Sandra van Reenen
In terms of what I expected, I received this, therefore rating 5/5 calibrated to my expectations. My lifelong aspiring adventure into the unknown majestic of the Himalayas, first-ever trip to India, was enhanced through my intrigue by the entire concept of BuddaHall - simple; researched online - a welcoming, calmly energised, mystically peaceful, relaxed and rejuvenating learning centre. Nestled on the main street Bahgsu Nag, Dharamshala, India; the place is adorned in its surroundings by multitudes of colour, touristic inspired shops, bustling people, distant traffic hoots echoing the valley, rumbling morning thunder, soothing monsoon rainfall intermissions, mysterious mountainous intensity and serene overhead eagles pitched whistling in the distance, simply simplicity. This special place is not for egotistical. The place creates the tone, yet the trainer creates the inspiration and value of this more than once must visit place for learning. My initial telephone conversation when arranging my journey was welcomed by Usha Dobhal (Reiki Grand Master), Co-Director and a Founder of the Buddha Hall. Immediately I was re-assured exactly what transpired throughout my entire visit. I experienced what I expected! My hesitance in venturing to the absolute unknown as a single woman traveller was acknowledged and highly respected. Even though I was attending a non-residential programme, accommodation available was offered; I enjoyed myself absolutely resting in an immaculately clean, secure, basic necessity. Myself, a natural-born and experienced trainer, I identified the absolute true passion by Usha during her Reiki training sessions, a quality rarely found except in truly inherent trainers. I was inspired by her genuine warmth, intensity, energy, motivation and true ability to connect her knowledge of course content through her many lived experiences within the diverse group of us attending the training. A true trainer avoids recall by the book; definitely my experience in buddhahall.com.