As part of their “Awakening Together” tour of the United States, members of the monastic community founded, ordained and trained by Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh will hold a walking meditation event, “Walk With Me for Peace,” in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 9.
Fifty monks and nuns from Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village, Blue Cliff Monastery, Magnolia Grove Monastery, and Deer Park Monastery will gather at 6 p.m. on Frank Fenton Field at La Cienega Park to lead the silent peace walk, and invite all who wish to join them to attend and “support our country’s healing.”
The “Walk With Me for Peace” event page reads:
With our country struggling with ongoing racial and religious tensions, you are invited to come and embody peace for our society by walking with us in a silent peace walk led by 50 monks and nuns of Thich Nhat Hanh’s global monastic community.
We shall walk in such a way that each step we make becomes a realization of peace; each step becomes a prayer for peace and harmony. We shall walk together in silence, with no banners and no pickets. The walk will not be a petition addressed to anyone, nor will it be a demonstration against anyone. The walk is to unite our heart, to nurture our togetherness, and to dissipate fear and separation. It will be an actual experience of peace in ourselves and for our country.
If you are a Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or belong to or identify with any other religious creed or peace organization, please come. If you are white, brown, black, yellow, red or any other color, please come. We shall practice together that wrong perceptions of self and others are at the foundation of separation, fear, hate, and violence. To support our country’s healing, we shall give hope that togetherness and collaboration is possible for our world.
The peace walk will will begin at Frank Fenton Field at La Cienega Park at 6 p.m. and conclude in front of the Ahyra Fine Arts Theater.
Following the event, the new Thich Nhat Hanh documentary, “Walk With Me”, a “cinematic journey into the world of mindfulness of Thich Nhat Hanh,” narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, will have its Los Angeles premiere at the Ahyra Fine Arts Theater.
For further details on joining the “Walk With Me for Peace”, visit the Awakening Together tour website.