Two Buddhist monks of the Theravada tradition accompanied by 18 lay devotees have mustered up their courage and completed their 1,200 km journey by foot.
Information regarding the 1,200km journey:
- The two Buddhist monks are Phra Ajahn Khemmacaro, a dhutanga practitioner for 15 years and Phra Cheng Sanjato, a dhutanga practitioner for 4 years.
- The purpose behind the journey is to revisit the experience when Gotama Buddha and his disciples walked countless kilometres to pave way to the end of their suffering
- The two Buddhist monks first started their journey in Santi Forest Monastery, Johor, followed by Perlis as their next stop, then ending their journey in Penang.
First reported by TheStar, the two Buddhist monks are joined by 250 Buddhists at Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge, making the final steps of their journey to Karpal Singh Drive.
By organising the walk, the United Buddhist Order of Malaysia (Ubom) aims to revive an interest in the practice of dhutanga through the cultivation of mindfulness while walkingBrian Teh, organiser of the Thousand KM Dhamma Walk in collabaration with United Buddhist Order of Malaysia