Nepalese Shamanic Weekend with Bhola N. Banstola


Join us for this two day workshop with Bhola. 

  • Saturday, June 12th: 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday, June 13th: 10am - 5pm


Experience 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 third 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 available

To schedule a one hour healing session with Bhola on June 11, 14 or 15 please send a non refundable payment of $90 to reserve your space. The sessions flled up very quickly last summer!

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.


Early bird discount of $225.00 applies before April 30 for full payment only. Please mail your non-refundable deposit check for $140.00 to hold your place made out to Lena Swanson with your address, phone(s), and email address to: Lena Swanson PO Box 18641, Saint Paul, MN 55118. You may also pay by credit or debit card by calling 651-206-0644. Further information and directions will be sent upon receipt of your deposit.


Class size is limited so it is recommended that you sign up soon!

Printable Flyer

For a printable copy of this event flyer click here: Nepalese Shamanic Weekend Flyer
(Adobe pdf file 3.89MB)

Class Fees

The cost for entire weekend with Bhola is $275.00.