UK Hare Krishna Monk’s Pedal Pilgrimage
In 2007 and 2008 so far, Hare Krishna monk Robert Edwards has traveled 1,290 miles across the rural English counties of Somerset and Devon, hosted 25 meditation groups, and distributed over 1,000 books.
His adventure is inspired by the ancient Indian tradition of “Padayatra,” meaning pilgrimage on foot.
ISKCON Guyana Revives Walking Festival
Slovenian Spiritual Eco-Walk Reaches Ninth Year
Through the revival efforts of Ram-Lila Dasa and a host of other members from the ISKCON community in Guyana, Padayatra once again graced the village streets of Guyana from January 26 – February 1. During this week long festival, devotees, well wishers, and enthusiastic onlookers covered approximately 40 kilometers through some of the most populated villages en route to Georgetown, the capital city of Guyana.
This July 8th, devotees from New Yogapitha in Slovenia completed Eco-Caravan 2009, their sixteen-day padayatra—literally translated as “festival on foot.” The cross-country pilgrimage, aimed at spreading spiritual and environmental awareness, was their eighth in a row.
The pilgrimage got off to a strong start with over seventy devotees chanting Hare Krishna, dancing, and distributing spiritual books and food.
Slovenian Pada Yatra: The Eco-Caravan
A few days ago, Slovenian devotees started their 9th annual pada-yatra festival called Eco-caravan 2010.
Pada Yatra in Spain: A New Meaning to Camino de Santiago
The Camino de Santiago (the Santiago Path) in Spain is famous for attracting many people who say they are going through their spiritual search when they walk that re-known route. ISKCON devotees decided to also walk that sacred route in order to share with the other pilgrims the Holy Names of Krishna.
Spanish Devotees Walk St. James’ Way for Interfaith Adventure
Seventy ISKCON devotees from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, and the UK are set to participate in a 220-kilometer Padayatra, or Holy Walk from July 15th to 28th this summer. Their path? The famous Christian pilgrimage route El Camino de Santiago, or St. James’ Way, in Northwest Spain.
Slovenia’s “Eco Caravan” Celebrates Tenth Jubilee
Over sixty devotees from sixteen different countries participated in the 10th Jubilee Slovenian Padayatra festival, also known as Eco Caravan, from June 28th to July 15th this summer.
Report from the Camino: Holy Walk in Spain
Everything started eight years ago when Dharma Raja Das set out on an adventure with ISKCON youth groups of that time. The group walked 220 kilometers through the north of Spain, and was thoroughly inspired.
Fifty Padayatras to Celebrate ISKCON’s Fiftieth Anniversary
New Zealand: Hare Krishna Yasoda Dulal Embarks on a Year's Pilgrimage
ISKCON’s Padayatra Ministry has been active since its creation in 1991, and padayatras (walking festivals, usually with bullock carts) are still happening today in different parts of the world. The Ministry's goal is to celebrate ISKCON’s 50th birthday with 50 padayatras, starting from March 2014 till the end of 2016.
50 Padayatras Offered Worldwide for ISKCON’s 50th
When John Herbison (Yasoda Dulal) said goodbye to his wife before setting off on a walk, he didn't say "I'll see you later", it was "I'll be back in about a year". The devout Hare Krishna of 30 years has set out on a pilgrimage to mark the 50th anniversary of the Hare Krishna Society's arrival in the western world.
Ahmedabad Holds 5-Day Padayatra for ISKCON’s 50th
Fifty padayatras – traditionally a journey on foot accompanied by kirtan and spiritual book distribution – are being offered to Srila Prabhupada.
ISKCON50 UK Padayatra: A Pilgrimage for Peace
Between March 2014 and the end of 2016 – ISKCON’s 50th anniversary year – the Padayatra Worldwide Ministry is aiming to hold 50 padayatras.
Amravati Witnesses First ISKCON Vaishnavi Padayatra
The UK Padayatra starting on May 30th, will be emphasising the theme of cow protection, self-sufficiency, a simple way of life in tune with nature and the will of the Lord, and love for all living entities. The planned route is from Hastings to Brighton via Eastbourne which is a sum total of under 40 miles which will be walked by us over a period of 5 days which averages out at 8 miles a day.
Padayatra Spreads Holy Names Throughout Lithuania
On March 10, International Women’s Day, the Amravati, Maharashtra, ISKCON Girls’ Forum (IGF) successfully completed the movement’s inaugural Vaishnavi one-day padayatra.
The group traveled a total of 1,000 kilometers by bus, starting in Kedainiai in the middle of the country, and ending in the resort city of Palanga on the West Coast. Along the way, they stopped in eleven cities, putting on two events each day.