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What does it feel like to walk like a Buddha?

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet

Metta Refuge

My last two posts have been about walking meditation:

Freshen Up Your Practice with Walking Meditation

Some More Helpful Tips on Walking Meditation

I thought it would be appropriate to end this particular series on walking mediation with the “Zen poetry,” so to speak, of my heart teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh. There are so many dharma teachers I love and appreciate, in every single school of Buddhism, but I’ve never had any teacher speak to my heart the way Thây does.

Thây (his students’ affectionate name for him) is a wonderful poet, and his poetic way with words is always reflected in how he talks about and explains Buddhism. I think that’s why his books and teachings have proven so accessible to so many people, whether or not they are Buddhists. He speaks to all our hearts; he speaks to the very heart of humanity with total compassion and wisdom…

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