About Me

My name is Lance Collins. I grew up a few miles from the beach in Southern California in the 1960s. When I was fourteen, our family moved to Venezuela. A completely new world opened up when I became an apprentice guide near Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world. Returning to the US at the age of 22, I felt like an alien in my own country. For a several years I did not fit in, until a horseback riding accident in Mexico literally catapulted me into my career as a holistic health practitioner. Over the next twenty years, a series of healers mysteriously appeared to help me deal with my constant back pain. They shared their wisdom as well as their skills. My understanding of human nature, health, and healing went to a much deeper level as I listened to their stories. I learned that healing physical pain was just the beginning.

Fifteen years ago, I met a group of Thai Forest monks at monastery in San Diego, California. There was something about these guys that compelled me to take a honest, hard look at myself. As my spiritual practice deepened, I realized I needed to place myself in the right environment to make another leap in my understanding of life, and that place was Asia, where I currently live.

Sunset at Jhong Gompa.

Mustang, Nepal

Sunset at Jhong Gompa.

Mustang, Nepal

Master Lim and I at Sia-La Guesthouse.

Ladakh, India

Thai Buddhist Ceremony at Monastery in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong

Working with monks at Jhong Gompa.

Mustang, Nepal

With camels on the Silk Road in Nubra Valley.

Ladakh, India

Trekking near Hanupatta on the way to Lamayuru.

Ladakh, India

Singay La Pass.

Ladakh, India

With friends outside of Pokhara.

Pokhara, Nepal

Working with horses.

Bonsall, California

After puja with friends in Thame.

Khumbu, Nepal

With Phra Ek near Varanasi.

Varanasi, India

With laylama in Lamabager.

Lamabagar, Nepal

Tuk Tuk outside of town.

Luang Pra Bang, Laos

Laylamas House with Mahakalas.

Lamabagar, Nepal

2300 year old Ashoka Pillar in Vaishali at Sunset.

Vaishali, India

At Choyu Base Camp.

Gokyo, Nepal

With Muslim boy in Leh.

Ladakh, India

With Than Kek and Phra Thana.

Kathmandu, Nepal

Working with horses in Tso Morriri.

Tso Morriri, India

At Renjo La Pass with Everest in the Background.

Gokyo, Nepal

Sunset at Tengboche.

Khumbu, Nepal

Doing cranial sacral with the Abott at Jhong Gompa.

Mustang, Nepal