Touching Simplicity: International Walking Meditation in more than 40 towns
Datum: 30.11.2024


International Walking Meditation

Inspired by Zen-Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thây)

This is a happy moment!
Last year our international walking meditation took place in 48 towns in 18 countries and we enjoyed the collective energy very much.
We are happy to announce that we continue this joyful and connecting practice and that the topic for 2024 has been found in a collective process.
Our topic for 2024 will be:

Touching Simplicity

We will walk on Saturday, November 30 at 11 am CET (Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam…) – participating towns outside Europe will walk at 11 a.m of their local time.
For an overview of all participating cities and places please check our announcement page.
The international walking meditations are organised by sanghas in the tradition of Plum Village, the Order of Interbeing, and regional groups of the Network for Mindful Business (NAW).
We have organised this collective practice in the German speaking world since 2008, walking with topics like "Mindful consumption", "Peace in myself, peace in the world", "We are the Climate Change", "Awakening to Interbeing" or "Every Euro is a vote".
Walking Together

Thây has offered public walking meditations throughout his life, we will walk peacefully and in mindfulness together.
On Saturday, November 30, we will connect ourselves deeply with our steps and contemplate together on simplicity, simple life, simple joys in an atmosphere of togetherness and mindfulness.

By walking carefully through our city, we want to set a silent sign for our inner abundance. We are in deep contact with 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, and how we all are interconnected.

After the walk we recommend to organise a joint exchange with tea and cookies...

We look forward to walking together as one peaceful organism.

May all beings be happy!

The organization team sends you warm greetings from Francfort and the European Institute for Applied Buddhism in Waldbröl
With a bow and a smile

Christiane Hütte (Coordinator of international walking meditation, NAW Francfort)
Kai Romhardt (Senior Dharmacharya in the Plum Village tradition and Chair of Network for Mindful Business)
P.S. If you are interested to join and organize a walking meditation in your city, please send an eMail to Kai Romhardt