• A Great Walk for Peace 2018

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    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.

  • The Route

  •  Lancaster  -  Barton Grange   14.0 miles  Tuesday 16th October

    New Hope Resistance Camp  -  BAE Warton  -  Preston   13.0 miles   Wednesday 17th

    Preston  -  Chorley   11.0 miles   Thursday 18th

    Chorley  -  Bolton   11.0 miles   Friday 19th

    Bolton  -  Manchester   11.0 miles   Saturday 20th

    Manchester  -  Stockport   7.0 miles   Sunday 21st

    Stockport  -  Macclesfield   13.0 miles   Monday 22nd

    Macclesfield  -  Kidsgrove   15.0 miles   Tuesday 23rd

    Kidsgrove  -  Stoke   7.0 miles   Wednesday 24th

    Stoke  -  Stafford  15.0 miles   Thursday 25th

    Stafford  -  King's Bromley   17.0 miles   Friday 26th

  • King's Bromley  -  National Memorial Arboretum   4.0 miles   Saturday 27th

    National Memorial Arboretum  -  Lichfield   7.0 miles   Saturday 27th

    Coventry Cathedral   Sunday 28th

    Coventry  -  Rugby   13.0 miles   Monday 29th

    Rugby  -  Thornby   12.0 miles   Tuesday 30th 

    Thornby (Nagarjuna Kadampa Thornby Hall)   Wednesday 31st

    Thornby  -  Northampton   12.0 miles   Thursday 1st November

    Northampton  -  Milton Keynes   17.0 miles   Friday 2nd

    Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda (Nipponzan Myohoji)

    Milton Keynes  -  Leighton Buzzard   10.0 miles   Saturday 3rd

    Leighton Buzzard  -  Hemel Hempstead   16.0 miles   Sunday 4th

  • Hemel Hempstead  Monday 5th

    Hemel Hempstead  -  Watford   8.0 miles   Tuesday 6th

    Watford (Bhaktivedanta Manor Hare Krishna Temple)`   Wednesday 7th

    Watford  -  Harrow   7.0 miles   Thursday 8th

    Harrow  -  Ealing   6.0 miles   Friday 9th

    Ealing  - Kensington  6.0 miles  Saturday 10th

    Kensington  -  Westminster   3.0 miles   Sunday 11th

     Remembrance Day Service, Westminster, Sunday 11th November

     Alternative Remembrance Sunday Ceremony, Tavistock Square, London, 11th

    Battersea Peace Pagoda  11th

     

     

  • Please sponsor me to help the Tara Centre

     

     Please sponsor me on this walk in aid of the Tara Centre, Lancaster. A place that offers help through trauma with kindness and compassion, with touch, with sound and with meditation. 

    www.taracentrelancaster.org.uk

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     A Great Walk For Peace 2017

    World Peace Day is on 21st of September every year. Just before this day, 2017,  I had a dream. It was a dream that took me dressed in my priestly robes on a walk along the length of the country. I was expounding the message of Radical Peacefulness wherever I went; Peace of the individual, Peace in community and Peace as a whole world unity.

    On Monday 30th October 2017 I started walking, with my good friend Dave Macfarlane, 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 12th November. 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.

     We made it to 134 miles.......

    A ligament problem on my left shin meant that by the time we reached Lichfield Cathedral I couldn't put my foot on the floor anymore. We had no option but to take our own advice on self compassion and to catch the train home. Dave and myself would like to thank all of our supporters, friends who offered us shelter and food, friends who stopped us for a chat, friends who offered us a cup of tea and a hug.

    If you want to see the greatness of humanity then take a long walk. Take a long walk with humility.