Peace Pilgrimage

When the butterfly's wings stir the great winds of the earth, the whole world feels the breeze.

A single step with love IS the whole universe from its beginning to its end.

Why we walk as Peace Pilgrims

Our vow at the Zen Peace Centre is to help humanity find peace with the earth.

“Walking with humility, with the intention of deep listening, I walk in my priestly robes, walking from place to place expounding the message of Peacefulness wherever I go. I walk witnessing the pain in the world, witnessing the pain in the hearts of people, witnessing the pain inside this Great Earth” Rev Jitei.

Together, we are creating a community of Peace Builders, YOU can be a force for change.  With your support it is our ongoing intention to take the Peace Pilgrimage to  leaders and business leaders and show how great we can be if our hearts are filled with kindness instead of fear. Maybe you would like to join us? Your support means so much to us. Together we are community, together we can all realise that our body IS the earth and then we need to be respectful of that.

Our Pilgrimage has begun, we hope that you will embark on this journey with us, for the sake of each other. May it bring us closer together in this world. With your support we can show the world how great we can be if our hearts are filled with kindness instead of fear.

2021 Peace Pilgrimages


Inner Peace

A PEACEFUL WORLD BEGINS WITH A PEACEFUL MINDThe big question of everyone's life is, whether we actively think about it or not: 'What is the meaning of my life? Peace in life comes through realising that if I let go of all of my questions, then the answers appear. Peace in life comes through losing our self criticism and self doubt. Being kind to ourselves.

Social Peace

The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating close, warm-hearted relationships with others transforms our own life; therefore, individual peace can come from peace in society.

Global Peace

Everybody shares the same need for love; if you look through the eyes of a family member, of a neighbour, of an enemy, that is what you see. Our basic natures' are the same. I believe that the practice of active compassion is needed, not based on any religion but based on a respect for humanity and its beautiful diverse nature.

I walk with my wooden staff, inscribed with the words of the Song of Compassion (Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo), a healing sutra.

With every stride the power of these words will resonate the whole earth, no place will be hidden from the sound of Great Compassion. 

Rev Jitei White

The Majesty of Respect for Others

“No longer is it right for anyone to stand back and be silent about the way humanity disregards the greatness of our lives and disregards our connection with our beautiful earth. Each of us is a being of such great action, of great hope and yet we are often told otherwise. Every one of us has a heart that can open to peace.

Society, community, is the majesty of respect for others. A society practicing peacefulness, fully enveloped in kindness is the maturity of our humanity. Nations practicing peace are not fueled by the continual preparation for war. We are so much greater than what we are told. Peacefulness and Kindfulness are not weak, they are the strength of our humanity and with them we know our true place on this great earth”.
Jitei White.


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What People Say About Us

Refuges such as this are truly a treasure, especially amongst the urban bustle.  For me the missing link was community. Without it, Zen practice can easily become a solitary escape, haunted by doubts. Having dharma friends and a wise teacher transforms this, giving it life, focus, laughter and love. Come along and feel instantly relaxed and included by a lovely bunch just like you!

Craig McGill

Craig McGill

Suffering brought me here but coming here is not a cure or fix it, ultimately that’s our own job. What I find at Zen Peace Centre though is a helping hand; compassionate guidance and friendly community based in Love and Kindness. I’m heard and seen here. There is no hierarchy, only our humble and trusted teacher Jitei who’s commitment to Love and Kindness and selfess service serves as, for me at least, a role model for Peace.

Andy Farrell

Andy Farrell

The centre has been such a great help to myself and many others. It is my first time to practice zen meditation at this level and with such wonderful people who are so inviting 😊
It’s a great place to learn more about the practice and yourself. I am glad to have found this peace sangha in Lancaster…It will make your heart smile 💓🙏

Karen Devlin

Karen Devlin

In Service To All Beings

And For The Peace Of The World