Sun Rays on Three Redwoods
Purisima Creek (7-14-2013)

"Hiker on a Pilgrimage"
"My New Pilgrimage" by Charlie Johnson (8-2-2015)

"Platonic Λ Legs" Shadow
Astrastradero Hike (11-15-2013)

Walking Pilgrimages

Descartes walked from Venice to Loreto to thank
the Virgin Mary for his dreams of discovery
on analytical geometry and philosophy.

Hour-walk from Cornell Baker Lab to State Street
on Wednesday for three years to hear Tony's talks
on Plato, Yoga, Zen, and spiritual awakening.

Shikoku Pilgrimage of 750 miles
by Japanese monks to 88 Buddhist temples
chanting sutras in ritual to enlightenment.

Hiked with 80-years-old Paul Brunton in Vevey—
climbing an oak to leap over barbed-wired fence,
this Hermit in the Himalayas teaching me wisdom.

The Shivapuri Baba took a long pilgrimage
around the world in 40 years— this forest sage
lived well to 137 years— always awakened.

Journal writing Medicine Walk at Mt. Shasta—
He Ye! He Ye! drumming & sweat lodge with Red Hawk
and Hammond's flycatchers flying to my hand for lunch.

Zen master Chao-Chou walked 20 years after
his enlightenment, visiting other masters
to polish his Zen, living to 120 years old.

Friends took me hiking at Picchetti, Pulgas Ridge,
Purisima Creek, Pinnacles, Rancho, Windy Hill,
breathing fresh air of redwoods in nature's realm.

Camino de Santiago pilgrimage from France
to Spain since the 9th century "Way of St. James"
for those to purge their sins & for spiritual growth.

Each day I walk down Montebello Ave to catch
Bus 40— praying to the Eucalyptus, Ginkgo,
Sequoia, and two Pepper Trees for peace & blessings.

In Of Walking In Ice, Werner Herzog walked from
Munich to Paris to prolong his dying mentor's life—
it worked— she lived nine more years to 87 years old.

Walking is sacred for the Platonic Lambda's
"Soul of the Universe" Λ manifests itself in
Walking Man & when we're walking, walking, walking.

  — Peter Y. Chou
      Mountain View, 4-18-2016

René Descartes (1596-1650)
Discoverer of Analytical Geometry
France 331 (issued June 1937)

Paul Brunton (1898-1981)
in Vevey, Switzerland

Shivapuri Baba (1826-1963)
Long Pilgrimage (1965)

The Walking Man (1961)
by Alberto Giacometti