Upcoming Events

Walking Meditation in Rinko Park in Yokohama

9am Friday 16 April 2021

Rinko Park in Yokohama (arial view by Tsuyoshi https://www.dronestagr.am/rinko-park-yokohama-kanagawa-japan/)

Refresh your spirit. Touch the earth. Connect with nature.

Walking Meditation Experience:

Meditation, walking, breathing, enjoying crisp air.

When

9am Friday 16 April 2021

Where

Rinko Park in Yokohama

Details

Let’s enjoy a morning walking meditation in Rinko Park! This will be a chance to feel grounded and connected to the ocean.

This will be the first “official” Walking Meditation event during Barefoot Rob’s walk across Japan.

Enjoy meditative motion, sea breeze, and hopefully sunshine.

Bonus!

After the meditation, I plan to walk barefoot ~20km from Rinko Park in Yokohama to my house in Kawasaki. Join me for any or all of the walk!

Google shows it will take less than 5 hours to walk, so we can probably easily do it with just 1 or 2 breaks for snacks / lunch.

(image credit https://www.dronestagr.am/rinko-park-yokohama-kanagawa-japan/)
Start Walking to Niigata second kickoff party

4pm ~ Saturday 17 April 2021

Outside Yomiuriland big ferris wheel

When

3,4,5pm? Saturday 17 April 2021

For latest updates, PM me on LINE!

Where

In front of Yomiuriland

Details

Come hang out at Yomiuriland on the second day of my walk to Niigata!

👉🏿 Let’s enjoy riding roller coasters in Yomiuriland!
👉🏿 Anyone want to try the bungee? It’s not that tall!

Walking Meditation along Lake Tama (near Seibuen Amusement Park)

gather at 17:15; walk from Seibuen Amusement Park at 17:30 Sunday 18 April 2021

Pathway beside Tama Lake

Refresh your spirit. Connect with nature. Enjoy walking mindfully.

(Barefoot?) Walking Experience:

Meditation, walking, breathing, enjoying lake view I hope!

When?

Sunday 18 April 2021. Gather at 17:15. Start walking at 17:30.

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Where?

Start near Seibuen Amusement Park

Meet by the clock tower near 西武園ゆうえんち駅 (Yuenchinishi Station)

Walk 3.5km from Yuenchinishi Station to 西武球場前駅 (Seibukyujo-mae Station) by about 18:30pm

Click map image below for the walking meditation route:

2021 apr 08 map of walk along tamako 3rd walkin meditation

Note: This walk is not round trip!

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Details

This will be the third “official” Walking Meditation event during Barefoot Rob’s walk across Japan.

(beforehand, feel free to join us in Seibuen Amusement Park!)

Please note this is a “one way” walk from Yuenchinishi Station to Seibukyujo-mae Station, about 3.5km away.

Enjoy Nature

We will walk 3.5km along a trail near Tama Lake, which looks like it has lots of trees and greenery. (See pic above!)

Enjoy Breathing

Get away from it all by settling into your being and noticing the motions of your body, one breath and one step at a time.

17:15pm Meet by the clock tower near 西武園ゆうえんち駅 (Yuenchinishi Station)

17:30: Walk out this gate and then along the lake!

?? possibly see Sayama indoor ski ground! Not to ski, just to see.

?? possibly see Lily Garden of Tokorozawa

18:30? arrive at Seibukyujo-mae Station

What to Expect:

  • We will walk from 17:30pm until about 18:30.
  • Our destination station is different than the starting point!
  • I will guide us in meditation, including walking meditation.
  • Feel free to take off your shoes; whatever makes you comfortable.

Though it may get chilly in the evening, the weather will likely be great for walking.

Costs:

free! (donations accepted)

What to bring

You may want to wear layers to keep yourself comfortable. Come wearing lightweight shoes and maybe a bag for them just in case you need to put them on during the walk!

Self care is important, so wear shoes whenever you need to!

Walking Meditation in Higashimurayama Chuo Park

gather at 14:00 Sunday 18 April 2021

Higashimurayama Chuo Park

Refresh your spirit. Connect with nature. Enjoy walking mindfully.

(Barefoot?) Walking Experience:

Meditation, walking, breathing, enjoy nature.

When?

Sunday 18 April 2021. Gather at 14:00. Start walking at 14:15 from Higashimurayama Shiritsu Fujimi Community Center.

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Where?

