• A Great Walk For Peace 2018

    Pilgrimage is a strong tradition of any Faith, mine especially; but this was a Radical Pilgrimage. Radical because I was carrying the hopes and wishes for a peaceful world of everybody on this planet, wherever I went I encouraged the world to say YES TO PEACE. On Monday 15th October 2018 I started walking, with my good friend Samson William Duff, from my home city of Lancaster to our capital city of London, a journey of about 250 miles. My aim was 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 walked in my priestly robes, walking the length of the country with the intention of expounding the message of Radical Peacefulness. 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 was my intention for the Great Walk for Peace. This is how every step was taken.... in prayer, in gratitude.

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

    I was 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. 

  • 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.