International Walking Meditation: Awakening to Interbeing
On Saturday, December 2nd at 11 am CET, local Sanghas in more than 15 cities internationally will join in this collective practice of walking peacefully and in mindfulness together.
If you or your local Sangha is interested in walking together and organising a walking meditation in your city, please send email to Kai Romhardt, organiser of this event, Dharmacharya in the Plum Village tradition and Chair of Network for Mindful Business.
*If you decide to organise the walk, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org so we can publicise them on this page and in our monthly Here&Now newsletter.*
The theme this year is: Awakening to Interbeing
Everything that is, arises in mutual dependence. We are vitally connected to everything. We can easily forget this basic insight of the Buddha in everyday life. We are masters at separating and distinguishing. When we experience ourselves as separate, loneliness, conflict and destructive behavior increase.
Thây therefore gave us the term INTERBEING. Looking through the eyes of interbeing reveals our connectedness on all levels of our being and is a deep practice and meditation.
If we touch interbeing in our everyday life, our view of the world changes, we begin to make friends with everything – and to touch the wonder of life.
On this day we want to connect deeply with our steps and contemplate together on interbeing in an atmosphere of togetherness and mindfulness.
By walking carefully through our city, we want to set a silent sign for our inner abundance and against the external symbols of purely material promises of happiness. Our practice amidst the consumer frenzy of the holiday season can help us develop a deeper understanding of what we truly want to give to others and to ourselves.
Afterwards, in many places, there is a joint exchange with tea and cookies at the end…
We look forward to working together and sharing ideas.
May all beings be happy!