The Art of Mindful Walking uses the concept 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 a 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. Exploring the idea of the walk as both medium and metaphor, and considering ideas of pilgrimage alongside the notion of the walk in literature, he draws on his personal experience of both spirituality and walking.
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.
About the Author
Adam Ford (UK) 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. Adam is author of Universe: God, Man and Science (Hodder and Stoughton).