Awakening to Interbeing: International Walking Meditation
Datum: 02.12.2023


Awakening to Interbeing: International Walking Meditation

On Saturday, December 2nd at 11 am CET (Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam…), the network is inviting people to a joint walking meditation in a number of cities. We expect more than 15 cities to participate this year.
Inspired by Zen-Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thây), who has offered public walking meditations throughout his life, we will walk peacefully and in  mindfulness together. 
We have organised this collective practice since 2008 every year, participating cities and further information will be published successively on this page.

Our 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!

The organization team sends you warm greetings 


Christiane Hütte (NAW Frankfurt) and Kai Romhardt (NAW Coordination)
P.S. Interested to organize a walking meditation in your city and walk together? Please send an eMail to Kai Romhardt, Dharmacharya in the Plum Village tradition and Chair of Network for Mindful Business.