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St Patrick’s Day Parade 2018

Ireland, Los Angeles, France and Thailand came together on St Patrick’s Day March 17th to mindfully walk in Cork’s St Patrick’s day parade in the tradition of Thích Nhất Hạnh the Vietnamese monk who founded Plum Village.

The Mindful Walking Meditation Group was again led this year by Phra Ajahn Rumpai Kaenkul, Abbot of the Wat Buddhamahadhatu Temple in Blarney, Co Cork. ( Thai Forest Tradition).and Vajra Acharya Douglas Sutton, Vice abbot of the Dari Rulai Temple in Los Angeles.( Chinese esoteric Hanmi School)

They were joined by first time visitors to Ireland and the parade of monk Ashley Barritt from France, and Phramaha Surasin Pasanno of Amnat Charoen Province in Thailand. The group was accompanied by many beautiful Thai ladies in Traditional dress and of course lots of Irish people.

Mindful Walking connects us to our Mother Earth, Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Jewish, Hindu, Atheist’s and all traditions respecting our common heritage as human beings.

“Wherever we walk, we can practice meditation. This means that we know that we are walking. We walk just for walking. We walk with freedom and solidity, no longer in a hurry. We are present with each step. And when we wish to talk we stop our movement and give our full attention to the other person, to our words and to listening.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindful Walking in Corks St Patricks Day Parade 17th March 2017

Vice Abbot Douglas Sutton of The Dari Rulai Temple in Los Angeles together with Phra Ajhan of the Wat Buddha Maha Datu Temple in Mitchelestown led the Mindful Walking Meditation in the Cork St Patricks Day Parade.

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Buddhist Mindful Walk & World Peace Dharma Rite. Cork

A Mindful Walking Meditation of people of all traditions, religions and faiths calmed the Saturday hustle and bustle in Corks Patrick Street on Saturday 18th February. This connecting to “ Mother Earth” was in the Tradition of Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh.

The well attended event was led by Phramaha Rumpai Kaenkul the Abbot of Wat BuddhaMahaDhatu Temple in Mitchelstown,Conrad Frankel of Plum village and Mary O Connor of the Chinese Hanmi Buddhist Centre.

The Mindful Walking Meditation will take place monthly in Cork

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Buddhist Walk in Cork on Saturday 18th February

Buddhist Walk in Cork on Saturday 18th February

A Mindful Walking Meditation of people of all traditions, religions and faiths calmed the Saturday hustle and bustle in Corks Patrick Street on Saturday 18th February. This connecting to “ Mother Earth” was in the Tradition of Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh. The event was well attended by Christian & Buddhist organisations including Rigpa,Thervada, Zen, & Mindfulness was led by Phramaha Rumpai Kaenkul the Abbot of Wat BuddhaMahaDhatu Temple in Mitchelstown,Conrad Frankel of Plum village and Mary O Connor of the Chinese Hanmi Buddhist Centre. The Mindful Walking Meditation will take place monthly in Cork. Photo: Jason Butler NB No charge for this photo Thich Nhat Hanh on Walking Meditation “ Many of us walk for the sole purpose of getting from one place to another. Now suppose we are walking to a sacred place. We would walk quietly and take each gentle step with reverence. I propose that we walk this way every time we walk on the earth. The earth is sacred and we touch her with each step. We should be very respectful, because we are walking on our mother. If we walk like that, then every step will be grounding, every step will be nourishing.” Walking has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands of years. Contact details for more info: Conrad Frankel 089 4731643 Mary O Connor 089 4717922 www.esoterichanmi.com www.corkhamni.wordpress.com www.watbuddhamahadhatu.wordpress.com
A Mindful Walking Meditation of people of all traditions, religions and faiths calmed the Saturday hustle and bustle in Corks Patrick Street on Saturday 18th February. This connecting to “ Mother Earth” was in the Tradition of Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh.
The event was well attended by Christian & Buddhist organisations including Rigpa,Thervada, Zen, & Mindfulness was led by Phramaha Rumpai Kaenkul the Abbot of Wat BuddhaMahaDhatu Temple in Mitchelstown,Conrad Frankel of Plum village and Mary O Connor of the Chinese Hanmi Buddhist Centre.
The Mindful Walking Meditation will take place monthly in Cork.
Photo: Jason Butler 
Thich Nhat Hanh on Walking Meditation
“ Many of us walk for the sole purpose of getting from one place to another. Now suppose we are walking to a sacred place. We would walk quietly and take each gentle step with reverence. I propose that we walk this way every time we walk on the earth. The earth is sacred and we touch her with each step. We should be very respectful, because we are walking on our mother. If we walk like that, then every step will be grounding, every step will be nourishing.”
Walking has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands of years.

