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Nepal, the Heart of World Shamanism and Centre of Learning – Shamanic Pilgrimage with Bhola Banstola

September 9 - September 23

led by Bhola Banstola, Nepali Jhankri Shaman

  • Visit the sacred power places of Kathmandu Valley
  • Take part in Retreats with the lineage Shamans from different cultures
  • Participate in healing and other rituals 
  • Witness ‘Jhaak’  – altered consciousness, magical feats, and out-of-body experiences
  • Immerse yourself in the Shamans’  music, drum rhythms, dance, stories and mantra chants

Bhola and his team have taught and led these learning experiences for decades, working with the local Shamans to bring authentic Nepali Shamanism to participants from many nations.

The events are open to all. You may be sure of a wonderful welcome from the people of Nepal as they share their culture with you.

Nepal, the Heart of World Shamanism and Centre of Learning
September 9- 23, 2024

Since time immemorial, the Nepali people have preferred their habitations to be in the higher hills and mountains, far from the flat plains and close to heaven, to allow their souls to merge with clouds and otherworldly realms.

The towering height and vast open spaces of these uncontaminated terrains have influenced people’s characteristics, thoughts and ways of life for millennia.

The mountain deities and spirits are the grounding and protective forces that people invoke and propitiate in their everyday lives – whether to seek support or celebrate events. To these sacred lofty Himalayas, people embark on pilgrimages annually or semi-annually.

After spending two days understanding and exploring the Sanatana-Vedic-Dharma and Buddhist cultures of Kathmandu, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath, the participants are accompanied to a serene and nature-immersed village for a five-day retreat. Here, the Dhami-Jhankri-Shamans (men and women) help us understand and navigate through their initiation, apprenticeship, rituals, healing sessions, divinations, creation of sacred protective amulets, fire rituals and hot water cleansing rites.

After five days of intense retreat, the participants will hike to Changunarayan and Bhaktapur (approximately four hours excursion) and stay in Bhaktapur for three days and nights, visiting the Mother Goddess shrines, Bhairung temples and some local healers.

On returning to Kathmandu, the participants will visit Patan- the City of Beauty, Budhanilakantha, Swayambhu Chaitya, and other places- and offer rituals in the power places.

On the final day of the pilgrimage, empowerment and initiation will be bestowed.

For the reservation and detailed itineraries, please send an email to:

Bhola Banstola bhumi1008@outlook.com

Website for details: www.BholaBanstola.com

There are two other Nepal Pilgrimages in 2024: August 24 – September 8 and September 29-October 12 so see the website for info on those too.


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