I invite you to join us for ...

A Spiritual Retreat with

Bhola Nath Banstola

Nepalese Jhankri  (Shaman and Healer)

Feb. 6-10, 2019

Cozumel, Mexico

You are the shade in the heat,
You are a shelter in the cold,
You are eyes to the blind,
You are a staff to the pilgrim,
You are an island in the sea,
You are a stronghold upon land,
You are a well in the wasteland,
You are healing to the sick.

You are the luck of every joy,
You are the light of the sun’s beams,
You are the door of lordly welcome,
You are the pole star of guidance,
You are the step of the roe of the height,
You are the step of the white-faced mare,
You are the grace of the swimming swan,
You are the jewel in each mystery.

                                     Old Gaelic Prayer

Bhola Nath Banstola is a documented, 27th generation healer whom I met in in New York in 2007, at a conference of shamanistic practitioners. There, during a ritual that Bhola performed, I experienced him transmit powerful spiritual energy. It was a life-changing moment for me. Since then, I have studied with Bhola in Maine and Canada, sponsored his 2014 retreat in Georgia and studied with him in Nepal. He is a generous healer/teacher, and I am honored to call him friend.


In 2015, there was a horrendous earthquake in Nepal. Not only did vast numbers of people (including shamans) and animals die, as Bhola puts it, " ... the earthquake moved many of the power places." This shook Bhola into his preserve the shamanic traditions of Nepal by bringing such knowledge to the west as a powerful way to heal the earth.


A biography about Bhola and his shamanic path will be out in January, 2019. Pre-order on Amazon: 


Bhola recently received the Society of Shamanic Practice's Eagle Award. Hear an interview with Bhola by Jaime Meyer, President of the Society. 


Join Bhola in beautiful Cozumel, Mexico and learn how to practice ageless shamanic rituals, journeys and ceremonies from Nepal, where powerful healing traditions are still alive. In this retreat, you will also have the opportunity to experience Bhola's gift of being able to directly transmit healing energy.

To learn more about what to expect inside the retreat, click here.
Robinette Kennedy, Ph.D

You are the shade in the heat,
You are a shelter in the cold,
You are eyes to the blind,
You are a staff to the pilgrim,
You are an island in the sea,
You are a stronghold upon land,
You are a well in the wasteland,
You are healing to the sick.

You are the luck of every joy,
You are the light of the sun’s beams,
You are the door of lordly welcome,
You are the pole star of guidance,
You are the step of the roe of the height,
You are the step of the white-faced mare,
You are the grace of the swimming swan,
You are the jewel in each mystery.

                                     Old Gaelic Prayer

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What the author, Sandra Ingerman, says about Bhola Banstola:

Bhola is an extraordinary shaman who is carrying down
a beautiful tradition that he was initiated into by his grandfather [when Bhola was ten years old.]

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 a true gift to receive a healing from Bhola. Do not miss any opportunity you have to work with Bhola!


Sandra Ingerman is the author of eight books on shamanism, including Soul Retrieval and Walking in the Light.

October, 2019

Dear North American Circle,

I am looking forward to meeting you in Cozumel and introducing you to the powers of some of the deities honored in our Dhami-Jhankrism (shamanic) tradition of Nepal.

For example, through journeys, songs and rituals, you’ll meet many Spirits, including Kali-Ma, the 

Mother Earth Goddess. We will experience her many aspects: as nurturing mother, she who dismembers and as she who manifested all beings and nature from the void. 

You will also learn how to create and work with the shamans' altar that becomes the center of the universe.

You will meet the Nagas (snake-like beings) who are the keepers of life. A joyful celebration to honor Kali and the Nagas will follow, as you renew your Shakti--
life energy--that will now be free of suffering.

During another experience, you will meet your highest, most radiant incarnation and transfigure and renewi yourself and the earth.

I will close the retreat with my own dance of pilgrimage and Siir Uthaunu, a ritual that raises the life force for protection, using instruments from the earth. 

Namaste from Nepal,

Bhola Nath Banstola

You are the shade in the heat,
You are a shelter in the cold,
You are eyes to the blind,
You are a staff to the pilgrim,
You are an island in the sea,
You are a stronghold upon land,
You are a well in the wasteland,
You are healing to the sick.

You are the luck of every joy,
You are the light of the sun’s beams,
You are the door of lordly welcome,
You are the pole star of guidance,
You are the step of the roe of the height,
You are the step of the white-faced mare,
You are the grace of the swimming swan,
You are the jewel in each mystery.

                                     Old Gaelic Prayer

You are the shade in the heat,
You are a shelter in the cold,
You are eyes to the blind,
You are a staff to the pilgrim,
You are an island in the sea,
You are a stronghold upon land,
You are a well in the wasteland,
You are healing to the sick.

You are the luck of every joy,
You are the light of the sun’s beams,
You are the door of lordly welcome,
You are the pole star of guidance,
You are the step of the roe of the height,
You are the step of the white-faced mare,
You are the grace of the swimming swan,
You are the jewel in each mystery.

                                     Old Gaelic Prayer

For Registration Details,

email Robinette Kennedy

Retreat begins after dinner Feb.6th, 2019 and ends Sunday morning after breakfast, Feb. 10th

To Register: Contact us to find out if there is room for you in the retreat. If so, c
omplete the Registration Form and send the full tuition payment via PayPal 

to: robinettekenndy@windstream.net. 

Confirmation: 
When we receive your payment and registration form, we will send you details about booking your room at the retreat hotel, information about traveling to and from Cozumel, and a list of what to bring to the seminar.
Four nights lodging, including all meals onsite: (Approx. $690, depending on the time of year) and
three days/four nights retreat with Bhola Banstola, including tuition, hotel room and meals.
Not included in the seminar price: 
Transportation costs to, from and inside Mexico. 

Costs of lost or delayed luggage. 
Items of a personal nature, such as excursions, medical care, additional meals, and beverages. 


Tuition Refund Policy​:
Written requests for refunds must be received before 1 January, 2019. Your tuition fee of $575, less $55 administrative fees, will be returned to you within 30 days. The price of this seminar with Bhola Banstola includes only the items, services and activities listed above. After 1 January, 2018, no refunds of any kind will be issued.

No price discounts will be issued for portions of the retreat in which you choose not to participate for any reason. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance before making your travel reservations.


Questions? Send us an email.