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Walking Monk travels Highway 30


Brandon L. Summers

"The Walking Monk" Bhaktimarga Swami has been traveling Highway 30 in 20 mile segments by foot and Wednesday, with fellow monk Hayagriva Dasa, arrived in Chappell.

A Hare Krishna monk known as the Walking Monk, Bhaktimarga Swami has been crossing Nebraska by walking Highway 30 and Thursday arrived in Sidney.

Swami hopes to encourage people towards "an enhanced walking culture."

"That means, basically, getting out of the house or the office and doing what our bodies are designed for," he said. "It means greeting the elements and working your machinery, and also going for some reflective downtime, taking some time to process the things that are going on in your life."

People, Swami said, need to "exhale a little bit."

"There's a lot of inhalation, but l...

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