About Innen Parchelo

Innep1030066n Ray Parchelo is the “battery” for Padakun – Contemplation/Walking. He is an active walker and student of walking who has walked about on nearly half of the planet.

He has studied, taught and practiced in several Buddhist traditions, for more than 50 years. He is Canada’s first Tendai priest and is a Priest in the Red Maple Tendai Sangha

WLM-coverInnen is a retired clinical social worker and mindfulness trainer. He is a Certified Mindfulness Instructor (U.Toronto). He has degrees in Comparative Religion and Social Work (both from Carleton U.). He is a certified Urban Poling Instructor.

He developed his ideas on Contemplation and Walking in his book Walk Like A Mountain: The Handbook of Buddhist Walking Practices (2013). He has published general and scholarly articles on dharma, walking and social work topics and is a popular conference speaker. His collection of Buddhist writing, A Path Through Red Maples will be released in mid-2019 through Sumeru Books.

He and his wife, Judy, live with their dogs, Joshu and Bella , in Renfrew, Ontario. His walking has taken him to Ontario, Quebec, PEI, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland in Canada; from Maine to Florida along the USA’s Eastern Coast, and California; England, Spain, Portugal, Italy,  and many sacred places in Japan and Sri Lanka. He recently completed two Camino walks in Portugal and Spain: the Camino da Costa and The Camino Finisterre.

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