3rd Annual Walk For Peace Fundraiser 

Saturday May 13, 10am-1pm    Please Join us!

First Landing State Park

Rain or shine ! Everyone is Welcome!

What is it all about?                             

Join us for an energizing 3 mile (loop) walk through one of the Virginia Beach’s area’s most beautiful parks. At the same time help raise money for the Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center’s operation fund.  This is a family friendly fun event for dogs, no bikes, baby carriages, wheelchairs and walking. Join us and dedicating our effort to bringing peace to the Hampton Roads area.

Our programs are meant to serve anyone with an interest in learning to meditate, adults and children alike, or just learn ways to reduce the stress of our busy daily lives. This hike will help to support our efforts in the local community. Thank you for your support.

Where in the park?

If parking is not available in the immediate area we are prepared to shuttle participants back and forth to the parking area just across the street  from the “Trails” entrance to  the “Camping” entrance. Look for our people with the Walk For Peace Signs or the white van with the Walk signs on the doors.  

Shore Drive Entrance ( Trails side ) :

  • Main entrance – located off of Route 60 / Shore Drive (driving directions). From here you can access parking, the bay beach, the main entrance road and entry station in First Landing State Parkrestrooms, the information center, the Environmental Education Center, and the campgrounds. The information center is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. park. You can access trail-heads, the park’s cabins, parking, restrooms, and the Trail Center from this entrance.

Where do we meet once in the park?

The Trail Center/ Parking lot:   Please note there is a $5 parking  fee per car.

First Landing State Park’s Trail Center is the the main hub for accessing the trails that run through the park. This entrance is located off of Atlantic Ave and provides a way to explore the southern end of the park.

Inside the Trail Center there is a display area that showcases local wildlife, the park’s habitats, and some of the geological and human history of the areas in and around the park. You can also obtain trail information and maps there. The Trail Center is open daily from 9am until 4pm, April 1-Oct. 31.

You can get to the Trail Center by taking the south entrance off of Shore Drive, which is opposite the entrance to park’s main contact station.

A registration table will be set up to the right on the Trail Center building. Look for for the Walk For Peace signs.


Which Trail will we take?

Osmanthus Trail ( trail head located just behind the Trail center building)

This trail travels through low elevation bottom lands and is a pleasant 3 mile loop. It tends to offer a bit more solitude than many of the other northern trails.

As a reasonably long loop trail that is not far from the trail center and parking area, it is an enticing jogging trail and does see a fair bit of use by joggers.

How can I contribute?

There are several ways you can contribute: 

    • Gather sponsors or
    • Be a walker fee $25 for adults; $15 for teens (12-18);$10 for children (4-11); free for children under 4. Or Families with children : $65 ( regardless of family size)
    • Sponsor a Walker
    • Make a donation
    • Become a local business sponsor for $75.  We will include your business brochure in ‘give away’ tote bag to all walkers.

How do I pay?

Payment options: You can pay here by Paypal or credit/debit card; you can send a check made out to ‘Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center’; pay at the center ; or at the Walk.

If you would like to sponsor someone or make a donation please use the “Donate’ button below.



Thank You for your support !

Ending point : The Registration table to the right of the Trail Center building.

The walk will end with a guided meditation dedicated to World Peace. Snacks, bottled water and give-away tote bags will be handed out to help you enjoy the rest of your day in the park!   Our goal this year is to raise $1000. Help us cross the finish line!
Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center (KKBC)  is a Member of the New Kadampa Tradition -International  Kadampa Buddhist Union . We are a not-for-profit organization that is run entirely by volunteers.

Please support KKBC’s 2017 Fundraiser with a 100% tax deductible donation.