• A Great Walk For Peace 2018

    Pilgrimage is a strong tradition of any Faith, mine especially; but this is to be a Radical Pilgrimage. Radical because I'm carrying the hopes and wishes for a peaceful world of everybody on this planet, where ever I go I'm going to encourage the world to say YES TO PEACE. On Monday 15th October 2018 I start walking, with my good friend Samson William Duff (and later to be joined by Dave Ananta), from my home city of Lancaster to our capital city of London, a journey of about 250 miles. My aim is to arrive at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London for the Remembrance Day Service on Sunday 11th November, the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

    Walking with humility, with the intention of open-heartedness, of deep listening, of offering my own insights into the Peace that lives in all of us. I will be walking in my priestly robes, walking the length of the country with the intention of expounding the message of Radical Peacefulness wherever I go, Peace of the individual, Peace in community and Peace as a whole world unity. To be kind to each other.

    Every step that we take with compassion fills the whole world with love.

    This is my intention for the Great Walk for Peace. This is how every step will be taken.... in prayer, in gratitude.

    I will be walking in my Buddhist Robes, walking with the whole 83 generations of the lineage of Buddha.

    I will be walking with my wooden staff, inscribed with the words of the Song of Compassion (Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo), a healing sutra. With every stride the power of these words will resonate the whole earth, no place will be hidden from the sound of Great Compassion. 

  • Be a part of the Great Walk for Peace

     

    Why not walk with us? Why not spend a day with us and experience your own pilgrimage? Check the route on the Walk for Peace page and pick a day. I am not a fast walker (my pace is 2.5 miles per hour) so any day is manageable and there will be a number of stops for rest and meditation. We will support each other. 

     

    Become one of our Great Benefactors who offer a place of rest at the end of a days pilgrimage. A warm meal and a soft bed are the most incredible gifts for aching bones. An outline of the route is shown in the map and we are working on a much more detailed plan. Please get in touch asap if you can offer this support, jiteiwhite@gmail.com.

     

    Be a follower on social media, mention us to friends and family. Spread the message of kindness and love wherever you go and whoever you meet. 

  • Inner Peace

     

    A PEACEFUL WORLD BEGINS WITH A PEACEFUL MIND

    The big question of everyone's life is, whether we actively think about it or not: 'What is the meaning of my life? Peace in life comes through realising that if I let go of all of my questions, then the answers appear. Peace in life comes through losing our self criticism and self doubt. Being kind to ourselves.

  • Social Peace

     

    The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating close, warm-hearted relationships with others transforms our own life; therefore, individual peace can come from peace in society.

  • Global Peace

     

    Everybody shares the same need for love; if you look through the eyes of a family member, of a neighbour, of an enemy, that is what you see. Our basic natures' are the same. I believe that the practice of active compassion is needed, not based on any religion but based on a respect for humanity and its beautiful diverse nature.