Sacred Shamanistic Experiential Pilgrimage to Nepal-Himalayas!
September 17-30, 2017
This study trip is focused on sharing-teaching multi-ethnic, multi-cultural rich shamanistic healing traditions of Nepal-Himalayas. During your sojourn in Nepal you will have the opportunities to learn in-depth shamanistic healing practices indoor in a beautiful conference hall created for this purpose, outdoors in the sacred places and Nature.
We will be visiting shamans in their houses for consultations, divinations and healing who carry long lineage wisdom and knowledge.
This program is articulated in such a way that you will have four to five days full-immersion on indoor experiential classes with healing rituals and ceremonies; visits to sacred places to offer prayers and ceremonies; trekking to the village and study with the local shamans; visits to power places and temples; medieval palaces and squares, etc.
This experiential trip is open to all who are ready to experience!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 THRU SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
Throughout your stay, Bhola Banstola—an experienced guide and traditional Nepalese jhankri/shaman, will personally guide you around Nepal.You will be meeting shamans of different ethnic backgrounds (both men and women) in their healing spaces. This trip is focused on sharing/teaching multi-ethnic, multi-cultural rich shamanistic healing traditions of Nepal-Himalayas. During your sojourn in Nepal you will have the opportunities to learn in-depth shamanistic healing practices in a beautiful, indoor conference hall created for this purpose, outdoors in the sacred places and temple complex and Nature. We will be visiting shamans in their houses for consultations, divinations and healing who hold and transmit long lineage wisdom and knowledge. The program is designed in such a way that you will have four to five days full-immersion on indoor experiential classes with healing rituals and ceremonies; visits to sacred places to offer prayers and ceremonies; power places and temples; medieval palaces and squares, etc.
Participants will be trekking to village/villages and sacred mountain up to the altitude of 3000-3300 meters. We will be walking through the villages and forests for two days with a walking duration of 6-8 hours. During these days either we will be sleeping in our own tents or in Home Stays with families. All the meals will be cooked by our expert chefs and cooks and your bags and everyday necessities will be carried by porters.
As this trip is proposed during the Dasain, a national festival of Nepal which corresponds to the 9 days dedicated to Goddess Durga and her 9 emanations, we will be working on myths, rituals, and healing aspects associated with her feminine power. We will participate with locals in visiting temples and power places /shakti pithas to make offerings and receive blessings.
While in Kathmandu we will be visiting three or four different shamans from different backgrounds and lineages. We will be visiting all the three cities of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, temples dedicated to different deities, Pharping, Chobar, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath/Monkey temple, Boudhanilakantha/Reclining Vishnu Temple, and much more. (we will focus on visiting sacred places which are specifically connected with healing.
In Kathmandu we will be using Apsara Boutique Hotel (www.apsaraboutiquehotelcom), a brand new property with garden restaurant and conference-retreat facilities.
We prefer to work with small groups so that each participant have ample time to discuss and share experiences with the teachers and shamans and the group.
Here is an article from Sacred Hoop describing the shorter 2012 trip to give you the flavor of Kathmandu: “Lotus Lakes and Mountain Gods” Sacred Hoop, 79.”
For more informations about "EXTENDED Shamanic Immersion Tour, September 17th- September 30th" send an email for cost of the trip.
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
- full board trekking (tents, mattresses, meals, porters, entrance fees and trekking permits included)
- all entrance fees to temples, palaces, squares, monuments as indicated in the itinerary
- all transportations by private vehicles from the time of arrival to the time of departures unless you have a specific place to visit
- most of the meals are included
- facilitations and interpretations during visits to shamans
- all necessary materials during the classes and conferences
- all the items and materials needed for ceremonies and rituals
- a special bag with Nepali Shamanistic healing sacred objects
Healings may be arranged for a small additional fee.YOUR ROUND TRIP AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE:
- your international flight ticket to and from Kathmandu from your home country
- health, baggage and trip cancellation insurance
- some meals
- drinks, laundry services and expenses of personal character
- rescue services in case of natural calamities or ill-health during trekking
- tips, gratituties, and perks
- all that is not mentioned under the clause ‘what is included’
- mountain flight to see the Eastern Himalayas including Mt Everest for 1 hour
- private healing sessions and consultations with shamans besides the sessions in the itinerary
- if you like to extend your stay for trekking or rafting or visit to neighboring Tibet or Bhutan or India, we can make all necessary arrangements
REGISTER NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
Limited to only 20 participants.
