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:
The shuttle from Laroche-Migennes to Dhamma Mahi is definitively cancelled.
From January 2020, each starting day of the course, 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:
. Join the shuttle from the Porte d'Orléans Metro station
. Get to Porte d'Orléans Metro from all Paris train stations:
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.
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.
The GPS coordinates of Dhamma Mahi are: 47° 46 minutes 45 seconds N and 3° 10 minutes 3 seconds E (N 47.77719°, E 3.16980°).
- There are two "Louesme" towns in Bourgogne, the Vipassana centre is located in the Yonne department (not in Côte d'Or).
- We recommend that you select on your GPS, Villiers-Saint-Benoit as your initial destination, and then only use the indications given above. Otherwise you may risk, with some GPS models, to be taken along routes that are not really fit for cars.
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
|DEPARTURE from Paris||ARRIVAL in Saint Fargeau|
|Wednesday, Thursday and Friday||16h00||19h00|
Please note: The arrival time of the Wednesday bus is too late for the beginning of the course.
The bus leaves from Paris at Place d'Italie, opposite n°12, near "Café de France" to Saint-Fargeau, place de la mairie (25 Euros).
Check the schedule as it may change without notice and tell us when you arrive so that you can fetch you.
Bus company : Voyages 2000 - phone : 03.86.74.07.51
|DEPARTURE from Saint Fargeau||ARRIVAL in Paris|
|Thursday and Friday||08h30||11h10|
Departure from Saint Fargeau, place de la mairie, to Paris Place d'Italie, opposite n°12 Café de France (25 Euros).