Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Walking Monk strolls through Estevan
August 28, 2013
By Chad Saxon
(Estevan Mercury)

Over the course of a week, we get quite a few calls from the public with news tip.

Some of them turn into actual stories but, in all honesty, most of them wind up as snipe hunts.

So I’ll admit to being more than a little bit skeptical when I got a call last week from a man saying that he thought he had a news story for us.

The skeptic meter got cranked up to high when this same gentleman followed by telling me he was travelling across the country with a monk and a parrot.

“Is this a joke?” I asked.

Turns out it was no joke. The man on the phone’s name was Daruka, and he is journeying across the country with Bhaktimarga Swami or, as he is better known to his many followers, the Walking Monk.

Bhaktimarga passed through southeast Saskatchewan last week, and his arrival in the area created quite a stir as reports of a man in robes walking on the highway began to circulate over social media.

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The Walking Monk makes his way through southeast Saskatchewan
August 30, 2013
By David Willberg

Bhaktimarga Swami's two feet have taken him across Canada on three separate occasions.He's now in the midst of his fourth cross-Canada walk, and it was his desire to see different parts of Canada, during his walks, that recently brought him to Estevan.

Bhaktimarga, a 60-year-old Hare Krishna monk who lives in the Toronto area, spent several days walking through southeast Saskatchewan earlier this month. He said that he decided he would walk through Manitoba, along Highway 3, and Saskatchewan, on Highways 18 and 13, because he expected that they would be quiet.

“Manitoba was fine in that way, going through Mennonite country. Once we crossed the border here (into Saskatchewan), it was “Wow!...

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