Join us for our seventh annual 5K run/walk
October 10-November 1, 2021!

Lama Tsering, Lama Norgyal and the Lamas from Palpung Thubten Choling

We warmly welcome you to join us for our Seventh Annual 5K Virtual Run/Walk for Global Peace this fall. Like last year, it’s a virtual event spread over several weeks due to the pandemic. There are two ways to participate: directly by doing a run/walk in the comfort of your own neighborhood and reporting your results, or indirectly by sponsoring one or more Palpung Thubten Choling lamas, whose 5K run/walk course will encompass the monastery grounds and neighborhood, beginning and ending at the Enlightenment Stupa for World Peace.

Benefiting Self and Others

The Palpung Thubten Choling annual 5K run/walk has been a popular PTC event and fundraiser since 2015. It benefits the monastery by helping with routine maintenance expenses and supporting our monks, nuns, and lay community in their dharma activity to benefit all beings. Individual participants benefit by accumulating merit; and all beings benefit through the dedication of our participation toward peace and harmony throughout the world. Those who choose to run/walk locally get the additional benefit of outdoor exercise in this beautiful fall season. You can invite family and friends (and pets) to join you, increasing the benefit even more!

If you don’t regularly run/walk a 5K – a distance of 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles – please be sure to participate within your physical limits, and, as needed, under the direction of your physician. Please note that it’s not necessary to clock your kilometers all at once. You can run/walk and report your results in stages if you prefer. Whether you cover the distance in one session or a kilometer at a time, the benefit is the same.

Run/walk Community Photo Gallery

If you have pictures of your virtual run/walk from 2019 or 2020 that you’d like to share on our website, please send them to us at We’ll also be posting photos from the 2021 monastery run/walk in our gallery, so if you have some, please send those as well!

We hope to “see” you for this year’s virtual 5K, and we look forward to hearing from you.


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