ADVANCED AND MASTER CLASSES
ADVANCED AND MASTER CLASSES
Explore the great initiations of shamanism and immerse yourself in the mythic realms of shamanic teaching. Deepen your shamanic skills and learn to work in sacred time, to read inside a person’s body and diagnose spiritual disease, and to help your most challenging clients navigate skillfully through their crises.
THE 2017 GREAT GATHERING OF SHAMANS
October 20-22 at Menla Mountain Retreat
Dr. Alberto Villoldo and The Four Winds Society invite you to join fellow students and graduates of the Light Body School for a weekend of celebration and ceremony. We will meet October 20-22, 2017 at Menla Mountain Retreat in Upstate New York to renew our collective power and vision at the 2017 Great Gathering of Shamans.
In this intimate retreat we will come together with renowned shamans and visionary speakers to explore the evolution of consciousness and the unlimited power of healing, and to become the dream-shifting shamans the world needs today.
This year’s keynote speaker, David Nichtern, will share the Shambhala vision and teachings – particularly the notions of pure perception, sacred outlook, and cultivating the heart of warriorship in challenging times.
Join us for fire ceremonies, despachos, movement, music, intimate dialogues and master sessions with Alberto, Marcela, Four Winds senior faculty Lynn Berryhill, Julie Hannon, Peter Bonaker, and Stephen Feely, and our very special guests: heavy metal detox expert Petra Kscheschinski and visionary musical artist Tina Malia.
This gathering of the tribe is open to students and graduates of the Light Body School and their significant others only.
Students and graduates $350
Family and Friends $550
This program is non-refundable. Lodging not included. To learn more about the property and view available lodging options, please visit www.menla.us. To book your accommodations, please call (845) 688-6897 ext. 7507.
David Nichtern is a senior meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. He was one of Trungpa Rinpoche’s initial group of students when he arrived in North America in 1970, and has been intimately involved in studying and presenting the Shambhala teachings since they first manifested in 1976. David has been the Director of Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont (USA), Director of Buddhist Studies and Practice at OM Yoga Center, and Director of Expansion for Shambhala Training Int’l.
He teaches meditation workshops and teacher training programs online and around the world. His book Awakening from the Daydream: Reimagining the Buddha’s Wheel of Life was released by Wisdom Publications in October 2016. David is also an Emmy winning, Grammy nominated composer, guitarist and producer. He is the composer of the classic song “Midnight at the Oasis” and has worked with a diverse range of artists including Christopher Guest, Maria Muldaur, Paul Simon, Lana Del Rey, Stevie Wonder, Krishna Das, Jerry Garcia, and many others.
Further your shamanic studies surrounded by the splendor of our mother Earth.