Thursday, 9 August 2012


The Padakun Centre for Contemplative Walking is pleased to offer Walk Like A Mountain
Walk Like A Mountain is a trail-blazing new book from Buddhist teacher and practitioner, Innen Ray Parchelo. It expresses his passion for the many forms of Buddhist walking practice, from the slow pace of indoor kinhin to adventure of open-road walking, such as kokorodo and pilgrimage. Innen writes:
This book is about the journey, and takes the form of a journey. Every journey, no matter the length, purpose or mode of travel is a transition, a rite of passage, a transition ritual. ...Within the journey on which we are embarking are three parallel journeys.

  • The first is the unfolding journey of walking in Buddhist history and practice. We'll join Shakyamuni, Bodhidharma, Jizo-bosatsu and countless others who unfolded the Dharma step by step.
  • The second journey is our own journey of practicing walking. We explore how we can introduce foot-body-mind practices into the collection of practices which guide our own spiritual lives. We each will have a unique path to walk and that too will fork and meander as our practice-lives evolve.
  • Finally, there is my own journey with walking, a pilgrimage that approaches fifty years. I hope to share how I've made my way along this wonderful Dharma-path, how I learned what Thich Nhat Hahn tells us - "peace is every step".
Walk Like A Mountain is the source for the exploration of walking as a contemplative practice.  


Greetings Walking Friends, The Padakun Centre for Contemplative Walking is delighted to offer our groundbreaking book, Walk Like A Mountain:...