Walking With Mother Nature

Walking on earth helps us to build a genuine relationship with the nature, at least with the nature of mother earth.

- His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa

A pilgrimage on foot is not uncommon among believers of different spiritual traditions. Hindus walk to the different sacred sites related to their gods, such as Shiva, Krishna and others; Christian pilgrims walk from their homes to Jerusalem; Muslim pilgrims walk to Mecca; and Buddhist pilgrims to the different holy sites blessed by the presence of the Buddha and the generations of enlightened masters.

A walking pilgrimage is like a journey from self to selflessness. We are able to observe the reality of life at a gradual pace and to realize the beauty of life in its simplicity. Planning a proper schedule is not necessary, we just had to accept whatever came our way.

2018 Odisha Pad Yatra

A Pad Yatra is not only a physical journey, but also an inner journey of transformation. When you are mindful of the detail, you notice the light come into the sky at sunrise, and how good the first sip of tea in the morning tastes. So find your own Pad Yatra, if you can – it will be the best workout that you can give your mind.

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The 16th Eco Pad Yatra

Come and walk with His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa and his spiritual entourage, in Odisha, to...


Where Are We Going

Scholars believe that Biraja (modern Jajpur) was a sacred land of Buddha Padmaprabha and the...


How To Get There

Since there will be a lot of complicated onground arrangement for the Eco Pad Yatra, interested...