Here is a listing, in title order, of what we have found to be the most essential books for understanding contemplative walking.

  1. Archetype of Pilgrimage, The: Outer Action with Inner Meaning; Jean Clift and Wallace Clift
  2. Art of Wandering, The: The Writer as Walker; Merlin Coverly
  3. Awake in the Wild: Mindfulness in Nature as a Path of Self-Discovery, Coleman, Mark ; Inner Ocean Publishing; 1 edition, Nov. 1, 2006
  4. Born to Walk: The Transformative Power of a Pedestrian Act, 2015, Dan Rubinstein
  5. Complete Guide to Walking for Health, Weight Loss and Fitness, The: Mark Fenton
  6. Complete Walker, The, 4th Revised edition, Fletcher, Colin; 2002
  7. Crossing and Dwelling : A Theory of Religions,Tweed, Thomas; Harvard University Press, Mar. 15, 2008
  8. Image and Pilgrimage in Christian Culture,Turner and Turner; Columbia University Press; Reprint edition, May 18, 1995
  9. Japanese Pilgrimage,Statler, Oliver; William Morrow and Company, New York, 1983
  10. Jizo Bodhisattva, Bays, Charlotte Joko; Tuttle; 2002
  11. Long Road Turns to Joy, The Hahn, Thich Nhat;Parallax Press; 2005
  12. Making Pilgrimages: Meaning and Practice in Shikoku; Ian Reader
  13. Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches, The: Matsuo Basho
  14. Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life ,Hahn, Thich Nhat; 1992
  15. Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America’s Favorite Spectator Sport; Matthew Algeo
  16. Philosophy of Walking, A; Frederic Gros
  17. Random Walk, Block, Lawence; Open Road Integrated Media, 2008
  18. Random Walk; Lawrence Block
  19. Sacred Path Companion, The Artress, Lauren;, Riverhead Trade; 2006
  20. Spirited Walker, The, Kortge,Carolyn; Harperone; 1998
  21. Tai Chi Walking, Chuckrow, Robert ; Ymaa Publication Center, 2002
  22. The Complete Guide to Prayer-Walking: A Simple Path to Body-and-Soul Fitness,Mundy, Linus; Crossroad Publishing Company, Oct. 1, 1996
  23. The Five Benefits of Walking Meditation, Pandita, Sayadaw; in This Very Life , Saddhamma Foundation , 2000;
  24. The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei, Stevens, John; Shambhala; 1988
  25. The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform; Lauren Artress
  26. Walk Like A Mountain: The Handbook to Buddhist Walking Practice; Innen Ray Parchelo, 2012
  27. Walking,Thoreau, Henry David; Filiquarian Publishing, LLC. , Jan. 1, 2008
  28. Wanderlust; A History of Walking; Rebecca Solnit
  29. Warrior Walking, Halzer, Josh ; Unique Publications; 2000

This our list as of November 01, 2016. If you have a title to recommend, let us know

2 thoughts on “Books”

    1. Padakun will try to add new book titles, along with our WalkOn padakasts and video Walk-u-mentaries, in coming months. If you have books to recommend, with or without reviews, we’d love to hear from you.
      ps. – The Walking Dead is not about walking 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Walking the Inner Path