Walking Meditation – Thich Nhat Hanh

You breathe in and you make two steps. You say, ‘In, in.” Then you breath out and you make another two steps, “Out, out.” That is walking meditation. You don’t do anything else. Your mind and your body are totally for the breathing in, the breathing out, and the making of steps. You are perfectly concentrated in walking and breathing, you are not concerned with other things. And you can continue with “In, out” like that for a few minutes. If you want to walk a little bit quicker, you can make three steps while breathing in and breathing out.

You do it very naturally, in such a way that you get a lot of pleasure. Don’t be so serious, so solemn. You do it very, very, very naturally. “In, in, out, out.” If you enjoy walking, you feel wonderful. You are doing the practice correctly. After some time, you switch into ‘Deep, slow.” “Deep, deep, slow, slow. Deep, deep, slow, slow.” Very concentrated. And we shall be walking with you. Everyone is concentrated. Everyone is peaceful. Everyone is joyful. The energy of joy and of peace will radiate from each person, and if we walk in the Sangha like that, we will receive the collective energy and it will be very, very strong.




– Thich Nhat Hanh
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