• A Great Walk For Peace

    Darwen (Lancashire) to London Sept / Oct 2019

    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, the world loved peace activist.

    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.

    In September 2019 I start walking, alone, from the old cotton mills of Lancashire to the great city of London - a journey of over 250 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. 


    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. 


    Support us with a donation, this helps with keeping the Tara Centre in Lancaster open and able to offer meditation to all.


    https://localgiving.org - Great Walk for Peace