At that time, BHAKTIMARGA SWAMI walked across Canada (Earth's 2nd largest country) from coast to coast for the spiritual healing of the nation. From there on in he was hooked and later repeated the journey 3 MORE TIMES!

To promote pilgrimage & connection to the Divine through nature.

the walking monk

bhaktimarga swami

putting heart & feet together towards a car-free care-free lifestyle

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WHEN YOU WALK 

YOU  ROCK 

THE WALKING MONK first took to the road as a marathon walker in 1996 to honour the centennial year of his guru, SRILA PRABHUPADA, the Founder Acharya of ISKCON - the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. 

WHO IS

?

walking

the

monk

 

BHAKTIMARGA SWAMI, born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, is also known as THE WALKING MONK for having trekked four times across Canada.  Keeping with the spirit of pilgrimage, he also crossed the USA, Israel, Ireland, Guyana, Trinidad, Mauritius, and the Fiji Islands.  Documentation of his Canadian walks is found in two films:  The Longest Road, by the National Film Board of Canada, and Walking: The Lessons of the Road, by Michael Oesch.  

 

As a youth, Swami was a student of fine arts, but took to the life of a Hare Krishna monk at age 20 in 1973.  Although pursuing monastic ways, he maintains artistic expression through morality theatre which takes him around the globe as a playwright and director - an opportunity to work with talented youth in various communities.  

 

He is also an instructor of bhakti yoga, a leader of musical mantra meditation called kirtan, and a speaker on the science of the self based on the ancient teachings of the Gita. 

THE WALKING MONK - DOCUMENTARY

A Michael Oesch Film

Beach Digital Media ©2018

To inspire a greener way of life.

WHY

DOES HE

?

walk

To promote pilgrimage & connection to the Divine through nature.

To make lots of friends!

To honour our teachers.

"It's not a fund-raiser, it's a FRIEND-RAISER!"

THE WALKING MONK first took to the road

as a marathon walker in 1996 to honour the centennial

year of his guru, SRILA PRABHUPADA, the Founder Acharya

of ISKCON - the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. 

 

At that time, BHAKTIMARGA SWAMI walked across Canada (Earth's 2nd largest country) from coast to coast for the spiritual healing of the nation. From there on in he was hooked and later repeated the journey 3 MORE TIMES!

SRILA
Prabhupada

 

At that time, BHAKTIMARGA SWAMI walked across Canada (Earth's 2nd largest country) from coast to coast for the spiritual healing

of the nation. From there on in he was hooked and later

repeated the journey 3 more times!

His walking fever quickly spread beyond Canada across international borders.

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walk

WHERE

DOES HE

coast to coast 

border to border 

every town village 

On home soil or in an exotic land, for a marathon walk or a quick stroll

THE WALKING MONK moves his feet & the people he meets

wherever he sets his soles!

WHERE'S HE WALKING NOW?

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BHAKTIMARGA SWAMI travels regularly all over the globe. You can catch him walking anywhere from Canada & the USA to South America,

from India to Africa & beyond!

QUICK VISITS (LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL)

United States

Canada (4X)

MARATHON WALKS (CROSS-COUNTRY)

Israel

Ireland

Fiji Islands

Trinidad

Guyana

Mauritius

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DOES HE DO

WHEN HE'S NOT

WHAT

walking

In addition to pilgirmages THE WALKING MONK writes and directs original plays based on themes from the Vedic epics of India.  These avant-garde productions are performed all over the world.  He is also a leader of lively kirtans (musical chants) and is a teacher of the science of BHAKTI YOGA.

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events

NEWS &

WALKING MONK TRAVEL SCHEDULE 

:

 

NOTE:  Due to the social effects of Covid-19, The Walking Monk is currently not travelling.  You can join him online:

FEBRUARY

20th

12 noon - 30 min podcast

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWGewPDgOu_gSkOv6Hvf58g)

 

&

 

7:30-8:30 ISKCON Oakville

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85204379141?pwd=ZzdlNjBMMVpZTWVrSnkrQWpYK2hVU

 

 

21st

9 am - Mauritius 

Topic: How To Slow Down in a Fast Paced World 

Contact person - Krishna Katha - 647 863 0159

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83569871836?pwd=cGwrU2ZFZE44RTAzL0dpdEFYSVFPUT09

Zoom ID : 85680420871

Password : keshava 

&

 

6 pm- Argentina

Topic: How to Reach the Public Through the Arts

Contact - Krishna Priya Devi Dasi 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85680420871?pwd=Umo5NGQ4b0VyQnZpU3dJYUl3UE1Ldz09

 

22nd

7:30 AM EST Monday - Miami Outreach Center

Bhagvatam class

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81662070529

 

26th 

 2 pm - New York

Tales from Trails

Contact Anjalika 347 678 3553

27th 

 

11 AM - Windsor

Topic: Lord Nityananda 

contact: Kadamba Kanan

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89454737700?pwd=RUNobWw4RnpyOFdieXdibGhDdzlmUT09)

 

&

8.30-9:30 pm EST- ISKCON Noida

Topic: No More Fear - as part of “Energy Talk Series” 

Contact: Buddhimanta Das

MARCH

 

March 3rd - 6 - 7pm - ISKCON Toronto  

Discussion on “Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati” Appearance Day

 

ONGOING:

Every Thursday Bhagavad Gita study via ISKCON Alachua - 5 - 6 PM EST

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6706942056)

Mondays & Tuesdays - Available to take calls between 11 a.m. and 12 noon EST.

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Hear from THE WALKING MONK firsthand about the incredible people, places, and wildlife he encounters on his treks.  Enjoy the chance of a lifetime by asking the monk your questions at the Q & A after the presentation, & maybe even explore the benefits of mantra meditation for yourself with his lively musical chants!

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