Learn the practice of meditative walking with TorahTrek founder Rabbi Mike Comins.
This is a core practice in TorahTrek programs. Especially when walking down a trail, it is easy to get lost in thought about the past or the future. This mindfulness practice tethers the mind to the present moment by directing one’s attention on three foci in the here and now.
Unlike other walking meditations, which view the outside world as a distraction, this practice is designed to increase the quality of our perception of the natural world. In Martin Buber’s terms, we become receptive to all that nature is presenting to us, an I ready to receive a Thou.
I have taught this practice for over a decade. When I run into people and ask them, what stuck with you that you learned on a TorahTrek program five or ten years ago, this practice is the one mentioned most.
A full written explanation is found on page 60 of my book, A Wild Faith.
Rabbi Mike Comins
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