The Inaugural Dharma Yatra in Oz
Yatra: a pilgrimage / walkabout,
this one had all the walking in silence.
Route: Northern Rivers NSW,
50 to 60 kilometres over a week. Dharmananda - the Forest Meditation
Centre Wallace Road camp - up the Nightcap track (Nightcap
National Park) to Doon Doon ridge - climbed Mt Jerusalem (Mt
Jerusalem National Park) - down to Clarrie Hall Dam - Midginbil
- Kungur - Mebbin State Forest - Mebbin National Park - Wollumbin
State Forest - Brays Creek Reserve. Overall - along the southern
rim of the old Wollumbin volcano, down through the old crater,
up the rim on the west then back to the valley.
Each day: Yoga, meditation period
with some guidance, pack up camp, put heavy gear in the van,
and set off. Late afternoon: come across the trucks and Sandra's
red kitchen caravan, set up camp. Night: campfire, more meditation.
Short dharma talk or dharma program.
Us: 30 to 40 of us. Organised
by Ronny Hickel and Emma Geraghty. Yoga teacher: Ronny. Dharma
teachers: Victor von der Heyde and Carol Perry. Nature guide:
Tim Lang. Helpers: everyone who was there.
More: Photos and haiku, Group photo, Poem
Full story (Lesley and Winton)