In order to simplify things, I am playing with the idea of my practice being what I practice. I walk barefoot everywhere.
How can this be a practice? Walking barefoot is a way to get in touch with your body. It’s a way to wake up some nerve endings that may not get much stimulus. Now that they are awake, it’s chance to pay attention to this moment.
“すごいいい！” ”It feels good!”
These responses are especially common on beautifully manicured grass, and part of the reason I like to have walking meditation in Shinjuku Gyoen. Another reason is that the energy there feels super calm and relaxing.
All my sessions are about getting in touch with yourself and what is true for you. Whether through meditation, breathing, earthing, all roads lead to home in yourself.
Join us in Shinjuku Gyoen this coming Saturday October 24th!
Refresh your spirit. Touch the earth. Connect with nature.
Barefoot Walking Experience:
Meditation, walking meditation, relaxing in nature.
Covering 144 acres, Shinjuku Gyoen blends three distinct styles, Formal Garden, Landscape Garden, and Japanese Traditional Garden.
Saturday October 24th, noon - 2:30pm
Meet at Shinjuku Gate
12:00 noon Meet at Shinjuku Gate of Shinjuku Gyoen. https://goo.gl/maps/4c35vbQqopZMGhez9
Buy tickets (500 yen)
12:15: Enter Shinjuku Gyoen Shinjuku Gate
What to Expect:
- We will find a nice place to relax and connect with nature.
- I will guide us in meditation, including walking meditation.
- Feel free to kick off your shoes; whatever makes you comfortable.
I plan for the weather to be nice, so let’s stay in the park until 14:30 and then decide what we want to do after that.
500 yen for Shinjuku park
What to bring
Come wearing lightweight shoes that you can carry just in case you need to put them on during the walk!
Self care is important, so wear shoes whenever you need to!
COVID-19 Infection Prevention Measures in the garden
To prevent the spread of corona virus infection in the garden, we ask all visitors to take the following measures.
- If you have cold symptoms such as fever or cough, please refrain from visiting the garden.
- Please wear a face mask and follow cough etiquette.
- Please frequently wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitizers.
- Please keep your distance ( about 2 meters ) from other visitors.
- Please refrain from visiting with a large group of people.
- To avoid congestion, please refrain from using large picnic blankets. (one side: larger than 2 meters ) .
- To prevent heatstroke, please take a proper rest, drink plenty of water and sometimes remove your face mask while you are taking breaks.
Shinjuku Gyoen https://www.env.go.jp/garden/shinjukugyoen/english/