Insight, joy, and serenity are available to you in every moment, whether you’re sitting in silence or strolling down a bustling sidewalk in the city. This is the promise of Walking Meditation, an essential guide to cultivating mindfulness and presence no matter where you are. Created by the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh and one of his first students, Nguyen Anh-Huong, this practical book shows readers how to establish their own walking meditation practice. These esteemed teachers will lead you progressively from basic mindfulness techniques such as conscious breathing and walking mindfully in nature, proceeding to methods for meditative walking even in busy public spaces. Now including online access to audio and video guided meditations, this newly revised paperback edition of Walking Meditation brings these insights to a harried world increasingly in need of them.
Now including online access to complementary audio and video guided meditations, this book features progressive instruction in basic mindfulness techniques such as conscious breathing and walking mindfully in nature, then proceeds to methods for meditative walking anywhere and any time – even in busy public spaces. You will also learn:
- How to recognize the miracle in simply walking – not as a means to an end, but as the opportunity to touch the fullness of life
- Reversing “habit energy” through the union of body and mind
- Using walking meditation to work with difficult emotions such as anger and anxiety
- Learning to walk with apranihita – joyful and appreciative aimlessness
With Walking Meditation, practitioners from every spiritual tradition will find “our home in the here and now, as the long road we all must walk turns to quiet joy