2023, august, 17th to 25th
The Dharma Yatra is an annual 10 day silent walk, a meditative pilgrimage in the South of France. This year, it will be carried by Dharma Nature. Raphael, surrounded by a great team, is the main organizer.
This event is an opportunity to meet in simplicity, close to nature, to walk in silence, to listen to Dharma talks, to meditate, to participate in discussion groups, to have a little digital detox, and to meet meditation practitioners from many different countries.
It is also a participative event, and we will need everyone to help us create a beautiful, poetic and meaningful event. Even if some people have accepted to take specific jobs (registration, material management, preparation of the walks, administration, accounting, etc…), there is still everything to do on the spot (cooking, camp management, etc…), and we will make daily work groups. Thus, our spiritual search will be well balanced, between walks in silence, meditations, simplicity of being in nature, meetings , dharma talks, and service.
This time, we will not change camp (or maybe just once), to make the organisation lighter. There is a great variety of walks around, more then we need. The proposed location is the Lot, 30 km from Brive la Gaillarde near Martel, in the Vignon en Quercy. Since it is on a private land, with some shady spaces, we know that this time we can make it happen even if there is a canicule.
We will hike daily in silence through the hills to historical places like Turenne, Martel, L’oeil de la Doue, Cazillac, etc.
Our group will be smaller than the other years, we will limit the inscriptions to 80 participants. Children are welcome. There will be philosophy and meditation workshops for them too!
Denis, who started teaching at the Yatra in 2006, will be the main teacher, supported by Tala And Sumedha.
A non-refundable deposit of 150€/adult, and 100€/child will be asked at registration. We now that this amount will not be enough to cover all the costs, so a donation will be asked for at the end. In the same way, the salary of the teachers, organizers, and the support of the association are left on your freely given donation at the end.
Membership: If you are not yet a member of the association Dharma Nature, you will have to take it on arrival, it costs 10€ (free for children)
Organizin your trip:
Take into account that you have to bring your tent, camping material, plates and cutlery!
The camp will be near Cazillac (46600 Le Vignon-en-Quercy). The nearest train stations are Les Quatre-Routes, and Saint-Denis-Près-Martel. We will pick you up at 3:30 pm, and you will be driven back to the station by noon.
the nearest airport is Brive-Souillac
For Car-Sharing, you can visit this website: https://www.togetzer.com/index.php?view=organiser&slug=ygellw
If after having read carefully our description, you still have questions, please write to email@example.com
If, after having read carefully our exponations, you have questions about the registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once registered, you will receive more detailed informations.
Note about the registration process:
We apologies for using a french website for the Yatra registration. We know that it’s not so easy for non-french speakers, and have tried to make it as clear as possible . Take your time, be patient.
On this page, there is some explanation/translation about the registration on the helloasso website.
Click on “Participate” to register