Hiking as pilgrimage for your personal transformation
On a tourist trip you look forward to what you will find at your destination: relaxation, experiences, beautiful views, entertainment, adventures, nature and sun, leisure and sporting activities, distraction from everyday life.
During a hiking tour or a pilgrimage, on the other hand, you stay on the path in the here and now, uncertain but with open mind for what is happening in you or what will come “around the corner”. One is without expectations, sometimes dreaming, then perceiving in full consciousness. The movement process and the inner process of sensations (pleasure or pain), thoughts and new perspectives is more important than what awaits you at the destination of the way.
As an experienced pilgrim on the Way of St. James or Camino de Santiago, I am available as a companion. I give impulses to listen into your body and mind, to develop mindfulness, gratitude and joy for the path as well as to endure pain, resistance and stagnation first in order to accept it and then to convert into something new that would like to come.
In an orientation talk we clarify your intention, location, duration (1-3 days) and scope of the tour. There are pilgrim paths everywhere – also near by you!
Educational trip to Bhutan*
You would like to learn from Far Eastern role models to enrich your leadership skills or for your personal development process, for your commitment? You are interested in the holistic, spiritual values in Bhutan – a country in the Eastern Himalayas, whose government focus on happiness as common good and as a measure for development and growth, instead of purely monetary indicators? My partners in Bhutan and I put together your personal educational travel package for 1 – 15 participants.
We bring you into contact with people in their everyday life and we facilitate the exchange with political, entrepreneurial and spiritual leaders of the country. In connection with the breathtaking nature and the lively, centuries-old Tibetan Buddhist culture, we enable spiritual, meditative experiences and / or encounters with mindfulness practices and value-oriented, holistic leadership practices in education, business, ecology and politics.
Your program will be individually tailored to your personal intentions, your resources and your needs.
*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Bhutan, as in many regions in Asia and Pacific region, there is currently an entry stop. This will not be lifted before mid of 2021. But a Himalayan trip needs to be planned carefully and for the long term, and our team is in close contact with experts and local partners when it is possible to plan again. Talk to me at any time to understand the current status (as of January 2021).