To promote pilgrimage & connection to the Divine through nature.

the walking monk

bhaktimarga swami

 

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!

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

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monk

 

BHAKTIMARGA SWAMI, popularly known as THE WALKING MONK, took to a monk’s life in 1973 as a youthful 20 year old. Prior to becoming a monk, he did chores on the family farm in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, and was a college student of Fine Arts. His walks are extensively and internationally featured on radio, television, in newspaper, and film.  

THE WALKING MONK - DOCUMENTARY

A Michael Oesch Film

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To inspire a greener way of life.

WHY

DOES HE

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To promote pilgrimage & connection to the Divine through nature.

To honour our teachers.

To make lots of friends!

"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

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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 

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MARCH

6 - Stouffeville, ON

8-9 - Toronto, ON

14-16 - Toronto, ON

17 - Brampton, ON

APRIL

2-3 - Cape Town, South Africa

4 -12 - Durban, South Africa

13-20 - Mauritius

21 - Toronto, ON 

25 - Niagara Falls, ON

MAY

7-10 - New Vrindavan, West Virginia

FOR DAILY LOCATIONS & INSPIRING STORIES

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Want to meet THE WALKING MONK?

Come & join him for...

tales from trails

... a warm & engaging presentation of highlights & insights from walking the road. 

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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