors and/or coworkers to support your walk by making a donation.


Can't attend?

You can still solicit donations


Let your friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers know that you’re raising money to help people find peace and have better lives, now and in the future.


Make a donation yourself


See below for ways to make a donation.

Scroll down for details about how to get started.

The Walk

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Meeting place:

Humboldt Park Field House

There's a parking lot just outside the field house,

or take the North Ave bus to the Humboldt stop



10am - 1pm

Registration: 10 - 10:30am

Meditation: 10:30 - 11am with Gen Zamling

Walk (1.7 miles): 11:15 -  12pm

Picnic: 12 - 1pm 

Fundraising goal:





includes a t-shirt & food

Child registration: $17

does not include t-shirt

WWP 2018
WWP 2016

Making donations


Donate through PayPal


Share this link with others so they can donate to the fundraiser. Or use this link to make a donation yourself.

Whether you're walking or not, here's how sponsors/donors can contribute. And if you're making a donation yourself, here's how to do it.

Send a check 


Ask your sponsors to write a check to Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago and mail it to 13 Harrison St., Oak Park, IL 60304. Add “Walk for World Peace” as a memo on the check.

KMC Chicago is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Please contact for a tax-deductible receipt.


for fundraising & spreading the word


Set up a Facebook fundraiser and choose "Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago" as the nonprofit organization.


Set up a GoFundMe page and select "Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago" as the nonprofit organization you are supporting (all funds will go directly to KMC Chicago).

Support is all around you

You might be surprised by how much support you'll find all around you from your friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers. Just let them know that you’re raising money to help people find peace and have better lives -- now and in the future.

Share personal examples

It can be heartwarming to see the generosity people exhibit when you share sincere and inspiring stories of your own experience meditating and putting Dharma into practice. There's a good chance your friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers have already noticed positive changes -- and they'll be eager to support the cause of that change.

It's good karma for them

Supporting Dharma, its centers, and its practitioners is good karma -- which creates positive experiences in the future. When you offer people the chance to donate to this fundraiser, you can do so out of love and compassion because you're giving them the opportunity to create good karma for themselves.

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