The ISIS School of Holistic Health

The soul's purpose is to awaken


Pilgrimage to Nepal and Tibet

19 Aug – 08 September 2020

Intention of pilgrimage: Spiritual Rebirth

We walk the path of the spiritual practitioner visiting ancient power points and sacred spaces in Nepal and Tibet. 

Our journey is the quest of the spiritual seeker, who surrenders to the spiral of life, follows the etheric energy of the land, practises teachings of inner transformation and strengthens the connection to their spirit and Divine power.


This is a journey we walk together as a group as well as individually, integrating the qualities of the enlightened mind through meditation, mantra practice, visualisation, shamanic ritual and ceremony. 


We will practice and share ancient teachings through story, Buddhist and sanskrit philosophy, mala practice and ancient Himalayan shamanism, to seek deeper understanding and open the gate for spiritual rebirth.


In Nepal we will follow the steps of Guru Rinpoche to sacred caves to receive empowerment and initiation and practice meditation in the sites where this enlightened Master practised. We will work with the Nagas, the caretakers of the land to offer thanks for the Earth and invoke their spiritual protection for our lives. We will circumambulate sacred Stupas while chanting, opening to the spiritual expansion offered by these places of power. 


In Tibet we start our journey in Lhasa, visiting the sites, monasteries and temples, that form part of the ancient pilgrim route. We will then travel by bus to Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash, the mountain of Demchok, representing supreme bliss, and at the same time the mountain of Shiva, the destroyer of illusion. It is also known as Mount Meru, the axis mundi. During the journey we will stop at various sacred sites, nunneries and monasteries to share teachings and practices, and immerse ourselves in the high vibrational energy of the land. At the same time, we open ourselves to the miracles that may happen along the way. Some sites that are not in the programme may suddenly open, whilst others may close. We will go with the flow and surrender to the wheel of life.  


Every step of our journey is guided through spiritual practices and a team of enlightened teachers in spirit that work with Bhola Bastola and Fotoula Adrimi, who have spent time meditating and channelling the guidance and spiritual practices that will bring this pilgrimage together.


Note: Although we will go to Mountain Kailash and conduct ceremonies there, this is not a trekking expedition. 

We will not circumambulate the mountain. We will aim to go to the first prostration point by eco-bus.  


The Facilitators:
The ISIS School of Holistic Health teachers: Fotoula Adrimi and Fi Sutherland
join with Himalayan Shaman Bhola Bastola in this pilgrimage of body, mind and heart


Fotoula Adrimi 
channel of the Living Light

Fotoula Adrimi has immersed herself in meditation and Buddhism since 2006. She has studied and received transmissions and empowerments directly from Tibetan Rinpoches. For many years she practiced Bön Buddhism. 


Her biggest gift is the teachings of the Living Light that come in many forms, including her shamanic work, mantra practice, meditation and The Path of the Living Light/The Path of ISIS which is an extensive body of work that she channels directly from ISIS, the ancient Egyptian Mother. 


Fotoula is a channel of enlightened wisdom and ancient beings of light, including awakened Rinpoches who work with her in spirit and come through her to teach her groups. During the pilgrimage Fotoula will be channelling teachings from these highly evolved beings, as well as sharing stories and leading spiritual practices.

Bhola Bastola  
Himalayan Shaman

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 and recognised by his elders to carry their message and healing traditions. He is a 27th lineage holder shaman. Bhola received his training from his grandfather who was a 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 been guiding groups to Tibet and Mount Kailash for many years.

Fi Sutherland
Meditation teacher

After studying Buddhism for over 20 years and meditating daily, Fi Sutherland went through a near death experience in 2009, while on pilgrimage in Peru. She awoke from the coma in the enlightened mind, with no thoughts or worries, with a deep inner knowing and incredible joy. This experience was a spiritual re-alignment with her authentic self.


Following a six month integration of her spirit back into the body, part of the conditioning came back, to help her function in everyday life. However, Fi has been working with meditation, the practices of the Living Light and Buddhism to awaken this time through the body, mind and heart, and integrate all three aspects of human life. Fi is a compassionate spiritual and meditation teacher, guiding people in spiritual practice, and helping them discover their own luminosity and radiance.

  

Practicalities

This pilgrimage is for all spiritual seekers who are called to further their spiritual path in a heartfelt way. If you have an inner calling to take part in this journey and you wish to participate, please email Fotoula Adrimi of The ISIS School of Holistic Health: ([email protected]) to express your interest. Later we will be in touch with details of price etc. 


Experience in meditation, spiritual practice and shamanic ceremony is recommended, but not required, as we will guide you through these practices step by step.


Please note that in order to stay in the high vibrational energy, hold the sacredness of the group as well as to avoid the physical effects of altitude sickness, we stipulate that all participants must not consume alcohol or any recreational drugs while on pilgrimage. Many Lhamas and Shamans may refuse to offer a ceremony or empowerments if they suspect that anyone in the group has consumed alcohol or is under the influence of substances. Despite a popular western view, the Himalayan shamans never use any hallucinogenics in their work. 

We ask you to respect their beliefs and do the same. 


Accommodation in Nepal and Lhasa is in twin rooms sharing, although a single supplement is available. In other remote places in Tibet there is not always western style accommodation available. There may be times when we have to share in 3s or 4s, or in larger dormitories. This can become as much an adventure for the soul as well as for the mind and body. We go with what is possible and surrender our expectations. Leaving our western comforts for a few days may become part of our spiritual experience!


For more information and to book please contact: [email protected]


May we all Awaken into the Living Light that we are