Led by: Lokabandhu & team
Deposit amount: £75
Total suggested cost (including deposit): donation tier:£575/ standard:£350/ supported:£250 (see our FAQ for an explanation of the deposit/ dana system)
Experience level: Open to all
Age group: Adults
We will be walking and meditating together on a Buddhist-inspired pilgrimage through the ancient sacred landscape of Britain.
The Buddha's followers were 'Yatrikas', or wanderers; we will be evoking the way of life of the very earliest Buddhists. We'll be aligning ourselves with the most ancient traditions of Buddhism as well as following the ancient trackways of Britain, at a very beautiful time of year.
This is a walking retreat and a mindful celebration of our land and its primordial energies. During the day we will walk in silence and in single file; allowing space for a deeper awareness of and harmony with our walking companions, the ancient landscape, and our own thoughts and feelings. Along the way there will be plenty of pauses where we can talk. Mornings and evenings there’ll be meditations, talks, discussions and rituals as well as the basic business of cooking food and making camp.
During the day there will be a van to transport our gear, leaving us free to walk with only minimum baggage. The van team will go ahead, set up camp, and cook food for that night. There is a small Buddhafield team helping to run the event, but we will ask for volunteers daily to be drivers, cooks, etc.
We'll walk an average of around 10 miles a day.