Stats

Comments Posted By Gerry Therrien

Displaying 1 To 1 Of 1 Comments

The Walking Monk Pilgrim walks through Casselman

Walk A Friend Raiser

by Gerry Therrien

Mattawa Recorder

A Chinese proverb states that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Bhaktimarga Swami’s walk has already taken him 2066 miles to Mattawa and the shores of the Ottawa River. His first step of his cross Canada trek began in Victoria, British Columbia this spring and he hopes to reach Cape Spear Newfoundland by September.

His journey is one of self discovery.

“Through its moments of strain, the walk aids in my own personal growth. The unpredictable weather helps with tolerance. And connecting with folks along the way tends to soften me a little. So I walk for spiritual growth,” he said.

The Hare Krishna monk hopes that his pilgrimage will promote people to slow down and do some reflective walking.

He stated, ” If people would walk for an hour every day we’d be living in a different world. If something like that could be achieved collectively -how much more potent that would be.”

This is Bhaktimarga Swami’s third time walking the whole length of Canada. He explains his obsession with walking in this way, ” For me, walking on the road while meditating and communicating with other travelers is an attempt at seeking inspiration from other people. It ’s a chance to make a lot of friends - it’s a friend raiser.”

During his short stop over in Mattawa, on July 4, 2007, Bhaktimarga Swami whose name means path of devotion shared how he became part this lifestyle. More than thirty years ago, John Peter Vis of Chatham, Ontario adopted the principals of Eastern monastic life. He enrolled as a monk in the Hare Krishna movement back in 1973 when it was hip to be radical, daring and different. Since that time, as a celibate monk, he has evolved as an instructor of Bahakti-yoga and mantra meditation. He explained that the experience has left him personally content and philosophically satisfied. He admits that being a monk is not everyone’s calling but that it is indeed his.

Comment Posted By Gerry Therrien On 22.08.2007 @ 20:28

«« Back to the Comments Members Stats Page

«« Back to the Dandavats Website General Stats Page

 
 
  • Post Details

Author: Administrator Administrator's website Administrator's email
Post Date: Saturday, October 7th, 2006
Categories: Articles
Trackback: Trackback
 
  • Last update: Tue September 16

  • Who is online

    • 34 currently online
    • 170 maximum concurrent
    • 12127594 total visitors

    Registered users online

  • Registered users: 6390

  • Navigation

  • -OTHER INCOMING LINKS
  • BC VTE Bhakti Sastri Online
  • Bhaktimarga Swami's blog
  • Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
  • Bhaktivedanta College
  • Bhaktivedanta Institute (Alachua)
  • Bhaktivedanta Manor
  • Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network
  • Bhaktivedanta Vedabase Online
  • Cooking with Kurma
  • Darshan of SS Radha-Londonisvara
  • Dharmapatnis
  • Diary of a Traveling Preacher
  • Euro GBC
  • Forbidden Archeology
  • Gaudiya Vaisnava texts
  • Indradyumna Swami Media
  • ISKCON Bangalore Official
  • ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry
  • ISKCON Health & Welfare Ministry
  • ISKCON Ministry of Educational Development
  • ISKCON's Congregational Development Ministry
  • Iskcon-desire-tree
  • Iskcon.com
  • Jayadvaita Swami's personal site
  • Krishna Dharma's website
  • Krishna Lila Entertainment
  • Krishna.com
  • Krishnamarriage.com
  • matchlessgifts.org
  • Mayapur Academy
  • Mayapur Days
  • Mayapur International School
  • Ministry of Educational Development
  • Our Spiritual Journey
  • Parisisvara
  • prabhupadavani.org
  • Radio Krsna Central
  • Saligrama Sila site
  • Sridham Mayapura
  • The Bhaktivedanta Archives
  • The ISKCON Sannyasa Ministry
  • The Official GBC site
  • Trivikrama Swami
  • Vaisnava Calendar
  • Vaisnava Calendar Reminder
  • Vaisnava care website
  • Vanipedia
  • varnashrama.org
  • Vedic Astrologer
  • Vedic knowledge online
  • Vedic view on controversial issues
  • Website in Bengali language
  • Yadunandana Swami's personal site
  • Alachua Temple Live Podcast
  • Comments by author
  • Donate through searching
  • Founder Acarya
  • Incoming Links
  • Iskcon News TV Channel
  • Iskcon Radio stations
  • Iskcon Universe Feed
  • Jaya Srila Prabhupada!
  • Krishna conscious "youtube"
  • Krishna Conscious Media
  • Most commented articles
  • Most read articles
  • New Dwaraka Archived Lectures
  • Polls
  • Stats
  • Temple webcams
  • Thanks!
  • The last seven day's most read articles
  • Thousands visit ISKCON Leicester for Kirtan Fest and Heritage Open Days
  • Hare Krishna Festival brings colour to Croome, Pershore, UK (160 photos)
  • Spiritual Culture - Krsna’s Divine System for Devotee Care
  • Ghee (mother)
  • A special gift for you and your friends!
  • I am looking for a job that I can work with devotees, this is my resume
  • 24 hour kirtan and maha harinam in Bali
  • NASN August 2014 - North American Sankirtan Newsletter
  • ISKCON Pune Targets 1.18 Billion Holy Names for World Holy Name Week!
  • NEW BOOK: Vaktrtavali

     
    "Artwork and photos courtesy of the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International, Inc. www.krishna.com. Used with permission"