Walking: Meditation on the Move

13 Masters on Mindful Walking

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Take a stroll through 13 pages of walking meditation with Buddhist masters.


Sylvia Boorstein
An American teacher of Insight Meditation offers basic instruction:

Pick a place to walk back and forth that is private and uncomplicated - one where the walking path can be ten to twenty feet long. If you walk outdoors, find a secluded spot so that you won’t feel self-conscious. If you walk indoors, find a furniture-free section of your room or an empty hallway. Then you can devote all your attention to the feelings in your feet as you walk.

Keep in mind that this is attentiveness practice and tranquillity practice, not specialty walking practice. You don’t need to walk in any unusual way. No special balance is needed, no special gracefulness. This is just plain walking. Perhaps at a slower pace than normal, but otherwise, quite ordinary.

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