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

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

​“If a shamanic tradition is shared in a discreet way and transmitted at the right time, it is not too late to receive and re-install what has been forgotten."
                                                                                                    Bhola Nath Banstola
                                                                                                           Nepalese Jhankri​

Drinking from the Same Spiritual Fountain:

Bhola Banstola,

Nepalese Dhami/Jankhri (Shaman)

23-27 May, 2018​

Aegina, Greece












Sandra Ingermann on Bhola Banstola :
"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 a true gift to receive a healing from Bhola. Do not miss any opportunity you have to work with Bhola !"

Sandra Ingerman, shaman, and author of 8 books including ´Soul Retreaval´and ´Medicine for the Earth´














Once upon a time, when every community included at least one








shaman, our shamanic Ancestors were constantly traveling, never staying in any one place for long.


One of the trails created by their travels stretched between prehistoric Greece, Central Asia, the Himalayas and as far as China. Eventually it became known as The Silk Road.

Each time the Ancestors moved on, they would leave behind some of their own healing practices, taking with them new teachings and skills learned from strangers.

On the road, these travelers integrated recently exchanged ideas, faiths and respective spiritual practices with their own traditions. By the time the Ancestors arrived in a new region, they embodied a new wisdom essence.

In this way, for 50,000 years or more, the powers of shamanism remained flexible, yet strong.

This is why many far-flung cultures with no previously known geographical connections mysteriously appeared to have similar shamanic practices.

In fact, these similarities come from a much earlier Time in ecstatic reality, when everyone’s integrative consciousness flowed from the same fountain.

This fountain is still the source of self-revelation and universal wisdom, and it is still the shaman’s gift to create a safe space where souls who are curious can let go and have first hand experiences with the spirits who support and guide each person in her/his own ways.

And although various spiritual traditions around the world may appear to be separate or different one from another, these are merely outward impressions. Behind the different clothing, offerings, dances and gestures, lies one vast spiritual community.

So that we may support each other in journeying to the original source—following whatever route we prefer—as we spread peace the world over, ultimately the sacred intention for this 2016 gathering in Greece is to increase understanding and impart the essence of spiritual teachings, not to reproduce any dogma, particular ritual or ceremony in a rigid way.

This was the mission of Abaris, an ancient shaman, whose route was a big circle from Hyperborea (the extreme north, the impenetrable Himalayan mountains), across the vast plains of Mongolia and Central Asia and as far west as ancient Greece, from where Abaris arrived just as Greek culture was beginning.

According to author, Peter Kingsley, Abaris was known in ancient Greece as an “arrow-circulator.” For two reasons: the speed and distance of Abaris' travels, and how he traveled, flying on a phurba--a special kind of triple-bladed arrowhead. (http://www.peterkingsley.org/) 


Examples of the phurba may be seen in Greek museums today.

In the lands from which Abaris came, shamans still use a phurba to overcome all kinds of obstacles and to penetrate all kinds of  boundaries, including being able to cover great distances quickly.

According to Kingsley's research, Abaris  was charged by Apollo (also a Hyperborean) to go to Greece and revive the essence of shamanism as practiced in the extreme North (Tibet, Nepal, etc.). 


Today, there is a resurgence of shamanistic practices around the world, spreading out from cultures where shamanism is still active and the purpose of this international gathering on Aegina in June, 2016, is to drink at the same spiritual fountain as Abaris and the Eurasian Ancestors who traveled the Silk Road long ago.

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Experience powerful guided journeys and rituals facilitated by an internationally acclaimed Nepalese Jhankri (shaman), who is descended from a family lineage of 27consecutive generations of shamans. ((75% of workshop content.)


  • Learn similarities between Himalayan shamanic practices and those of prehistoric Crete and ancient Greece.


  • Strengthen your connection to the source of your own spiritual essence while nurturing the current return of shamanism: what Bhola Banstola calls, “A common Human Heritage Site.”


  • Engage the meaning of your visionary experiences, translate them into a personal action plan and clarify how we may nurture a larger, diverse spiritual community. 

 
Workshop Tuition:  € 399

About Bhola Nath Banstola

www.nepalese.it/en


Workshop Location: Hotel Apollo, Island of Aegina, Greece.

Overnight Lodging Prices at Hotel Apollo, Aegina:

Double room: 85 Euros.

Single room: 50 Euros. (Includes breakfast and one other meal per day.)

Please contact us before booking your lodgings, to confirm that there is space for you in this workshop.


Scroll down for more information about the island of Aegina.

Workshop begins Thursday morning, June 9th, and ends mid-afternoon, Monday, 13th June, 2016.
 

Not Included in the Workshop Tuition Fee:

  • Transportation to and from Greece
  • Transportation between Athens, Greece and the island of Aegina
  • Overnight lodging costs.


Transportation Options

The island of Aegina may be reached via a pleasant, 45-minute ferry ride from Piraeus, the main port of Athens.


Via Athens’ clean, modern Metro, the port of Piraeus is approximately 30 minutes from the city center and 70 minutes from the Athens airport.

Please Note

  • All workshop sessions and written materials will be in English.
  • This event is not intended to be an introduction to shamanism
  • Basic knowledge and prior experience of shamanism are pre-requisites for attendance. Please contact us for details.
  • Participants will need to bring a drum and/or rattle.


Please contact us for details:
robinettekennedy@windstream.net