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 16th to 24th of July 2024

registration opens on 10th of  April


The Dharma Yatra is an annual 8 days silent walk, a meditative pilgrimage in the South of France (Lot, 46).   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.

A participative event:

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.

Meals: This year, our kitchen team wants to offer an entirely vegan cuisine. Great care will of course be taken to ensure that dietary balance and diversity are respected. This is an opportunity for those of us who are not yet familiar with this approach to food to experience good meals without animal products.

A nomadic Yatra:

This year, we’re planning to give the Yatra a nomadic feeingl again! We hope to be able to change camps two to three times (so three to four camps)! Of course, this will depend on the weather and the number of participants, because it takes a lot of people to move a camp!

The location: It is in the Lot region, and the arrival land is 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.

Children are welcome. There will be philosophy and meditation workshops for them too!

Teachers: Denis, who started teaching at the Yatra in 2006, will be the main teacher, supported by Tala And Sumedha.

Price: -A non-refundable deposit of 160€. This sum will not be sufficient to cover all costs, and a donation will be requested at the end of the Yatra.

-Similarly, your financial support, in the form of a free donation, will be needed to pay the organisers and teachers, and to support the association.

If you are not yet a member of the association, you can take out your membership when you arrive at the Yatra, which costs €10 (it is free for minors).


The price is the same for children as it is for adults, because children actually cost more than adults (mainly because of the need to hire a special vehicle to transport them). However, if this makes the Yatra financially inaccessible, then you can use a promotional code to reduce the cost of their registration to €100. Enter the code 1ENFANT, 2ENFANTS or 3ENFANTS depending on the number of children you are registering.


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:


If after having read carefully our description, you still have questions, please write to

Note that once registered, you will receive more detailed informations.

Assistant cook: We’re looking for one or more assistant cooks. In exchange for working part-time in the kitchen (so you can do half the walking), we could offer you a free Yatra. If you are interested, please write to

REGISTRATION: Open on the 10th of April

For your registration, click on the button “Participer”. Although the instructions are in English, the template of the ticketing website is in French. It is very possible that your browser can translate it, but you can also download the instructions.
For us, it’s important to use it, it’s really easier for our accounts, an to gather all information in one place..

In order to help you, you will find some translation of the sentences which posed some difficulties by clicking here to download the document. 

Note: In case your payment card does not work (it has happened a few times), try another one if possible. If nothing works, you may use the promo code TRANSFER, and you will skip the payment section. But then, you have to send the payment via bank transfer or Paypal , and also to send a screenshot of your payment confirmation to the organiser . Your registration will be secured only once we receive the screenshot. But please try first to pay via Helloasso, it is much much easier for us.


Please note that if there are no places left for children, you can send an email to specifying the age and sex of the child you would like to register. You will be notified as soon as a place becomes available.