A Mindful Walking Meditation of people of all traditions, religions and faiths calmed the Saturday hustle and bustle in Corks Patrick Street on Saturday 18th February. This connecting to “ Mother Earth” was in the Tradition of Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh. The event was well attended by Christian & Buddhist organisations including Rigpa,Thervada, Zen, & Mindfulness was led by Phramaha Rumpai Kaenkul the Abbot of Wat BuddhaMahaDhatu Temple in Mitchelstown,Conrad Frankel of Plum village and Mary O Connor of the Chinese Hanmi Buddhist Centre. The Mindful Walking Meditation will take place monthly in Cork. Photo: Jason Butler NB No charge for this photo Thich Nhat Hanh on Walking Meditation “ Many of us walk for the sole purpose of getting from one place to another. Now suppose we are walking to a sacred place. We would walk quietly and take each gentle step with reverence. I propose that we walk this way every time we walk on the earth. The earth is sacred and we touch her with each step. We should be very respectful, because we are walking on our mother. If we walk like that, then every step will be grounding, every step will be nourishing.” Walking has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands of years. Contact details for more info: Conrad Frankel 089 4731643 Mary O Connor 089 4717922 www.esoterichanmi.com www.corkhamni.wordpress.com www.watbuddhamahadhatu.wordpress.com

A Mindful Walking Meditation of people of all traditions, religions and faiths calmed the Saturday hustle and bustle in Corks Patrick Street on Saturday 18th February. This connecting to “ Mother Earth” was in the Tradition of Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh. The event was well attended by Christian & Buddhist organisations including Rigpa,Thervada, Zen, & Mindfulness was led by Phramaha Rumpai Kaenkul the Abbot of Wat BuddhaMahaDhatu Temple in Mitchelstown,Conrad Frankel of Plum village and Mary O Connor of the Chinese Hanmi Buddhist Centre. The Mindful Walking Meditation will take place monthly in Cork. Photo: Jason Butler NB No charge for this photo Thich Nhat Hanh on Walking Meditation “ Many of us walk for the sole purpose of getting from one place to another. Now suppose we are walking to a sacred place. We would walk quietly and take each gentle step with reverence. I propose that we walk this way every time we walk on the earth. The earth is sacred and we touch her with each step. We should be very respectful, because we are walking on our mother. If we walk like that, then every step will be grounding, every step will be nourishing.” Walking has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands of years. Contact details for more info: Conrad Frankel 089 4731643 Mary O Connor 089 4717922 www.esoterichanmi.com www.corkhamni.wordpress.com www.watbuddhamahadhatu.wordpress.com

A Mindful Walking Meditation of people of all traditions, religions and faiths calmed the Saturday hustle and bustle in Corks Patrick Street on Saturday 18th February. This connecting to “ Mother Earth” was in the Tradition of Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh. The event was well attended by Christian & Buddhist organisations including Rigpa,Thervada, Zen, & Mindfulness was led by Phramaha Rumpai Kaenkul the Abbot of Wat BuddhaMahaDhatu Temple in Mitchelstown,Conrad Frankel of Plum village and Mary O Connor of the Chinese Hanmi Buddhist Centre. The Mindful Walking Meditation will take place monthly in Cork. Photo: Jason Butler NB No charge for this photo Thich Nhat Hanh on Walking Meditation “ Many of us walk for the sole purpose of getting from one place to another. Now suppose we are walking to a sacred place. We would walk quietly and take each gentle step with reverence. I propose that we walk this way every time we walk on the earth. The earth is sacred and we touch her with each step. We should be very respectful, because we are walking on our mother. If we walk like that, then every step will be grounding, every step will be nourishing.” Walking has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands of years. Contact details for more info: Conrad Frankel 089 4731643 Mary O Connor 089 4717922 www.esoterichanmi.com www.corkhamni.wordpress.com www.watbuddhamahadhatu.wordpress.com

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Thich Nhat Hanh on Walking Meditation

“ Many of us walk for the sole purpose of getting from one place to another. Now suppose we are walking to a sacred place. We would walk quietly and take each gentle step with reverence. I propose that we walk this way every time we walk on the earth. The earth is sacred and we touch her with each step. We should be very respectful, because we are walking on our mother. If we walk like that, then every step will be grounding, every step will be nourishing.”

Walking has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands of years.

Left to Right: Co-organisers of Cork s Buddhist walk, Conrad Frankel, Phramaha Rumpai Kaenkul, Abbot of Wat buddhamahadhatu Temple Michelstown, Phramaha Natthapol Noipha, Phramaha Narin Chamsamach, Vajra Achraya Douglas Sutton of the Esoteric Buddhist Temple Los Angeles & Cork, Back row Liam Kavanagh. A Buddhist Walk in the Tradition of Thích Nhất Hạnh will take place in Cork on Saturday 18th February starting at 11.30 am in the Coal Quay Market. People of all traditions, religions and faiths together with Buddhist Monks & Nuns will gather on Saturday morning and walk “ Mindfully” through the city of Cork. This event will take place on a monthly basis and is the first time this will happen in Ireland.

