In September 2011, Kundun and Brahmadev traveled to Oregon were they met some exceptional people :
Lama Tantrapa in Portland
Lama Tantrapa is a Buddhist monk who practices Tibetan shamanism and dream yoga. He is also an internationally renowned Qi Gong teacher. He trained us in Qi-Dao (which is the natural form of Qi Gong) and in Dream Yoga.
In Portland we visited the Japanese Garden with him. This was a peaceful place that gave us the chance to discover the true art and culture of the Japanese garden.
Sweet Medicine Nation
We went to Haven Deer to meet Sweet Medicine Nation.
Sweet Medicine Nation is an artist, teacher, and storyteller who shares her teachings with passion, kindness, eloquence, wisdom, and humor. She enlightened us to the sacred realities that are present everywhere. She teaches and directs workshops all over the world related to the anthropology of cultures and religious symbols.
She is the founder and executive director of the Four Winds Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and preservation of Indigenous culture and wisdom which is a part of our global family.
But Sweet Medicine Nation is most of all a remarkable Shaman descended from two lineages: Chicksaw and Choctaw. She has been honored as a delegate to the Indigenous Congress of the Americas, and is a respected healer.
The Four Winds Foundation and its founder fight for greater respect for and attentiveness to nature, so that humans learn to reconnect to the earth and the 4 elements. They are actively working on the respect and preservation of water resources: “Water is medicine,” she says. “We have oceans, rivers, and streams running through our body.”
Haven Deer is a majestic place at the foot of the magnificent yet severe Three Sisters peaks in Oregon. This is where the Four Winds Foundation community center and Sweet Medicine Nation’s home are based, and this is where we had the pleasure of meeting her.