Walking meditation on Shelly Bay lawn

  • Chocolate Fish Cafe 100 Shelly Bay Road Maupuia, Wellington, 6022 New Zealand

We’ll meet in the Chocolate Fish car park, and end with drinks at Park Kitchen in Miramar, if you wish.

~ Bad weather backup ASB Sports Centre, upstairs + drinks at Park Kitchen, Miramar

 

When practicing walking meditation, aim to stroll on the lawn slowly. The intention is to feel every footstep..

We will walk for 40 minutes, then gather together for a brief conversation and head off for a drink afterwards.

 

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Thich Nhat Hanh on how to walk

‘Walking on this planet is a very wonderful thing to do. When astronauts return to Earth, one of the things they’re most happy to do is to take a walk. Coming back to their home, they can enjoy the grasses, the plants, the animals and the birds with each step. How long do you think they enjoy walking on the Earth after they have returned from space? I’d guess that the first ten days are wonderful, but eventually they get used to it, and maybe a year later they don’t feel as happy as they did in the first few months after coming home. Every time we take a step on this Earth, we can appreciate the solid ground underneath us.’

 

As well as walking on the Earth, we need to care for it. Bring a yellow council rubbish bag or a green council recycling bag so you can pick up any rubbish you come across.