Start near Higashimurayama Shiritsu Fujimi Community Center

Meet outside the community center (closest station: 八坂駅 (Yasaka Station))

Walking meditation for 45 minutes in 東村山中央公園 (Higashimurayama Chuo Park)

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Details

This will be the second “official” Walking Meditation event during Barefoot Rob’s walk across Japan.

Enjoy Nature

We will spend about 45 minutes in Higashimurayama Chuo Park, which looks like it has lots of space surrounded by trees and greenery.

Enjoy Breathing

Get away from it all by settling into your being and noticing the motions of your body, one breath and one step at a time.

14:00pm Meet outside the community center (closest station: 八坂駅 (Yasaka Station))

14:15 - 15:00 walk around the park and back to the same community center

What to Expect:

  • We will walk from 14:15pm until about 15:00.
  • I will guide us in meditation, including walking meditation.
  • Feel free to take off your shoes; whatever makes you comfortable.
  • Welcome to continue walking and join 5pm walking meditation event

The weather will likely be great for walking, though it may get chilly if you join us for the 5pm walking meditation event!

Costs:

free! (donations accepted)

What to bring

You may want to wear layers to keep yourself comfortable. Come wearing lightweight shoes and maybe a bag for them just in case you need to put them on during the walk!

Self care is important, so wear shoes whenever you need to!

Walking Meditation in Sayama Inariyama Prefectural Park, Saitama

gather at 2pm; begin walking 2:15pm Monday 19 April 2021

Google Street View Sayama Inariyama Prefectural Park

Refresh your spirit. Touch the earth. Connect with nature.

Meditative Walking Experience:

Meditation, walking, breathing, enjoying fresh air.

When

gather at 2pm at Inariyama-Koen Station Popura (convenience store) 19 April 2021

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Where

Meet at the North Exit of Inariyamakoen Station (on Ikebukuro Line) by Popura Inariyamaten https://goo.gl/maps/aHkjr59UwQpWm6rZA

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Details

This will be the fourth “official” Walking Meditation event during Barefoot Rob’s walk across Japan.

狭山稲荷山公園 (Sayama Inariyama Prefectural Park) seems like a nice park for walking, so let’s enjoy a walking meditation.

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Enjoy Nature

Looks like this park has lots of big beautiful trees covering a large area. (see the image above!)

Enjoy Breathing

Get away from it all by settling into your being and noticing the motions of your body, one breath and one step at a time.

What to Expect (April 19th, 2021):

  • 2pm: Meet at Popura Inariyamaten
  • 2:15pm: walk to this entrance
  • 2:30pm: Walking meditation for 45 minutes
  • I will guide us in meditation, including walking meditation.
  • Feel free to take off your shoes; whatever makes you comfortable.

Walking meditation for 45 minutes in 狭山稲荷山公園 (Sayama Inariyama Prefectural Park)

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Afterward, you are welcome to join me walking 4.5km to Sayama City Chikozan Park Children’s Zoo

Costs:

free! (donations accepted)

not sure if the Zoo costs anything to enter http://www.parks.or.jp/chikozan/guide/000/000867.html

What to bring

Whatever you need to take care of yourself. Come wearing lightweight shoes and maybe a bag for them just in case you need to put them on during the walk!

Self care is important, so wear shoes whenever you need to!

Covid Considerations

COVID-19 Infection Prevention Measures in the park

To prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in the park, we ask all visitors to take the following measures.

● When you have cold symptoms such as fever and coughs, please refrain from visiting the park.

● 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 )

● Please refrain from visiting with a large group of people.

Weekly Alignment - Being Here, Being Now

7pm ~ 8:30pm Thursday 22 April 2021

Weekly Alignments 7pm Thursdays JST

When

7pm ~ 8:30pm Thursday 22 April 2021

Where

Zoom register

Details

If all goes as planned, I will be on Day 7 of 24 of my Walk to Niigata, and leading this Weekly Alignment from a hotel in Honjo.

How do we handle things when plans go awry?

(image credit: https://qiaarlendeus.tumblr.com/post/174108712402/walking-about-in-nature-always-amazes-me-better)

About Weekly Alignments

Weekly Alignments offer tools to get you present with your Self in the now.

At the end of each weekly session, I do a live facilitation to help someone get clarity about or even overcome an issue in their life.

Weekly Alignments include a lot of channeled material coming from Source as I receive it in realtime, depending on questions and comments from the attendees present.

