Claude AnShin Thomas, a Vietnam veteran and a priest in The Zen Peacemaker Order,
on the first day of his long walk across America in the summer of 1998.

Sitting at the ZPO outdoor zendo in Yonkers: a "Day of Reflection" before departure

The group in Yonkers about to start their cross country walk.

Walking South, crossing the Harlem river leaving the Bronx behind and entering Manhattan

Anshin and Larry about to turn west and start across the George Washington Bridge

Bernie Glassman and Genro Grover Gauntt say goodbye at the bridge

Claude Anshin Thomas on the George Washington Bridge

Claude Anshin Thomas walks West across the George Washington Bridge; Manhattan seen to the South.

The George Washington Bridge

Claude Anshin Thomas in New York City

Photographs by Peter Cunningham