Peace Is Every Step-Los Angeles: Monthly Walking Meditation for Peace in Los Angeles
Practice Peace
Saturday, September 29th in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles
Peace Is Every Step-LA Council Meeting

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On October 8, 2005 the renowned Buddhist teacher,
Thich Nhat Hanh,
led over 3000 people in a mindful Peace Walk around MacArthur Park, Los Angeles.

Rather than
a demonstration for peace,
it was a beautiful
demonstration of peace.
Go here for a
Movie of the Walk
by filmmaker
Megumi Nishikura
Go here for
Thich Nhat Hanh's talk
prior to the walk

We continued this important initiative on December 18, 2005 in Long Beach and again on January 22, 2006 in Santa Monica.

Thay, or “teacher”, as his students refer to him, called upon us to "walk in such a way that each step we make becomes a realization of peace; each step becomes a prayer for peace & harmony…walk together in silence with no banners and no pickets…not a petition addressed to anyone, nor a demonstration against anyone… walk to unite our hearts, to nurture our togetherness and to dissipate fear and separation…learn together that wrong perceptions of self and others are at the foundation of separation, fear, hate and violence, and that togetherness and collaboration is possible."

Click here for more about Mindful Peace Walking.

You are invited to help us nourish and cultivate the seed planted by this important event by walking in peace with us again:

Demonstrate Peace
Saturday, September 29th in MacArthur Park, Los Angeles

Peace is Every Step (PES) is inspired by the practices of mindfulness and walking meditation taught by the Buddha and Thich Nhat Hanh.  We also draw inspiration from other great teachers like Jesus, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr., as guides for our practice.  We desire to be most inclusive.  We invite people from all walks of life: religious, nonreligious, all cultures and colors, all political parties, all humanity to join us in the active practice of peace.

The primary goal of PES is to bring people together to express, represent, embody, seed and cultivate peace in word, thought and deed.  We seek to lead the way as representatives of peaceful action. Peace starts with the individual, then moves to the family, the community, the nation and finally the world.  As Thay says: 

“Peace in Oneself; Peace in the World”

"How Can I Help?"

• Join our
"Hearts of Peace"
Greater Los Angeles organizing Sangha

(community) and take a step forward in peace with us

Download, print and distribute
this flyer

and spread the word about
Peace Is Every Step

• Individuals and Organizations can
Endorse and Sponsor our Peace Walks

• Get on our email list and we will
inform you of the date and location
of upcoming walks

Organize a walk in your own community. We'll help you!

Link to this page from your site

Email your peace-minded friends

Volunteer to help on the day of the walk.

Contribute funds or material aid.

For more info or to contact Peace Is Every Step-Los Angeles:


The Bell of Mindfulness
Sponsors of Peace Walks

Hearts of Peace Sangha

Los Angeles Chapter


Studio City, Woodland Hills and Glendale



Woodland Hills

Studio City

Sherman Oaks

West Hollywood

Neighborhood Unitarian
Universalist Church
for Peace