October 14 ~ 29, 2023
I am beyond thrilled to present to you an opportunity to embark on a spiritually focused journey with me to Kathmandu, Nepal. This retreat was thoughtfully curated to offer you a deeply immersive experience in exploring Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. You will be nourished by beautiful landscapes, stunning architecture, exquisite artistry, and deeply enriching culture. You will be able to experience the mystical energies of some of the most powerful healing portal sites in the world, and learn of spiritual teachings directly from those who have dedicated their lives to mastering these ancients practices.
None of this would be possible if it weren't for this magical woman here. I cannot believe my good fortune in aligning with her, as she is the visionary that has been the mind, eyes, ears, and heart of creating this retreat. I am honored that she felt the call to give her energy to this collaboration and help manifest this once in a lifetime adventure for us.
Some of the beauty to be seen in Nepal
Our home base will be the beautiful Kopan Nunnery, where each of us will have our own private room and bathroom with western toilets and hot showers. Most of our meals will be provided by the nunnery, prepared and served by the nuns, and are vegetarian and nourishing. Our group will have 24/7 access to our very own Gompa (Meditation Hall), and we will have the pleasure of beginning and ending every day listening to the beautiful Buddhist chants by the nuns. We will also have a very nice tour bus at our disposal for the entire retreat that will be our means of transportation to all of the amazing sites we will be visiting.
Please understand that even with the best intentions, it is difficult to keep a schedule exactly as it was written. Things may shift and there will likely need to be adjustments in the flow of the moment, but for now, this is what we are hoping to achieve during our visit to Nepal. The actual retreat dates are confirmed.
Cost To Attend
$3333 Pay In Full ~or~ $3633 Payment Plan
(Payment Plan is $555 immediately and $513/month for 6 months, on 4/15, 5/15, 6/15, 7/15, 8/15, 9/15)
(Must be 18 or older to attend)
Please read the waiver & cancellation policy at booking carefully before applying. Here is a brief outline:
I will be accepting applications to attend until every seat is filled. Applications will be reviewed in order of submission. Please only apply if you intend on following through with attending and completing payments and travel arrangements. This includes having travel documents that are up to date and more than 6 months from expiring at the time of travel. A Covid vaccination or negative Covid test is required for entry into Nepal. If you are accepted those who chose to "Pay In Full" will be required to make your payment in full immediately, and those who choose "Payment Plan" will need to make a $555 deposit immediately and follow through with the $513 a month payment schedule. Those who are accepted after payments have been made will need to catch up with the payment schedule. A response must be made within 48 hours of approval or your placement will be offered to the next person. In the case of cancellation at anytime, all attendees will forfeit $555 of their deposit/payment even if you cancel in the case of an emergency. This is because it may be hard to fill your spot if you cancel and payments are made to vendors in advance to account for your attendance. The only way to receive a full refund is if every seat is eventually filled. Those of you who applied and do not get an acceptation letter will be put on a waiting list in case of a cancellation.
Other Things To Consider Before Applying
In case you are unaware, some of the toilets you will encounter in Nepal are “squat toilets”. Toilet paper is not flushed down the toilet but put in a bin. Wet wipes will be handy to have during the excursions. Bathrooms-
Water- you should try to avoid ingesting any water, or foods that have uncooked water in it. This includes raw vegetables that may have been washed with the water (like salads). Western bellies are not used to the contaminants in the water and you could contract a parasite. We will have medication on hand in case this happens. We will provide clean filtered water throughout your stay.
Culture- Be prepared to see cultural practices that are unusual to western standards. We are visitors, please be humble and be respectful.
Elevation- We will be experiencing higher elevations that can trigger asthma and anxiety so please consider this before applying. There are local herbs that help alleviate the symptoms, and people generally acclimate within hours or in the first few days.
Accommodations- While we are at the nunnery men and women will not be able to share rooms, or be intimate in any way, and there will be a modest dress code.
Jet Lag- Please consider wanting to arrive in Nepal earlier to account for jet lag. This is not a requirement, just a suggestion.
Video/Photography- I will be documenting this journey in both photography and video, and intend on making a documentary of the entire experience. I will be asking attendees to share their videos and photos for this project (if they are open to it), and may at some points ask some attendees to be interviewed along the way as their experience unfolds. No one is required to be interviewed but if you are unwilling to sign a video/photo release form or have a problem being filmed or photographed on occasion, this trip may not be for you. I will be respectful in sharing truly intimate moments and processes, and ask directly if such content can make final edits. We will try our best not to be obtrusive with filming.