• A Great Walk For Peace

     Belfast to Dublin April 2019

     

    A Zen walk for peace with the Irish heart, a walk for peace with the Irish community, a walk for peace with and the Irish nation.

    A Zen walk with great intention, with great hope, with great love.

    When the butterfly's wings stir the great winds of the earth, the whole world feels the breeze. A single step with love IS the whole universe from its beginning to its end.

    On Tuesday 2nd April 2019 I start walking, alone, from the great city of Belfast to the great city of Dublin - a journey of over 100 miles.

    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 between two great cities, 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 is my intention for the Great Walk for Peace. This is how I take every step.... in prayer, in gratitude.

    I will be walking with great humility, walking with the whole 83 generations of the lineage of Buddha.

    Pilgrimage is a strong tradition of any Faith, mine especially; but this is a Radical Pilgrimage. Radical because I will be carrying the hopes and wishes for a peaceful world of everybody on this planet, wherever I go I encourage the world to say YES TO PEACE.

    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. 

  • 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.