Pilgrimage to Nepal
11th – 24th March 2020
With musician & artist Jamie Catto
The first week we settle in beautiful locations surrounding the Kathmandu Valley and visit some of the most revered Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. The second week we hike in the foothills of the Himalayas, walking in the footsteps of fully realised yogis and yoginis, as we visit monasteries and nunneries that are nestled inside a ‘pure-land’.
The meditation theme will be weaved into our days, both in the Kathmandu Valley and in the Himalayan foothills, as we embark on an inner and outer journey through Nepal.
This pilgrimage will be jointly facilitated by musician & artist Jamie Catto and an experienced Himalayan Hermitage facilitator. The groups will hold the maximum amount of 15 people.
Jamie Catto – Creator, Producer/Director of the multi-award winning global 1 Giant Leap films and albums and founder member of Faithless is sharing from his vast experiences and will be co-facilitating this pilgrimage and will be leading uniquely transformative sessions daily. Drawing from the richly diverse wisdom, techniques and processes he has encountered during his ground-breaking filming, recording, philosophy voyages across all 5 continents, he is weaving creative techniques and exercises to spark both Professional and Personal breakthroughs.
– We are very excited to be facilitating this pilgrimage together for the first time!
There is no prerequisite for joining a pilgrimage, nor is it required to have any knowledge or experience with the practice of meditation. Simply, to have the wish to go deeper with one’s mind, and to have curiosity regarding its functions is enough. There is nothing religious about the practice of meditation or in visiting sacred places. In fact, there is nothing even Buddhist about it! The idea of pilgrimage here means that while we are exploring sacred sites, we are also investigating ourselves with a ‘tried & true’ internal/contemplative process called meditation. The practice of meditation is simply a tool to bring your mind back to a place of naked awareness, to a place of basic space with yourself and environment. It is simply a technique with which to uncover all the layers of hope, fear, grasping, and judgement that are all such strong habits which cloud the mind. With the practice of meditation we can learn to come back to ourselves, to become familiar with the groundless, unfabricated, and raw quality of reality.
Classes consist of flowing sequences, classical postures, core stability and postural alignment. As well as Pranayama (breathing techniques), relaxation and guided meditation. Her dynamic yet soft presence, coupled with her knowledge and sensitivity lead you through a practice that is genuine, personally rewarding, and well-rounded in every aspect.
To secure your place in this journey please visit the ‘Book a Journey‘ page and follow through the 3 steps explained.
We wholeheartedly look forward to having you on one of our journeys!