Left to Right: Co-organisers of Cork s Buddhist walk, Conrad Frankel, Phramaha Rumpai Kaenkul, Abbot of Wat buddhamahadhatu Temple Michelstown, Phramaha Natthapol Noipha, Phramaha Narin Chamsamach, Vajra Achraya Douglas Sutton of the Esoteric Buddhist Temple Los Angeles & Cork, Back row Liam Kavanagh.
This event will take place on a monthly basis and is the first time this will happen in Ireland.

Walking meditation, also known as mindful walking, is an active practice that requires you to be consciously aware and moving in the environment rather than sitting down with your eyes closed. The practice brings you closer to nature and your body. It also helps strengthen your concentration, makes you more aware, and connects you to the present moment.

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The walk will end on Douglas Street on the south bank of the city at the Corks Esoteric Buddhist Temple where the walkers will be welcomed with a cup of coffee and people can light a candle for World Peace. Later a Buddhist Ritual will pray for World Peace

Contact details for more info:

Conrad Frankel 089 4731643

Mary O Connor 089 4717922

www.esoterichanmi.com

www.corkhamni.wordpress.com

www.watbuddhamahadhatuireland.wordpress.com

Buddhist Walk in Cork on Saturday 18th February

A Buddhist Walk in the Tradition of Thích Nhất Hạnh will take place in Cork on Saturday 18th February starting at 11.30 am in the Coal Quay Market. People of all traditions, religions and faiths together with Buddhist Monks & Nuns will gather on Saturday morning and walk “ Mindfully” through the city of Cork. This event will take place on a monthly basis and is the first time this will happen in Ireland.

This innitiative is the brainchild of Phramaha Rumpai Kaenkul the Abbot of Wat buddhamahadhatu Buddhist Temple in Mitchelstown and Conrad Frankel of Donneraile, uniting all Buddhists & People in respecting the earth, ourselves & others. Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist. He lives in Plum village in the south of France

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Thich Nhat Hanh on Walking Meditation
“ Many of us walk for the sole purpose of getting from one place to another. Now suppose we are walking to a sacred place. We would walk quietly and take each gentle step with reverence. I propose that we walk this way every time we walk on the earth. The earth is sacred and we touch her with each step. We should be very respectful, because we are walking on our mother. If we walk like that, then every step will be grounding, every step will be nourishing.”

Walking has been practiced as a meditative technique for thousands of years.

Left to Right: Co-organisers of Cork s Buddhist walk, Conrad Frankel, Phramaha Rumpai Kaenkul, Abbot of Wat buddhamahadhatu Temple Michelstown, Phramaha Natthapol Noipha, Phramaha Narin Chamsamach, Vajra Achraya Douglas Sutton of the Esoteric Buddhist Temple Los Angeles & Cork, Back row Liam Kavanagh. A Buddhist Walk in the Tradition of Thích Nhất Hạnh will take place in Cork on Saturday 18th February starting at 11.30 am in the Coal Quay Market. People of all traditions, religions and faiths together with Buddhist Monks & Nuns will gather on Saturday morning and walk “ Mindfully” through the city of Cork. This event will take place on a monthly basis and is the first time this will happen in Ireland.

Left to Right: Co-organisers of Cork s Buddhist walk, Conrad Frankel, Phramaha Rumpai Kaenkul, Abbot of Wat buddhamahadhatu Temple Michelstown,
Phramaha Natthapol Noipha, Phramaha Narin Chamsamach, Vajra Achraya Douglas Sutton of the Esoteric Buddhist Temple Los Angeles & Cork, Back row Liam Kavanagh.
A Buddhist Walk in the Tradition of Thích Nhất Hạnh will take place in Cork on Saturday 18th February starting at 11.30 am in the Coal Quay Market. People of all traditions, religions and faiths together with Buddhist Monks & Nuns will gather on Saturday morning and walk “ Mindfully” through the city of Cork. This event will take place on a monthly basis and is the first time this will happen in Ireland.

Walking meditation, also known as mindful walking, is an active practice that requires you to be consciously aware and moving in the environment rather than sitting down with your eyes closed. The practice brings you closer to nature and your body. It also helps strengthen your concentration, makes you more aware, and connects you to the present moment.

The walk will end on Douglas Street on the south bank of the city at the Corks Esoteric Buddhist Temple where the walkers will be welcomed with a cup of coffee and people can light a candle for World Peace. Later a Buddhist Ritual will pray for World Peace

Contact details for more info:

Conrad Frankel 089 4731643

Mary O Connor 089 4717922

www.esoterichanmi.com

www.corkhamni.wordpress.com

www.watbuddhamahadhatu.wordpress.com