Grand Opening Ceremony September 21, 2009

Walking Meditation: Peace is Every Step.
Monday mornings from 9 to 10 o'clock
in the Many Ways of Peace Sangha
(upstairs in back of peace center)

Walaking Med

Why Walking Meditation? It's an effective approach to stopping our minds from retreating to yesteday's regrets and guilts and indulging in tomorrow's worries and anxieties. Life is happening right now, in the here, in the now. Not in the past, not in the future. How do we learn how to stop being carried away by our thoughts? Learn from Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn to practice mindfulness through walking meditation.

From "Walking Meditation" by Thich Nhat Hanh:

The practice of walking meditation opens your eyes to the wonders and the suffering of the universe. If you are not aware of what is going on around you, where do you expect to encounter ultimate reality?

Every path can be a walking meditation path, from tree-lined roadsides and fragrant rice paddies to the back alleys of Mostar and the mine-filled dirt roads of Cambodia. When you are awake, you will not hesitate to enter any path.

You will suffer, not just from your own worries and fears, but because of your love for all beings. When you open yourself in this way, your companions will be other beings on the path of awakening who share your insight. They will work with you, side by side, to alleviate the world's suffering.



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