Dies ist der FriedensPilger-Blog
This is the peace pilgrimage blog

I have arrived….

I arrived in Germany today and surprised my mother and family.

It was a real surprise for everyone.😊😊😊

How the peace walk could continue

From my experience from the last month, it’s just to difficult to continue the peace walk on myself. I think of having 3 to 5 or 6 loving beings supporting the walk.
The street chaos and the poorness is energeticly to difficult to handle. Especially in the flat areas. The mountains are possible easier to handle.  The energy is more pure. People are better connected with nature.

What has to be walked until Yangon in Myanmar?

A left over gab in India, from Rampur/Shimla to Haridwar. ~400 km

From Lumbini south to all the Buddha places in India ~500 km

From Lumbini north to Pokhara and Annapurna to Kathmandu ~650km

From Kathmandu east to India Sikkim ~500 km

Buthan ??? Depends on Visa ??km

Or around Buthan to the Myanmar border ??km

Through Myanmar to Yangon. ??km It is possible that we can get only a one month visa. Then we proparbly can’t manage the whole distance.

The whole walk should be finished before Monsun 2021

What I also realized in the last weeks, I love rubbish collection projects and also want to initiate tree planting projects – have already some in mind. (Not sure, if that comes only after the peace walk is finished)

Thanks for reading all this

What to do in Germany/Europe

My coming to Germany will be for 4 to 9 month. More I don’t know.

The voice in that full moon night said to me: ‚for the summer‘. It’s not a clear time frame, even though I arrive very close to the summer start on 21st of June. ( Official summer is until 21st of September)

I will face maybe some money challengings, life is just more expensiv in Germany/Europe. Even arriving at the airport it starts. I guess it would be useful to have a ‚bahncard‘ so I can use all the trains for half price.  But when I arrive, I can’t effort it, I will use the slower trains for a cheaper price.
Next thing is the rule to be health insured. I have not been insured in anything for 7 years, so that does not make any sence to me so far. As longer I stay, that more difficult this issue will be.

I want to continue to live from donations. For the peace walk anyway. For the break now, too. And also after finishing the peace walk. As I said,  some challenges. And also trust.

Organic food. Yes I wait for it!!!!!!!!!!

And I look forward to a more organised life by society.

Sure I will continue my meditations, no question.

I am very much looking forward to be again in Schleswig-Holstein, Flensburg, Angeln, in the north of Germany and to visit my loving island of Amrum.

I am looking forward to cycle on a bicycle and hopefully my knee will allow that. Even a pushbike trip to Scotland is in my thoughts.

If I stay longer, I would like to join the celebrations of 30 years no wall in the middle of Europa.

And if I stay for 9 month I would like to offer several silent retreats in the passion period and to Easter.


Arriving back in Germany

First thing to do is surprising my mother. There is also my father, but he has dementia, so I dont know, if he realize me at all.
I will see, if the surprise for my mother will work. Because I did not contact anyone, I can’t pre arrange something.
The idea is, to get her to a cage in my home village and let the employees call my mother with a ‚little lie‘. I am still working on the details.

Then all the other family members get surprised. Looking very much forward to see my sister Conny, she helped me so much with taking care of my German account and other things….

Then I will announce my apperance in Germany to all of my friends and supporters.

And then I am curious,  what will happen after that.

Lumbini and decision making

2 1/2 month in Lumbini lay behind.

I stayed at the beautiful Korean Temple for almost all the time. Exept of a 10 day Vipassana retreat in the second half of May.

It has been a challenging time. The first two weeks I thought it would be just generating time. Then I prolonged another week and another week and another  week and so on.  Only after 6 weeks I felt I am ready to visit the Vipassana retreat. Then … again the same game….

In the first weeks it was 30+ degrees, then 35+, then 40+ degrees. It’s pre monsun. Reguarly the rainy season starts in the end of June/beginning of July in the low lands. There where signs,  that maybe the monsun starts a bit early this year. So after one rain a lot of insect and beatles suddenly appeared, then disappeared again. Another rain soon after, but no insects, at least not so many, they have been the ‚early birds‘. 40+ degrees continued, when inside its only possible with a fan,  otherwise, after 1/2 hour I was wet from top to bottom. When electricity disappeared at night, it was not easy to find sleep. The fan did not do any cooling, just wind. .. but I liked it. I don’t like air conditioner…

My biggest challenges are my inner processes. There is so much going on on the experience level, it’s nearly unbelievable. I am a very trusty person, but some of the experiences are nearly over the edge. I know, that a lot of defilements and sankaras get eradicated, and for that I am happy to do it and meditate a lot,  but it’s partly also painful – luckily I know, what’s going on. It feels, my whole body gets a new structure, but until now it’s not ready yet. Especially my right knee makes pain. I know it’s along the meridian line and it’s a healing process….. and at some times I really don’t know, if my knee is injured…. anyway, my body and system does not want to walk.

I thought of walking from Lumbini to Kathmandu through the Annapurna trek, I am more or less sure, that I could make it, and it feels also sure, that this knee thing is not finished, when I arrive in Kathmandu…. and then the Visa is finished again…. sooo???!!!

