Lujan Matus is offering private shamanic tuition in Nepal during May and June 2013.

There are limited places available for this special adventure, which may be a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.

Nepal is an ideal place to undertake shamanic practices as spirituality is deeply rooted in the culture. The Himalayas are highly revered as a source of energy and are alive with spiritual vibration.

For thousands of years sages, yogis and other spiritual seekers have retreated to its caves, mountains and ashrams in search of enlightenment. In ancient legends, it was taught that Shambala lies in the heart of the Himalaya and the Himalaya lie in the heart of many Buddhists, where Shambala exists.

A visit to the Himalayas will certainly be an uplifting experience for anyone wishing to transform their energy and heighten their conscious awareness.

If you have never undertaken a program with Lujan before he recommends starting with the Mayan Winged Serpent Series or the Windlock System. Tuition in Nepal will involve only one student a time so you will have personalized attention from Lujan for your training.

Visit Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites

A stupa is a symbol of enlightment and is one of the most ancient icons of Buddhism. Two of the largest Buddhist pilgrimages sites – Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath Stupas –  in the Kathmandu Valley attract thousands of people every day. The influx of large numbers of refugees from Tibet has seen the construction of over 50 Tibetan monasteries around Boudhanath stupa, which is a UNESCO Word Heritage Site.

Trekking in the Himalayas

Nepal has some of the best trekking in the world, to and around several of the world’s highest mountains, including Mount Everest.

Teahouse trekking along the main trails is the most common style, with decent lodges in every settlement. So it is possible to trek in comfort with minimal preparation, equipment and support. There is no need to camp and you can choose your food from a menu and have your meals cooked for you.

One of the most popular is the Annapurna Circuit, which is referred to as the “Apple Pie Trail”. This is because of the abundance of apple trees in this region, which the industrious locals have put to good use to prepare a variety delicious baked desserts.

Traditional Medicine

A visit to Nepal provides you with the chance to learn about Ayurvedic and Tibetan medicine.

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word meaning “the science of life” or “a natural way of living”. Ayurveda includes diet, herbal medicine, yoga and meditation.  The objectives of Ayurveda are to correct imbalances and restore health and harmony in the person.

Tibetan medicine is one of the oldest known medical traditions. It is a science, an art and a philosophy that provides a holistic approach to health care. Diagnostic techniques in Tibetan Medicine include visual observation, tongue diagnosis and pulse reading.

Tibetan medicines take various forms, from herbal decoctions, powders, pills and syrups, and are prescribed in small doses – the emphasis Tibetan medicine places on gentle treatment.

Shamanism in Nepal

Jhankris, as the Nepalese faith healers and medicine men are called, provide care to the local people. They say that “the way of the shaman is the way of love”.

Their approach to healing is to bring love, harmony and peace to those suffering from diseases of a spiritual nature.

The Jhankrini enters a trance by reciting mantras, burning incense, special breathing techniques and drumming. While in a trance they enlist the aid of animal spirits and healing energies to support healing of the patient.

Lujan hopes to meet you in Nepal to undertake shamanic practices that will enhance your energy and awareness.  Why not take advantage of this unique opportunity to become absorbed in the extraordinary power of the Himalayas, while learning techniques that will imbue your being with energy for a lifetime!