Let me introduce you to a country that has captured my heart a long time ago ~ lifetimes ago. Bhutan is nestled in the Himalayas between the two giants China and India is also often described as a jewel in the Himalayas. It is roughly the size of Switzerland, with altitudes starting from 150m and rising to its tallest mountain over 7000m. It is home of the snow leopard and the musk deer as well as many other species and even tigers have been seen at 4000 meters.
While most countries assess their wealth by measuring the Gross National Product (the total value of all financial goods and services), Bhutan instead counts its wealth by measuring Gross National Happiness. GNH means the creation of an enlightened society in which the happiness and well-being of all people and sentient being is the ultimate purpose of governance, including a sustainable environment. Bhutan’s social and cultural fabrics are woven closely with the spiritual traditions. The majority of the population are either Buddhist or Hindu. Animist tradition has subtly influenced these two faiths. Spiritual activities are a day to day living culture in this kingdom. This expression dots the kingdom in form of monument and prayer flags.
The small country of Bhutan is undergoing a rapid transformation. Since 2008, the world’s youngest democracy continues to be guided by the vision of Gross National Happiness. Founded by the wise lineage of kings and spiritual compassionate leaders, honoring all living forms.
In the last 10 years I have had many times the opportunity to visit this beautiful Kingdom. Through my involvement with the Nuns of Bhutan Foundation, the Bhutanese Government and the many Bhutanese friends, I have been introduced to a deeper knowing of this amazing country.
I am honored to share with you that precious jewel that is very close to my heart. I can show you more than just the tourist attractions. If you ever dreamt to go to Bhutan.... don't wait too long. The only constant is change and yes, change is happening rapidly in this country too.
Journey with Kutira to the last Jewel in the Himalayas. Have you ever dreamt of Bhutan? This is your calling! Space limited.
: Kutira Decosterd
Kutira Decosterd - Author, Teacher, Musician, and Artist
Born and raised in Switzerland, Kutira traveled to the East, where she apprenticed with many great masters beginning in the 1980’s. Meeting with Osho immersed her life into a deeper understanding of her being. This was to be the start of her mystical journey searching for deeper meaning and living life to its fullest potential.
In the West, Kutira studied transformational psychology. Using both Eastern and Western traditions enabled Kutira to work holistically with spirit/mind and body. Living in intentional communities has greatly influenced the way she designs her projects. She has been working Internationally with people for over 30 years. The essence of her teaching is presented through her work of Embodied Spirituality and Sustainability- the Awakening of the Eco Soul.
Kutira lives with her husband Raphael, an Internationally recognized musician, in Hawaii/USA. They are co-creators of the Maui Eco Retreat, a sustainable organic paradise in Hawaii, where they offer a deepening of their transformational work and teachings. Their students come from all over the world to practice the art of sustainable living and visitors are welcomed for a beautiful vacation.
Kutira has been a mentor to many students and teachers. Her ability to empower women and organizations, supporting ecological education and innovation, has been globally acknowledged.
Kutira is an entertaining speaker and presenter, as well as an accomplished teacher and seminar leader. Her guided meditations and self-help tools are widely used and loved by her students. She enjoys sharing her expertise with entrepreneurs, the corporate world, non-profit organizations and people committed to making a difference in the world.
Kutira is well known as a ‘Master of Ritual’, creating sacred space for celebratory events and life passages. Studying with various Shamans opened her deep understanding of our interconnectedness to Oneness Consciousness.
There is a certain “specialness” when she officiates weddings, land blessings, rituals, concerts and more. She has a natural talent for bringing a mature love into a ceremony that everybody can relax in.
She has been a student of Kumuhula Auli’i Mitchell, learning ancient Hawaiian music, chants, dance, and arts.
Her Sacred journeys to Bhutan and Bali empower and celebrate the divine feminine spirit. Her involvement with Her Majesty the Queen Mother of Bhutan has inspired her in supporting the Nuns of Bhutan and in bringing the sacred teachings to establish a direct lineage of women to women through difficult lifetimes. As a nurturer of the earth, she calls herself an “environmental spiritual activist”. She is passionately involved in supporting green buildings and the expansion of sustainability in America and Asia. She is a board adviser for the Himalayan Alliance for a Clean and Sustainable Environment in Nepal, a Green Dragon Protector of Bhutan and a founding member of Bamboo Technology.
Kutira embodies and teaches the Divine Feminine, this wisdom is important at this time and belongs to both men and women. Meeting with this remarkable women will awaken your Eco Soul.
“The Eco Soul remembers we are all one, interconnected to the web of life, honoring this precious planet we all share.” Kutira See more photos and other events by this presenter