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Walking Pilgrimage for world peace
« on: July 29, 2012, 01:42:50 PM »
Rev. Heng Sure, an American Buddhist Monk grew up in a Methodist Scots-Irish family in Ohio before converting to Buddhism. He went for a 6 year  without saying a word in 1977 after being ordained as a Mahayana Monk. REv. Heng Sure also embarked on a 2 year walking pilgrimage from downtown Los Angeles to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, in Talamage, near Ukiah, with a fellow monk. Along the way, he completed a full prostration, or bow to the ground, every three steps.

It is amazing that such pilgrimage and silent retreat can be achieved to promote world peace. I wonder a person on silent retreat communicates? Can they use sign languages and write notes? Or They are supposed to be silent through out the retreat?