Art of Mindful Walking: meditations on the path
Mindfulness is a technique of focused awareness that has its roots in Buddhism. It makes the present more vividly tangible. heightens the senses, and increases our ability to think clearly and make positive life choices.
The Art of Mindful Walking uses the concepts of mindfulness to explore the activity of walking as an exercise for both body and mind. As an Anglican priest and former Priest-in-Ordinary to the Queen, a lecturer in Buddhism, and a devoted walker, Adam Ford is an inspiring guide with a refreshingly eclectic viewpoint. Contemplating the concept of purposeful walking, he applies the notion of mindfulness to walks ranging from a simple journey to work to a personal odyssey in the Australian outback. This book celebrates and enhances those moments: both for the hardened hiker and those who like to contemplate past walks from the comfort of their armchair.
Adam Ford is an ordained Anglican Priest, now retired. He was formerly Priest-in-Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen at the Chapel Royal, chaplain to a London School and vicar of a Yorkshire mill town. He has an MA in Indian religions and regularly lectures on Buddhism, Hinduism and astronomy.