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Peace Walk in Los Angeles

June 23 @ 10:30 am 2:00 pm PDT

Join us for a collective walk in peace and silence with the monastics of Deer Park Monastery in downtown Los Angeles. In the spirit of our teacher, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, each of our peaceful steps generates a collective energy that goes out into the world. Together we hold and acknowledge the suffering in the escalating violence and loss of life in over 100 wars and armed conflicts worldwide, including in Palestine, Israel, Sudan, Ukraine, and Myanmar. We generate compassion for the victims of discrimination, hatred, and violence, and also for the perpetrators who are also victims of their own pride, fear, and wrong perceptions. We will walk alongside our sangha siblings hosting peace walks the same day in London and Washington DC.

Bring a mat for sitting on the grass, sun protection, a packed vegan/vegetarian lunch, and water. Following the walk, the monastics will offer a chant to send our collective energy of compassion out to all the zones of armed conflict worldwide.

To reflect the vigil and contemplative nature of this event, we ask you not to bring any banners, flags, or placards. You are enough.

June 23 2024

10:30am – 2:00pm

Grand Park, Los Angeles

Meet at the “Performance Lawn” at Grand Park, as shown below:


10:30  Sitting Meditation
11:00  Intro for Gathering
11:30  Walking Meditation
12:30  Chanting
01:00  Lunch
02:00  Program Ends

If you are unfamiliar with the slow, walking /moving meditation, please watch this video.

In order to be kind to the planet and avoid congestion, we recommend coming by Metro.  From Union Station, take Metro B (red) or Metro D (purple) and exit at the Civic Center/Grand Park Station.

Parking instructions & Maps:

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