• 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 was walking 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. 

  • 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   4.0 miles   Saturday 27th

    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   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