Shoes made for walking: Monk walks through Craig, Colorado, USA.
Marathon walker Bhaktimarga Swami — The Walking Monk — is passing through Craig and Moffat County this weekend. Swami, formerly John Peter Vis, a 64-year-old Canadian, has been taking long walks since he was about 5 years old. He adopted the monastic lifestyle of the Hare Krishna order in 1973 and incorporated marathon walking into his spiritual practice. In 1996 he walked across the entire length of Canada which was documented in the Canadian film “The Longest Road.” This year he is walking across America in honor of his guru, Swami Prabhupada, and in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness in America.