Shamanic Weekend with Bhola N. Banstola

BholaExperience a Shamanic Weekend with Nepalese Shaman Bhola Banstola

A rare opportunity to connect with an indigenous Nepalese Shaman for ceremony and sacred initiation! Bhola Banstola is a renowned international teacher and healer, and he will be bringing entirely new material on his second visit to Minnesota.

Bhola brings the art and wisdom of his ancestral Himalayan Shamanic Tradition to share with us on his second Minnesota visit. This experiential two-day workshop will be devoted to traditional Nepali shamanic healing systems and practices. On Sunday, Bhola will lead our group in conducting a sacred ceremony during the morning service at Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, promising to be an immensely powerful and transforming experience.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to be familiar with shamanic journeying for this workshop. If you would like to learn how to journey so you can attend, Lena is offering “Introduction to Shamanic Journeying” classes.

Bhola and Shield

Individual healing sessions, too!

To schedule a one-hour healing session with Bhola between June 15 –18, please send full payment of $90 as soon as possible. Sessions flled up very quickly last summer. Thank you.

About Bhola N. Banstola

Bhola was born in 1966 in the Bhojpur district of east Nepal. He was called by the spirits at a very young age to become a shaman and was initiated by his grandfather, who was the shaman of the village. Educated in Nepal and India, Bhola holds a Masters Degree in Cultural Anthropology from Delhi University. He is also a graduate in Naturopathy from the Indian board of Alternative Medicines in Calcutta. He is a respected teacher
and healer who also guides trips into Nepal, Tibet, India, and Bhutan.

Don’t Miss the Sacred Art Sale!

Bhola will bring selected objects with him to help support a Kathmandu children’s school.

Class Fees

The cost for entire weekend with Bhola is $250.00. This includes both sessions on Saturday and Sunday.


To register for this special weekend, please do the following:

  1. Click on the link "Sign up for Shamanic Weekend with Bhola N. Banstola" below. Enter your email, name and phone number. (This information will only be available to Lena)
    You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your class signup.
  2. Please mail a $100 non-refundable deposit check to hold your place. Make your check payable to Lena Swanson with your address, phone(s), and email address.  Mail your check to:
            Lena Swanson
             PO Box 18641

             Saint Paul, MN 55118

    If you would like to pay with a credit or debit card call me at 651-206-0644. Further information and directions will be sent upon receipt of your deposit.
  3. Lena will be in contact with you prior to the class.