How I walk – captured by Mia

I was delighted that Mia joined me on one of my lunchtime walks but at the end of it she pounced on me with her mobile phone and asked me to describe “how to walk”. Then she posted the result on SoundCloud. Boy is it painful to hear one’s own voice played back!

But as there is often little opportunity to talk through this kind of thing when we do formal practice I thought I’d grasp the nettle and embed it here.

Suggestions for improvement gratefully received. What would you say given three minutes?

Mindful Peace Walk, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Sunday 16 March 2014

‘We walk just for walking. We walk with freedom and solidity, no longer in a hurry. Let us enjoy every step we make.’

Thich Nhat Hanh.

Venue: The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR.
Date: Sunday 16 March 2014.
Time: 9.30am-11am, meet at West Gate entrance to the John Hope Gateway, Arboretum Place, at 9.30am.(Introduction to mindful walking at 9.45am and walk begins at 10am). No access from East Gate.
Cost: Admission Free. Just come along on the day

Event Description: This silent walking meditation is an open event. It will be led by the lay members of the Edinburgh Sangha of the Community of Interbeing, who follow the practice and teachings of Zen Buddhist Master, Thich Nhat Hanh. The walk begins at the John Hope Gateway of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Before the walk begins there will be a brief introduction to mindful walking as meditation practice. This is not a protest or a campaigning event, so please do not use any banners. Children are welcome when accompanied by adults. Please remember to wrap up warmly.