Walking monk reaches Lexington on journey to San Francisco

Bhaktimarga Swami, who is referred to as 'The Walking Monk' reached Lexington shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday on his journey across America from New York City to San Francisco. The Swami is a native of southwest Ontario, Canada. The Swami's mission is promote a healthier global lifestyle, a stronger spiritual foundation and a simple meditative life. Bhaktimarga is also walking in honor of his teacher Prabhupada, who founded the Hare Krishna movement in New York City in 1966.

Bhaktimarga Swami has walked across Canada four times, as well as Ireland and Israel. He is making his first walk across the United States.