Then I thought of staying in Lumbini – meanwhile getting a Indian Visa – taking care of my system change or healing in the south of Nepal and then starting on the end of August to walk to all the Buddha places in India south of Lumbini. I could experience the beginning and ongoing Monsun, meditate a lot, observing all the staff working through me.

Then I thought off flying back to Germany, visiting my mother, relatives and friends, having some rest time from the peace walk, and after a break of some more or less month to come back and walking the rest of the way.

Every day it was a different experience inside of me, what would be the right decision. Every day!!! That’s how I knew, it was not the right time to make a decision.

So I waited patiently for the right moment to come.

I am now 2 years in India and Nepal. Who read my blog, knows, that I have an issue with Indian food, especially the yellow powder spices, onions anyway, and I have an issue with some allergies, mainly gluten -but it got better- here and there I can eat some bread. The white rice sticks to much in my stomach, but I could enjoy brown rice every day in the monastery. All together it take some energy  from me, as you can imagine.

In Lumbini they have a local problem with the water. Investigations brought the result, they have lead in the water. People drink still from the well, very good cleansed water can be bought from different companies, in the monastery, they cook the water to kill bacterias, but the lead is not eliminated by that. After 2 weeks, not knowing about the water facts, I faced a lot of pimples on my whole chest, in some parts I had the suspicion, that I could even have shingles, because of some little blisters. About five weeks after the first pimples I heard about the investigation and immediately started only drinking filtered water. Pimples disappeared. The monastery continue to use the well water for cooking, so in any soup or cooked meals and rice, you know, there will be some lead in the meal. The meals have been, beside of my issues with yellow powder spices and onion, very good, lots of vegetables!!!

Also I sences an old issue on the property of the UNESCO world heritage (and) around. I started working on it, could not finish the process, would like to do it one day with some more people, maybe through sound healing and toning.

I am now 7 years on the road, and I really really miss organic food. Clean organic food. I guess, this would help me a lot to some extent with some of the body issues.

Also I realized, that the chaotic situation on the streets – the somehow street culture -since at least Afghanistan combined with lots of poorness is also taking a lot of energy from me. Since I started the Peace walk towards India and Myanmar, and also before, walking  around Germany and all neighbour countries I generated a lot of tolerance, so relizing this enery succing ‚thing’…. it opened my eyes. And being in India the two years before, walking a lot in the Himalayas, I did not have that issue so much. Walking in the low lands the enery is different, more chaotic, more poor….

Who read my blog from September last year, knows that I thought a lot about my mother, made a decision, to see her in November last year. But some nights later, when I was caught in the unexpected snow fall in the 4500 m high mountains, when the snow stopped falling and the sky opened up, ‚it‘ woke me up.  I opend my tent,  very best beautiful full moon energy, I left the tent about half hour open ( at -10 degrees) and I heard a voice telling me: you can also go to Germany in the summer 2019 -for me it was somehow mid of June. Some days before the 15th of June, in the evening, I knew, I will move soon from Lumbini….. In the beginning it was not clear, what will happen. Little later it cristalized, that I proparbly fly to Germany.

Somehow the feeling did not change anymore, to fly to Germany, for me very suddenly, on the afternoon of 15th of June, I decided spontaneously to take the night bus to Kathmandu. Also it was easy to make the arrangements for flight and around. No-one in Germany know from my plans, so it hopefully will be a happy surprise.

Even the fe‘ not wanting the peace walk being interrupted, disappeared.  So surprising to me.

Happiness is here and now

There is no way to happiness

Happiness is the way

A Formula for a healthy life and world.

Its something to comtemplate and meditate on!

Keep the elements clean!!!

Inside and outside!!!

It Is inside

Actually I wanted only to greet and sent a blessing to all the Moslems, who start the Ramadan these days….. But a whole article arose:

The big misunderstanding between the religions

All the religions teach in there essence the same.

Love and Peace – Nothing else

And in our deep essence we all search for That

It is our nature.

If we are not connected with the essence in it’s most natural form, we try to get there from a stage, in which we not know the truth.

Because of that, we need a label for that essence, we call It Allah, God, Jahwe….

Between the monoistic religions and the ’non-monotoistic‘ religions, there is the next misunderstanding, because monoistic religions believe, that ’non-monoistic religions pray to a lot of Gods. 

Also lots of followers believe, that there (own) God is the only one.

In fact there is only one essence with different names, such as Allah, God, Jahwe …

In the non-monoteistic religions people like to pray and offer to different ‚gods‘, or it seems, that people pray to statures or images….

If we look deeple from another angle, we see, that we all do the same. Only our mind misinterpretes.

When we understand, that the essence is INSIDE, closest to each and everyone, in our hearts, and that the essence and truth is grounded there, we maid understand with some deep looking, that the goal to reach, is in us.

The essence, unfolded in us, understands, that all people do the same. 


Moslems have to understand, Allah is inside, and it’s the higher Me! – the ‚Allah-Self‘

Christians have to understand, God is inside, and it’s higher Me! – the ‚God-Self‘

Juish have to understand, Jahwe is inside, and it’s higher Me! – the ‚Jahwe-Self‘

The person has to vanish and the ‚essence-self‘, the higher Me has to overtake.

