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.
Sonoma native Jeff Falconer, has been practicing meditation for over half a century and has distilled his practice down to the essentials. Although his process is still ongoing, he has shared his style of meditation with two new books, “This Timeless Breath: Simple Guide to Sitting Meditation” and “This Step Home: Simple Guide to Walking Meditation.” Learn more about his books.
Heavy rain will cancel.
When: Saturday, April 20th from 9:30am to 11:00 to the Lake with an optional extension leaving from Lake 11:00am to 1:30pm
Note: Much of this walk is on uneven ground. Contact Deborah Large for questions and media..