Walking Meditation in Maebashioshima Park

gather at 6pm Friday 23 April 2021

Google Street View Maebashioshima Park

Refresh your spirit. Touch the earth. Connect with nature.

Meditative Walking Experience:

Meditation, walking, breathing, enjoying fresh air.

When

gather at 6pm, 23 April 2021 at South Exit of Maebashioshima Station

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Where

Quite close to a station for easy access!

Meet at South exit of Maebashioshima Station (on Ryomo Line)

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Details

After a gap of a few days since the previous meditation, this will be the fifth “official” Walking Meditation event during Barefoot Rob’s walk across Japan.

大島公園 (Maebashishioshima Park) seems like a nice park for walking, so let’s enjoy a walking meditation.

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Enjoy Nature

Looks like this park is small with gravel, grass, and trees.

Enjoy Breathing

Get away from it all by settling into your being and noticing the motions of your body, one breath and one step at a time.

What to Expect (April 23rd, 2021):

Walking meditation for 45 minutes in 大島公園 (Maebashishioshima Park)

To receive the latest updates, join our LINE group!

Costs:

free! (donations accepted)

What to bring

Whatever you need to take care of yourself. Come wearing lightweight shoes and maybe a bag for them just in case you need to put them on during the walk!

Self care is important, so wear shoes whenever you need to!

Covid Considerations

COVID-19 Infection Prevention Measures in the park

To prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in the park, we ask all visitors to take the following measures.

● When you have cold symptoms such as fever and coughs, please refrain from visiting the park.

● 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 )

● Please refrain from visiting with a large group of people.

Past Events

Walking Meditation - February Chilly Challenge then let's go to a cafe!

gather at 11:45; enter Yoyogi Park at noon Saturday 27 February 2021

Refresh your spirit. Touch the earth. Connect with nature. Barefoot Walking Experience: Meditation, walking, breathing, enjoying crisp air. When gather at 11:45; enter Yoyogi Park at noon Saturday 27 February 2021 Where Yoyogi Park by the clock near Harajuku entrance https://goo.gl/maps/xabS6Nw7TgNScqeCA Details Third Annual Chilly Challenge: Barefoot Rob Walking Meditation Join us again in Yoyogi Park! February is usually the chilliest month of the year in Tokyo. Wear layers, keep yourself warm, take off your shoes, enjoy feeling alive!
Weekly Alignment - Digging In

7pm - 8:30pm JST Thursday 04 February 2021

When 7pm - 8:30pm JST Thursday 4 February 2021 Where Zoom register for Weekly Alignments Details Now that we see the expanse of our heart’s vision, it’s time to start digging in for some heart-focused life!
Weekly Alignment - Expanding Your Vision

7pm ~ 8:30pm Thursday 28 January 2021

When 7pm ~ 8:30pm Thursday 28 January 2021 Where Zoom register Details After we got aligned with your inner spirit this week we discovered just how big a vision you can create for yourself. About Weekly Alignments Weekly Alignments offer tools to get you present with your Self in the now. At the end of each weekly session, I offer a live facilitation to help someone get clarity about or even overcome an issue in their life.
Walking Meditation in Yoyogi Park - Welcome 2021

12pm - 2pm Saturday 23 January 2021

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Weekly Alignment - Recognize Your Magnificence

7pm ~ 8:30pm Thursday 21 January 2021

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1pm - 3pm Saturday 16 January 2021

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Weekly Alignment - You Are Enough

7pm ~ 8:30pm Thursday 14 January 2021

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Weekly Alignment - Finding your Self in New Year 2021

7pm ~ 8:30pm Thursday 07 January 2021

When 7pm ~ 8:30pm Thursday 7 January 2021 Where Zoom register Details After clearing away energies which no longer serve us we have chance to bring in new excitement and balance into life. Join us for deep introspection and claiming your inner power so that you can bring it forth throughout the year. About Weekly Alignments Weekly Alignments offer tools to get you present with your Self in the now.
Weekly Alignment - Release old energy from 2020

7pm - 8pm Thursday 24 December 2020

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Your Art Matters - show your artworks online

1pm - 3pm Saturday 19 December 2020

When 1pm - 3pm JST Saturday 19 December 2020 Where Zoom (Register) Details (Art discussion in English) Do you want a chance to show your work and talk about it in a casual, friendly, and supportive environment? Do you want encouragement from fellow artists to push your creativity further? This discussion group is to inspire and encourage people to engage our everyday beauty in our ordinary life to keep exercising our creativity and healthy mind.