Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Shikoku Henro 88 Temple Walk 2017

Again  I will walk the beautiful pilgrimage in Shikoku.  So many people have been kind and encouraged me in various journeys.  It is a very special emotional and physical journey to undertake but the tranquility and compassion it brings are life affecting.  In my blog I will try to include some Japanese words as it is a Japanese pilgrimage after all.  A special thanks to the many friends who have helped me learn a little bit of Japanese.  Your patience is wonderful. Arigato gozaimashita.  Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
Much of the journey is about empathy and compassion which are fundamental to Buddhist philosophy.  In a world where there is not enough kindness hopefully - Negawakuba - we can all try harder to make things better for all.  May Peace Prevail On Earth.


  1. Looking forward to your journey! It really has been amazing to see how all those who have hiked in Japan have shared about how wonderful it is to hike there.

    Have a blessed and peaceful 2017 out on the trail Dara!

    +John Abela

    1. Thank you John. As we say in Ireland " May the road rise to meet you". Several hikes in mind for this year including perhaps part of the Camino and even perhaps Te Araroa parts if "that woman" will say ok for such a long trip. Hopefully you will hike in Canada.

  2. I entered a comment that never got posted. Last night as I was heading to bed I suddenly saw you blog was open on my ipad. I have no idea how I got to it or that you had even posted! I look forward to readin more about your adventure with Liam