Wednesday, September 22, 2010


WHEN: Sat. October 9, 2010 from 8.00am to approx. 5.00pm

‘‘Yatra’’ is a sanskrit word meaning pilgrimage. I will lead a one day yatra in the Blue Mountains to nowhere in particular. This part of the Blue Mountains, Kings Tableland, is rich in Gundungurra culture and history. It is quiet and remote though accessible by two-wheel drive vehicles. It will be a day of silent meditative walking, meditation in country and some interpretation. It would be fantastic if some haiku writers came along to respond to this place. The walk is accessible to people of middlin’’ levels of fitness, as it is along fire trails and the gradients are gentle. There is a modicum of walking under powerlines, and a very small amount of off-track and rock- hopping. Stunning views of Kedumba (Jamison) Valley and Cox’’s River. Some people may like to camp on the Saturday night at the beautiful NPWS campsite at Ingar waterfall and swiming hole.

MEETING PLACE: Wentworth Falls, Stockyard carpark 8.00am

COST: $10 to cover basic expenses + dana

GEAR: Vehicles needed. Bushwalking gear for summer. I will send a list to participants.

I have been a student of the dharma for 33 years, many of them in the zen tradition. I am a walks leader with the Blue Mountains Conservation Society. I am writing a haibun, which is an exploration of Gundungurra past and present called: ““Into the Blue: walks in Gundungurra country””.

The coiled python
is sleeping off
two bulges

Nightcap forest, Yatra ‘‘09 D.L.