Residential Shamanic Workshop with Nepalese Shaman, Bhola Bastola
18:00, 27 June – 14:00, 30 June
18:00, 27 June – 14:00, 30 June
Shamanic teachers Fotoula Adrimi of The ISIS School of Holistic Health, and Maggie Carmichael of Bluebird DreamWeaver, co-organise workshops with Bhola Bastola, a Nepalese Shaman, to teach his indigenous healing and mystical traditions. Fotoula and Maggie have taken part in a shamanic pilgrimage with Bhola in Nepal and Tibet in 2014 and 2017 respectively.
The Workshop: Two sacred teachings of Nepalese-Himalayan Shamanism
Ma Kali – Mother-reliever of fear and bestower of Shakti & Sacred Naga Medicine.
During these four days of residential retreat, participants will be introduced to the 'mystery and sacred medicine of Nagas’ and the 'Mother-reliever of fear and bestower of Shakti: Ma Kali’.
The depth of wisdom of the powers of feminine deities, honoured in the Nepalese shamanic tradition, will be introduced shamanically and in ceremony. Through journeys, stories, songs and rituals you will be initiated to the three aspects of the Mother Earth Goddess. She is the one who manifested all beings and nature from the void and has the ability to devour disease and time itself. She also sustains Life as Nurturing Mother. Working with the wrathful form of the Goddess—Kali Ma, you will have opportunities to clear karmic burdens from your past incarnations and any burdens from this lifetime. A mandala will be built to honor Kali and we will learn three different ways to meet her.
Journeys to Nagas and ceremonies to honor them to bring balance, within and outside in the world, will be performed. As the keepers of the land, water and subterranean regions and in-between spaces, their role in the well-being and balance between the universe and human beings is very important. Group Naag Puja will take place by a water source for invocation and petition to these spirits.
A "Ceremony of Release and Letting Go" will be followed by a ceremony of joyful celebration as you enjoy a renewal of your shakti or life force energy, that is now free from suffering.
A shamanic Fire Ceremony will take place in one of the evenings.
At the end of the weekend the participants will learn and practice the "process of transfiguration”.
Individual empowerment and protection ritual will be followed by tying Pancha Rangi Dhago(five colored threads around the neck), thus concluding the retreat.
Prerequisites: A working knowledge of shamanic journeying is required. Fotoula offers in-depth workshops in shamanism and shamanic journeying, in Glasgow. Please contact her directly for details.
The Teacher: Bhola Banstola is a Nepalese Shaman, born in the foothills of Mount Everest in the district of Bhojpur. At a very young age, he was chosen by the spirits of his ancestors to carry their message and healing traditions and recognised by his elders. Bhola received his training from his grandfather who was a skilful and well-known local shaman. He has also studied shamanism with different teachers in Nepal, Northeast India, Bhutan and parts of Sikkim and Darjeeling.
Bhola was educated in Nepal and India and holds a Master's Degree in Cultural Anthropology from Delhi University. He is a graduate in Naturopathy from the Indian Board of Alternative Medicines in Calcutta and has conducted extensive research on shamanism within different ethnic groups and traditions in his native country as well as in India and abroad. Bhola has spent long periods with Shamans in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet being a bridge between worlds and cultures. He has made a documentary film of these healing arts, and has been working and teaching all over the world, including his native country, Asia, Europe and America.
Cost and bookings: Fee for the workshop is £495, early bird, before 31 October 2018, £460. Includes teachings, accommodation in shared rooms and vegetarian meals. Places are limited and reserved by a deposit of £250, which is non refundable and non transferable. To book your place, or for any further questions, please contact r Fotoula Adrimi: [email protected] http://www.theisisschoolofholistichealth.com
Sandra Ingerman's testimonial
"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 humour. Everyone I know who has studied with Bhola has loved his workshop. And it is a true gift to receive a healing from Bhola. Do not miss any opportunity you have to work with Bhola!"
Sandra Ingerman is a shamanic practitioner and shamanic teacher, and author of 10 books including
"Soul Retrieval" and "Medicine for the Earth".