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These walks are for anyone who wants to get closer to God by loving Him, through the practice of bhakti or devotion. A simple, yet profound, technique of love breathing is practiced in silence during the walk.

This devotional walk was developed with the inward guidance of my guru Paramhansa Yogananda and Satguru Babaji Krishna. It uses basic elements of meditation adapted for walking. It is non-sectarian and helpful to any spiritual faith with love at it's core.

Weekly drop-in meditative walks are again (post-pandemic) offered for anyone who has already learned this type of devotional walking. They typically go from 7pm to 8:30pm on Thursday nights in Mountain View CA. Email me if interested to confirm the time and place.

It does take some practice to fully appreciate and experience the power of this technique to still your mind and open your heart. The key is a coaxing process to bring yourself from distraction to joyful stillness. It probably takes about a month of practice to really become adept with it.

4-week workshops are offered at http://www.walkingmeditation.info

One can also obtain the book from the website to learn this on their own.

Some favorite quotes from Saints:

A spark of this divine love exists in

most hearts in the beginning

of life, but is usually lost,

because man does not

know how to cultivate it.

—Paramhansa Yogananda

God yearns for our love … what is God

longing for? Our love. Our attention.

He has made it very difficult for Himself,

because He gave man free will to seek

Him or reject Him. He says, “I am pursuing

every heart, waiting for My children to

spurn My creation and turn toward Me.” …

unless we choose to go to Him willingly He

cannot free us or Himself from suffering.

—Paramhansa Yogananda

Love is a skill, a precious skill that can

be learned. There are many other skills

that are useful, even necessary, but in the

end, nothing less than learning to love will

satisfy us. ... Love grows by practice; there

is no other way.

—Eknath Easwaran

How long can the moth flirt

Near the mouth of the flame before their lips touch

And the moth’s soul

Becomes like a sun.

...

How long do you think

You can just flirt with Him before you

Dissolve in ecstasy?

...

—Meister Eckhart

It’s in your heart

the songs of joy resound

You’ll hear but echoes

in the world around.

—“Come Gather Round”

Song by Nayaswami Kriyananda

If you knew how much

God loves you,

you would die for joy!

—Saint Jean Vianney

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