The first payment by the time of registration and confirmation.
The 2nd payment by the end of June
The final payment in person in Kathmandu on arrival.
- There can be variations in the program due to the availability of shamans in the field or any kind of unavoidable circumstances. We need your collaboration!
- If participants have any physical, mental or any kind of health issues, please indicate while enrolling.
- If you have any food issues, or allergies, please let us know in advance.
- This program is open to anyone who is willing and open for the experience.
Your host, Bhola Banstola is a traditional Nepali shaman or jhankri. With his wife Mimi, he has been organizing this type of sacred trip to Nepal for over twenty years. Their work is not only focused on shamans of Nepal but also about culture, tradition, folk religion, art, history, myths, historical sites and healing stories. Along with their Nepal journeys, they have guided groups for trekking in the Himalayas, sacred pilgrimages to Mt Kailash and Tibet, different parts of India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Thailand, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. For more information about Bhola and his Nepali shamanic traditions, please read this article.
For details, please write to:
www.nepal-shaman.com (English section: TRAVEL)
Book your flights early as this is PEAK SEASON in Nepal!
Testimonials and impressions on Bhola's work:
Bhola is an extraordinary shaman who is carrying down a beautiful tradition that he was initiated into by his grandfather. Bhola is a true example of a shaman who can walk into a room and uplift everyone and transform by his presence of light and love. His teaching style is filled with love, clarity, truth, wisdom, and humor.
Everyone I know who has studied with Bhola has loved his workshop. And it is true gift to receive a healing from Bhola.
Do not miss any opportunity you have to work with Bhola!
Sandra Ingerman, author of 8 books including
"Soul Retrieval" and "Medicine for the Earth".
Bhola is a shaman of deep power with excellent boundaries and a great heart.
His teaching style includes generations-old Nepalese shamanic practices, blended with traditional stories, healing rituals and journeywork. His mastery of English makes learning with him quite easy. His students and healing clients feel safe, encouraged and honored. Indeed, Bhola has a genuine gift for treating people with heart-felt kindness and respect.
Participants leave his programs filled to the brim with sound wisdom and shamanic rituals that they can easily integrate into their own lives.
His classes are so popular that we often have to turn people away!
Evelyn Rysdyk and Allie, Spirit Passages
Bhola is the best advertisement for the benefits of leading a shamanic lifestyle I have seen.
He left us with an inspiring but visceral, tangible sense of how to foment peace and harmony in our own lives as a way to create spiritual democracy wherever and however we live.
Don’t miss an opportunity to experience his many gifts.
Robinette Kennedy, Ph.D. Clinical Anthropologist
Bhola is authentic, skilled, open, wise, respectful and a profound healer. People come back to his retreats and for private healng sessions over and over again, because of the many gifts they receive from his teachings. We hear from group participants though out the year that working with Bhola has been a highlight in their spiritual journey.
We are honored to be able to assist him in giving his gift to the world.
Victoria Wilson-Jones, MS, CHt, CCE and Steven M, MD
I have never seen a teacher offer so much of himself and of his traditional healing techniques. He raises the vibration of the space he occupies to the point that we felt as though we were in the sacred space of the Himalayas.
He is thorough, clear, easy to understand, and “the real thing” as we say. He is kind, effective, and without ego.
Lyn Birmingham, Spirit Moon Shamanic Community
I can tell to you that Bhola not only is an excellent instructor, but he patiently assists each individual in their quest for shamanic knowledge. He always has time for anyone who searches him out for special attention.
I have read many student evaluations of Bhola’s performance, as a workshop leader, and there is unanimous agreement that he has not only met their expectations but always has exceeded them. I have had my own healing sessions with Bhola and they have been life changing events.
He is a man of wisdom, compassion, knowledge and empathy for everyone that he meets.
Bhola is an exceptional teacher. His ability to weave stories with practical information engages all learning styles. Based on this foundation, the experiential portion of his teaching through a shamanic journey becomes extraordinary. Bhola is also a remarkable healer.
He gives more than 100% to each client and based on client feedback, knows exactly what is needed to support a healing process. Although Bhola has a vast depth of wisdom, he endears himself through his humor, natural curiosity and easy-going manner.
The greatest compliment I could give of Bhola is “do not miss an opportunity to be with him.
Regina Roman, Spiritual Life Guide, Event Organizer