In Buddhism people honor Buddha, often to bring offerings, but Buddha is not Allah or God, Buddha reached the ‚essence‘ and embodied it. That’s the reason people honor Buddha.

In Hinduism people honor for example Krishna, Shiva, Vishnu…. but Krishna, Shiva, Vishnu… are not Allah or God. Krishna, Shiva, Vishnu reached the ‚essence‘ and embodied it.


When we understand, that the essence is in us, in each and everyone, we are connected with each and everyone….. no matter what relegion or believe. ….

So, when you are a Moslem, every time you bow down, you have to put your person down. Praying towards Mekka is your reminder, that Mohammad reached the goal and was one with the essence. Every time you get up, you have to get up and let the ‚Allah-Self‘ or ‚essence-self‘ arise in you.

When you are a Christian, every time you pray – or better bow down – you have to put your person down. Praying with Jesus is your reminder, that Jesus reached the goal and was one with the essence. Every time you get up, you have to get up and let the ‚God-Self‘, ‚Christ-consciousness‘ or ‚essence-self‘ arise in you.

When you are a Jew, every time you pray – or better bow down – you have to put your person down. Praying you know, that Abraham and Moses reached the goal and were one with the essence. Every time you get up, you have to get up and let the ‚Jahwe-self‘ or ‚essence-self‘ arise in you.

When you are a Buddhist, every time you bow down, you have to put your person down. Praying you know, that Buddha reached the goal and was one with the essence. Every time you get up, you have to get up and let the ‚Buddha-nature‘ or ‚essence-self‘ arise in you.

If you are Hindu, every time you bow down, you have to put your person down. Praying you know, that Krishna, Shiva, Visnu…. have reached the goal and were one with the essence. Every time you get up, you have to get up and let the ‚essence-self‘ arise in you.

The Essence is in accordance to all universal laws (or nature laws) which are written down in all the holy scriptures. Acting towards universal laws, you can also active the essence.

Being one as the’essence-self‘ you will understand and experience the universal laws and most happy to follow them. Because that is also out universal nature.

With best blessings




7 years Germany to Nepal

Dear friends,

It’s steppps birthday time.

Two days ago, on the 28th of April, steppps had anniversary!!!!

7 years of walking from Germany to Nepal!!!!!

20.000 km are walked!!!!!

16 country’s are crossed!!!!!

Another 2-4000 km are coming. 1-3 more countries.  Depends on the route.


Together with the project before, to walk in and around Germany and to all neighbour countries from 2007 – 2011

Steppps Peace Walk has walked with lots of good friends

More than 27.000 km

In 25 countries!!!!


Thanks to all the support; thanks to you, for walking together, thanks for opening your house, and feeding us, thanks for any further food support, thanks for guidance and financial support, thanks for all love support, and all the good wishes and blessings, thanks for all your interests and good thoughts….

It’s just impossible, to thank everyone, but my hugs are going to everyone …. and my bowings also to everyone….

With big gratitude I express also big thanks to all the help from Universe, God, the Supreme, the Absolute. … and to and through inner guidance….

And I know, there was and is still more to thank to all the unknown helpers, visible or invisible …..

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!!!!!!

Lots of Love




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Letting go

Here in Lumbini I am again close to the school of Varun. From the last money collecting I gave him the rest of the donations, 200€, about 2 weeks ago. It’s for a sound system.

When I thought about the school, still being in India in beginning of March, I witnessed a calm little voice from the center of my heart ‚Thomas, you don’t have to do that!’…. In the beginning it made me bit sad, because I had the idea to help the school a bit longer…., but I love to follow the voice of my heart and after some contemplation I realised, even loving to support, I also feel, it takes some energy of me …. and in this intense times I need a lot energy to diguest all the inner transformation processes and so on. Also a beautiful feeling of freedom arose, letting go of creating more responsibilities ….. In a conversation with Varun he was totally accepting and understanding.

Letting go also does not mean, I never again collect some money for the school or help to transport some new ideas or get involved in some other activities, but it means, not to be fixed to the next steppps. So, for now, there is no further step planed. If something will rise up later on, I will see, what to do then.

Here and then I announced, what I maid do or build after the peace walk. I mentioned a Stupa, Vipassana centeres in different places and even a Light (silent) Temple and so on. These all I also let go. There is no reason, that I have to carry on these responsibilities during the next two years. For now, I totally let go of the idea, that I have to do that after the walk. If it arises later on again…. ok, then I will see, but for now, all further plans for the time after the walk are dropped. Letting go helps me to be in the presence and awareness.

And with this one, I am not 100% sure yet, but it goes in this direction: letting go of the titel ‚peace walk‘. I tend in the direction, just to continue the journey by walking in awareness without having a title (for the walk) anymore.

These changes are already a product do the inner structure change, even not being 100% aware of the result, how my system feels, after the inner process is completed. But this far I can already see.

Freedom in and with Awareness

Love and happiness for all of you for Easter and anyway