My family puja, the annual blessing in Punakha, Bhutan

In Bhutan the annual blessing ceremony is a big gathering. The family puja usually happens in January – to Americans it’s something like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s all rolled into one. This year we all came to the family rice farm in Punakha. We spent three days celebrating, eating, praying, and playing. Only Lama D was detained in Nepal. This photo is from last year’s festivities. I chased this beautiful rooster all over the farm for three days. But he ran away every time, following his hens and pecking at rice and grass. Finally on the last day…

Continue reading

I arrive safely in Bhutan!

Leaving Santa Fe was bittersweet, after a wonderful visit of almost three months. I felt satisfied that my trip to the US was successful. I saw many loving friends. I was able to clear storage and give away most of my belongings. I got the new website up for White Tiger Bhutan Tours, and planned 10 new itineraries in Bhutan and Tibet with the tour director. I renewed my passport. Yay! I finished the final edited manuscript of my channeled book “Buddha Speaks”. And fortunately my dear friend Andrea Adler found a literary agent for my six books. He is excited…

Continue reading

Buddha Speaks Series, A Book Proposal from Srijana in Bhutan

Hello, I am Srijana, a Buddhist practitioner for almost 50 years. I live with my husband, Lama Dungtsho in Paro, Bhutan. My mission is to delve deeply into ancient truths to extract the inspiration and creative keys we need to transform ourselves in challenging times. My pdf book proposal is linked below. Thank you for your consideration. Srijana Paro, Bhutan Website: FiveSeasonsMedicine.com Email: jane@fiveseasonsmedicine.com Faceboook: Sri Jana: srijana1080 Skype: janebar108 Bhutan tel: 975-1796-7830 Overview of “Buddha Speaks” Four Products Buddha Speaks, Channeled Conversations with the Master. Buddha Speaks, Illustrated Quotes for Children and Adults. Buddha Speaks, Oracle Cards. Buddha Speaks, Weekly Oracle…

Continue reading

Christmas in Santa Fe, Dreaming of Bhutan

Hello friends, and happy holidays. I’m still in Santa Fe, and leaving for Bhutan soon. I gave Santa my Christmas wish. I asked him for a publisher for my books. Yes, this Saturday December 21st is the Winter Solstice, the shortest and darkest day of the year. I try to remember to be introspective and kind to people this week, because the lack of light and stirred-up tensions seem to make everything seem more intensely squeezed and strange. Every year during this time I feel quite volatile, like maybe I’m going to crack some days. But now I’m older and…

Continue reading

Design Your Own Bhutan Tour of a Lifetime!

A new concept in tours: *** Custom Eco-Tours to the Kingdom of Happiness *** Yes, we have tour packages. However we’d rather create a custom tour just for you. You can easily design your own tour. Here’s how:  First decide WHEN you’d like to come to Bhutan. Then choose your tour DURATION. How many days? 6 nights? 10 nights? 2 weeks? Decide your tour INTERESTS: What do you want to see? Do you want authentic culture? Buddhist monasteries? Pristine landscapes? Trekking in the Himalayas? Meet people making handicrafts? Visit a farm? See flowers? Or all of the above? CALL or EMAIL…

Continue reading

Come to Movie night Friday the 13th 6pm “Travelers and Magicians” by Rinpoche Khyentse

This is a reminder about movie night tonight! We’ll see an amazing movie by Rinpoche Khyentse Norbu. I’m a huge fan of this gifted Buddhist teacher and movie-maker. His most famous film, “Travelers and Magicians” is a charming story that takes place in the mountains of Bhutan, the Kingdom of Happiness. Yes, movie night is Friday the 13th at 6pm. I’ll make snacks including organic vegan cheesey popcorn and ginger tea. I expect it will be a quiet, intimate evening, and you’ll be home by 9pm. Kindly RSVP to jane @ fiveseasons medicine.com or use the contact form here, so I…

Continue reading

Heal Your Past Lives, a Book Proposal from Srijana in Bhutan

Hello, I am seeking a publisher for my book Heal Your Past Lives. I am also seeking a knowledgeable foreword-writer and book reviews. My mission is to show that it is possible to heal the body-mind-spirit permanently. I wish to empower people to recall their past clearly, painlessly and to discover well-being right now. I also invite a screenplay and movie of selected scenes, because these stories are powerful teachings for all people. Truth is far more fascinating than fiction. Even a master science-fiction writer couldn’t invent the amazing tales I discovered in our history. Click on pdf below to…

Continue reading

Giving Thanks, Offering healing treatments in Santa Fe

Happy Thanksgiving from Santa Fe! Thank you to all my family and friends in every part of the world for being part of my life. Yes, I’m still here working to finish my books. In the meantime, I’m also offering a wide variety of energy healing treatments in December. Then I will return to Asia, possibly for a very long time. The Bhutanese annual family puja (ceremony) happens in January, and I HAVE to be there! It will be a huge celebration on our red rice farm, sort of like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year all rolled up into one.…

Continue reading

Coming: Retreats and Tours in Bhutan, Nepal, Bali, Tibet

I’m excited to announce that Lama D and I are organizing a series of tours and retreats in Asia. We believe they’ll offer an ideal setting to get away and relax in a luscious environment, rewire the nervous system, network with others, and share inspired revelations about leading-edge concepts that are healing the world. We also feel this is a win-win-win solution to give people an opportunity to commit to their own transformation in a magical place of calm that’s free of everyday life pressures. And it will be possible for anyone in the world to participate, since visas to Asian…

Continue reading

10 reasons walking is the best medicine

  By Jane Barthelemy. I learned an important lesson while trekking on the Camino in Spain. I walked 125 km in 8 days, which is about 15 km per day. Some days it was 25 km, some days just 8. Oh yes, my body was tired, however my mind and spirit felt total joy and freedom! I walked carefully to stay balanced. My skeleton and musculature were gently realigned each day. Even better, I enjoyed a time of peace, a chance to be with myself away from WiFi, computer, and cell phone. I was weary and my feet hurt, however at the end of the…

Continue reading