The Shaman & the Medicine Buddha
May 2016
Shenphen SamdupMarcela Lobos

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The Shaman & the Medicine Buddha

May 06, 2016 – May 08, 2016
Rhinebeck, NY
Alberto Villoldo, Shenphen Samdup, Marcela Lobos

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Are you ready to change the world and illuminate countless beings with your awakening?

Tibetan Bon Buddhists believe that when you awaken to your primordial nature, you cure all suffering. Andean shamans teach us that One Spirit Medicine is the only cure for the only ailment there is—even if it has a thousand symptoms.

In this experiential workshop, we delve into ancient teachings from Tibet and the Americas, practice the Medicine Buddha mantra and long-life mantra, explore the healing practice of illumination, and learn tantric techniques used by masters to merge with the deity and the divine.

As we attain the skillful means to realize the primordial awareness of a shaman-healer, we gain the tools and wisdom needed to travel to and heal the karma from this and previous lives, and to ensure a good rebirth—even in this lifetime.


Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:

4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 P.M.–10:00 P.M. Fire Ceremony
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop and is not available on the Rhinebeck Campus until May 20, 2016 . If you have extenuating circumstances please contact Omega Registration at 877.944.2002.


Alberto Villoldo, PhD, a medical anthropologist and psychologist, has studied the spiritual practices of the Amazon and the Andes for more than 30 years. He is founder of The Four Winds Society and author of numerous best-selling books, including Shaman, Healer, Sage; Power Up Your Brain; and Courageous Dreaming.

Shenphen Samdup

Shenphen Samdup is a monk and scholar of Bon Buddhism, and is currently the abbot of a Bon Monastery in Bhutan. “Sam” was raised at the Menri Bon Monastery in India, under the tutelage of H.H. the Menri Trizin, and has been a visiting scholar at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York and the Smithsonian Institute.

Marcela Lobos

Marcela Lobos was born and raised in Chile, where she leads expeditions, working primarily with women shamans who belong to a matriarchal society that maintains the wisdom and passion of Mother Earth. She is also involved in many events, courses, and expeditions as a senior staff member at the Four Winds Society.