Sunim Daeung’s Big Adventure
Via Yönten over at the fine, fine Sumeru / Canadian Buddhism websites came this information on Sunim Daeung who is a 42 year old Korean monk who is attempting to oh you know just CYCLE ACROSS THE AMERICAS!!!
Daeung Sunim is attempting to circumnavigate all of North America then peddle to the Southern tip of Agentina. From the Pacific to the Atlantic in Canada, down into the United States, back to the Pacific then finally all the way to the edges of Antarctica. With no chase van, no contacts, no time frame, limited english/spanish skills and limited funds Daeung needs help in the form of proper rest and nutritious food.
You can check out the Facebook page here to follow his journey and help in hosting him when he hits your neck of the woods: http://www.facebook.com/
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP SUNIM
- First, go to the Facebook page. Click on Photos and see what he and his bike and gear look like so you know what to look for.
- If you can offer Sunim a place to sleep for a night, a meal, or even just a cold drink, join this group and post it, or email your kind offer to Dave email@example.com
- If you live along his route, and he is in your area at the time, put out a sign that says SUNIM PLACE TO STAY or SUNIM PLACE TO EAT, or SUNIM COLD DRINK. Sunim only has sporadic email access, so sometimes a sign is the only way to contact him if he is in your vicinity. You can keep track of his progress in this Facebook doc.
- If you live off of his route but want to help, put your address on the sign, place it along his route and he’ll find you with his little GPS unit. I’ll update his whereabouts and his route whenever I hear from him. You can also post your kind offer or email it if he hasn’t reached your vicinity yet.
- If you know someone who lives along his route, forward the Facebook page to them and ask for their kind support.
- If Sunim stays with you, please join the group, take pictures and post your photos and experiences on this page.
- If you see Sunim on the road, offer him a place for the night, or a meal, then post about the experience.
- Even if you just see him, post the sighting to help us keep track of his progress.
To read more about this adventure, do check out the coverage in the following articles: