The Dhamma Mahi Vipassana Centre (Le Bois Planté, 89350 Louesme) is located in the territory of Champignelles in the department of Yonne (89). The nearest village is Villiers-Saint-Benoît (3 kms). The centre is 12 kms away from Toucy, 36 kms away from Auxerre, and about 170 kms away from Paris.
Students are responsible for organizing their own transportation to the centre, allowing sufficient time for bus, train and air travel so as to arrive at the centre on time.
If you have any problems on the way, don't hesitate to contact us – for contact details click here.
To reach the Dhamma Mahi shuttle:
If your are coming from Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle Airport:
If you are coming from Orly Airport:
ROUND TRIP = 50 €
SINGLE FARE = 30 €
Each starting day of the course (except Teen / Child Classes and Work Periods), a shuttle is set up from Paris to Dhamma Mahi.
For more information on how to reach the shuttle, you can print detailed sheets for each journey in A4 color format:
Shuttle also set up for returns at the end of the course (see below).
The journey takes between 2 to 3 hours, depending on traffic conditions.
Regarding the Work Periods and the Teen / Child Classes, there will be no Shuttle from Paris.
We invite you to favor carpooling.
A Laroche Migennes - Le Center shuttle can however be organized on Day 0, on request (by email, in your registration). Mandatory booking. Ditto for the return, to see on site with the Management of the Center.
Meeting at 3.30 p.m., station car park, exit on the Cheny side.
Wearing a mask is compulsory.
If there are more than 7 people, we will call on our usual service provider, and you will be asked for a contribution of 10 € per person, to be given to the Center Management on your arrival.
Thank you for coming with the extra.
For the conditions of carpooling, please refer to government measures.
There are Ride Share Boards on our website.
Regarding journeys to, or from Dhamma Mahi, there are two distinct parts:
This rideshare board is hosted and maintained by volunteers solely for the purpose of facilitating rides to Vipassana courses.
It is available as a service to students who wish to participate.
We cannot guarantee a ride, and we assume no responsibility whatsoever for the safety of participants, or for any problems resulting from participation.
- There are 2 "Louesme" towns in Bourgogne. The Vipassana centre is located in the Yonne / 89 350department (not in Côte d'Or).
- We recommend that you select on your GPS Villiers-Saint-Benoit (89 130) as your initial destination. Then in the center of Villiers, follow the signs "Centre Vipassana".
Coming from Paris
Coming from the South
Coming from South-West
Taxi numbers that know the area can be obtained by contacting the centre at [email protected].
Please note that for the moment we have no agreement with these taxis, and therefore no preferential rates.
If several people are obliged to take a taxi from the same place, we will do our best to put them in touch, so that they can share the costs...
Here are some examples of taxi trips:
To come by train to the region, visit the SNCF website: here