Walking Meditation has been practiced for centuries in many parts of the world. It has been used as a healing tool by people from many spiritual and religious traditions, as well as folks who just want to “feel good”.
The everyday activity of walking, combined with an awareness of one’s breath, one’s own body in motion, and one’s surroundings, can quickly reward the mindful walker with a deep calm and increased sense of belonging in the natural world. This easy discipline offers a valuable enhancement to the long-established benefits of walking as exercise.
First explore this lovely activity on a relaxed 1.5 mile moderate walk to Jack London’s Lake and then, if you desire, you can extend your mindful experience another 3 miles. Your guide, Jeff Falconer, will begin the journey with a brief overview of Walking Meditation, followed by a short standing meditation to ground and center us before embarking.
Jeff has practiced meditation for many years. He spent time at an ashram, a spiritual hermitage, in India in the early 1970’s, is also a Tai Chi enthusiast, and an avid… mostly mindful… hiker.
Limited to 20 participants
When: Saturday, March 18, 2016 from 9:30am to 10:30 to the Lake with an optional extension leaving from Lake 10:30am to 1:00pm
Where: Meet in the ranch parking lot at
2400 London Ranch Road in Glen Ellen
Admission: $15 per person (includes parking fee) and includes a handout to guide your personal journey after the class.
Note: Much of this walk is on uneven ground. Contact the office at (707) 938-5216 with questions.