Life, Liberty and the Path of Happiness

Healing Steps on the Appalachian Trail

Our aspiration is to create a mobile monastery and practice center, while connecting deeply to the healing energy of nature through our mindful steps.

We will walk mindfully along the Appalachian trail from Blue Cliff Monastery in New York to Washington, D.C.  At the start of each weekly segment we will offer a day of mindfulness in order to connect with and support local communities. We will offer our practice, generating the energies of mindfulness, peace, and wellbeing. We will finish with a peace walk at our nation’s capitol.

Our intention is to enjoy each step with mindfulness and ease, with nowhere to go and nothing to do.


We invite you to participate in one of six six-day hiking retreats between April 8th, 2018 and May 25, 2018.
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We invite you to join us for a day of Mindfulness along the way. These are free and open to everyone!

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If you cannot join us on the trail, please consider supporting us.
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