Mantra Walk

A peaceful person creates a peaceful family.

A peaceful family creates a peaceful village.

A peaceful village creates a peaceful country.

A peaceful country creates a peaceful world.

- Maha Ghosananda

A peaceful person creates a peaceful family.

A peaceful family creates a peaceful village.

A peaceful village creates a peaceful country.

A peaceful country creates a peaceful world.

- Maha Ghosananda

Mantra Walk is a movement aimed at becoming clear in mind and fit in body by simply walking and doing a mantra. It is a practice that helps us develop awareness while moving.

 

Mantra Walk is a simple practice that can be done in any situation; in a busy city taking a short break during work sessions, or out in the wilderness, while hiking or walking by a pond. When we look closely, there are many moments in our day when we can relax and just go for a walk anywhere, even for a short time. That can be our daily spiritual practice.

How do I do a Mantra Walk?

 

On Walking

Walk at a leisurely pace so that your breathing is normal at a level where you could hold a conversation without panting. Walking can be done on a flat or varied terrain as long as you are able to keep your breath even and it’s  a relaxed walking pace.

 

On Keeping a Mantra

In Zen meditation, a mantra can be used as a technique to cut off thinking. In our tradition we use various mantras depending on the practitioner. For a clear instruction on using mantra for your own meditation practice, we recommend you consult a teacher.
Mantra can be kept while walking by using a beaded mala to count, or a number counter.
Regular Mantra Walk can be incorporated into retreats, workshops or community activities.

How do I do a Mantra Walk?

 

On Walking

Walk at a leisurely pace so that your breathing is normal at a level where you could hold a conversation without panting. Walking can be done on a flat or varied terrain as long as you are able to keep your breath even and it’s  a relaxed walking pace.

 

On Keeping a Mantra

In Zen meditation, a mantra can be used as a technique to cut off thinking. In our tradition we use various mantras depending on the practitioner. For a clear instruction on using mantra for your own meditation practice, we recommend you consult a teacher.
Mantra can be kept while walking by using a beaded mala to count, or a number counter.
Regular Mantra Walk can be incorporated into retreats, workshops or community activities.