Explore the concept of “walking meditation” during a relaxed 1.5-mile moderate hike to Jack London’s lake at Jack London State Historic Park from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, March 16.
Hike guide and park docent Jeff Falconer will begin the journey with a brief overview of walking meditation followed by a short standing meditation to ground and center the group before embarking. Walking meditation has been practiced for centuries in many parts of the world. It has been used as a healing tool by many spiritual and religious traditions and is enjoyed by many who simply want to commune with nature and deepen their experience of the outdoors.
Given how much Jack London loved the land that is now the Park, this seems a fitting way to understand what he might have experienced on one of his many walks on the property.
Falconer has practiced meditation for many years. He spent time at an ashram, a spiritual hermitage, in India in the early 1970s, is also a Tai Chi enthusiast, and an avid and mindful hiker.
Meet in the Ranch Parking Lot of Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road in Glen Ellen. Heavy rain cancels walk; check website.
Admission is $10 a person (which includes handout on walking meditation) and can be arranged in advance online or purchased at the Museum. Info at jacklondonpark.com.
Additional parking fee is $10 per car and is paid at kiosk upon entering.