The results of the seminar
LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP FROM THE HIMALAYAS
„How to use your untapped potential of body mind and soul“
It was indeed a life enhancing if not a life changing experience in many ways. So first of all a great big thanks for giving me the opportunity and for the invaluable challenges and discussions along the trek.
The most positive moment (was) without any doubt, the companionship formed during the trek! I am actually missing our discussions and the friendship that to me became so much closer through the experiences we shared. Our little group was very good, sufficiently different to drive interesting debates and still not too far apart to allow us to truly understand each other as well.
The environment is somehow very conducive, there is a different kind of energy present in the mountains in Mustang, which has made it easier to open up and use the opportunity for a genuine exchange. My key learning is the insight on how important it is to deliberately create opportunities to experience similar (radical) things; (…)it needs to be time dedicated to “explore…”
Importance of giving enough space for the mind, working with it continuously and having powerful experiences to challenge the mind on a regular basis. (…)Thanks again Thomas for sharing that.
True awareness now about the trinity between Body, Mind and Soul. Under normal circumstances, one does not think too much about it but the experience helps a lot as it somehow, and don’t ask me how, made me very clearly aware of this holy triad!
c. Personal development.
Develop rituals and to celebrate things MUCH more than ever before. Our discussions have made it utterly clear to me, how important these things are.
d. Keep on working
on the holy Triad, trying to keep Body, Mind and Soul in harmony and to assign matters their “correct” values, in clear talk, let work dominate less. I believe never to have been particularly dogmatic, but our Trek, (…) has helped me
to be even less dogmatic, and I will be working further on the topic!
e. Short term actions:
Honestly, the value of the journey is more in long term re-orientation of my mind-set. The absolute success-factor in our joint experience was
in the group dynamics.
We were blessed to have such a small and truly versatile group, the various discussions, guided or not, were invaluable. Technically specifically it is easy to recommend, as we could not have had a better ground logistics and organization. I definitely intend to (come back) to Nepal at some point in time, and I absolutely wish to be able to take advantage of AD and Pasang’s superior services. They were just FANTASTIC!
Once again THANK YOU! I really truly enjoyed every single day of the journey and will certainly cherish many of the learnings for a long time to come and hopefully will be able to implement certain, lasting amendments into my own life as well.
A very special journey
The very first time I heard about the seminar trip to Nepal in February 2018, I knew right away: I had to do this. I didn't waste any time and registered immediately. To be honest: I did have a few reservations. This would be the furthest I ever travelled in my life and my foreign language skills – especially English – were on the modest side. I never ever regretted my spontaneous decision. All my expectations were surpassed. It was an amazing experience for me from the first to the last day.
Our small travel group got talking very quickly. The "tour guide" Thomas Oehler came up with new and interesting topics all the time that got us thinking abut our own objectives for the trip and beyond. I was totally impressed with our encounters with so many welcoming and open Nepalese. Every one of them has shown me in their own way, how wonderful Nepal really is. Even the stuffy and dusty city of Kathmandu has plenty of space for happiness and humanity.
And then there is the incredible nature of the country, once you leave the metropolis behind. I didn't need a smartphone or any other electronic means to keep me occupied (I had left it behind in the hotel safe in Kathmandu anyway as a precaution). Trekking across these amazing landscapes truly made me feel that I was in the here and now. All my thoughts and worries about work or anything else just disappeared. I was on the road I was supposed to be on. The days we spent at the Serang Monastery were an incredible gift. I know that I am just one of very few in this world, who will ever experience this place and this community the way I have. Thank toy so much, Thomas, for making it possible!
Nepal, its people and its natural beauty now have a permanent place in my heart and in my travel plans for the future.
Erik Lehmann, Business Owner, Leipzig
My trek to the Hidden Valley in 2018 was my second trip to Nepal. I had already hiked to Everest Base Camp with Thomas Oehler in 2011.
I love this country. The gigantic landscape amazes me every time. I feel tiny among the huge mountains, but at the same time I also feel like I'm part of the landscape. During the daily treks I had a lot of time to think - it's almost like a form meditation.
I find it fascinating how the group grows together over time and how I get to know the others in completely different ways to what I expected. The intensive interaction in particular gave me many new ideas and fresh perspectives.
The friendliness and the smiles of the people leave me longing for Nepal as soon as I get back home. You encounter poverty around every corner in Nepal, but also deep spirituality. Maybe they go hand in hand. Maybe owning so much blinds you to the essential things. I think we can learn a lot from Nepal...
I will definitely be back.