Katie Lewis of The Ottawa Citizen asked the reason for the unusual walk to Swami Bhaktimarga
The swami -- who joined the Hare Krishna in 1973, and was known as John Vis -- says his reasons include his deep respect for nature, an attempt to improve his health and, lastly, because he's on a pilgrimage
So how is the third cross-Canada walk different from the earlier ones?
"It really gets better and better each time," he says.
really is opening up to alternative forms of life, and I can see a marked difference over the years." Canada
Walking is a great experience. Herman Hesse, famous poet and novelist, used to undertake long walks which inspired him. An early morning walk can do wonders to a person as its builds sensitivity, clears dead thoughts and fills with fresh ideas.