Broughton Coburn's unusual, illustrated lecture program, Aama's Journey, headlined America's Knife and Fork Clubs (35 appearances) and has thrilled museums, associations, social groups, universities, schools, libraries and professional societies across the United States. Coburn, a best-selling author and Harvard graduate, has spent two of the past three decades in Nepal and the Himalayas. If you are looking for a reasonably priced, budget speaker with a professional delivery and an engaging message, this program is guaranteed to suit your event's needs. And, the Aama's Journey program can act as a perfect complement to Coburn's other illustrated program, Everest: To the Top of the World.

In Aama's Journey, the audience is taken on more than an unusual travelogue. Beginning in Aama's subsistence farming village in the foothills of the Himalayas -- where she took in Broughton Coburn as her adopted son -- we are immersed in the cosmology, philosophy, hopes and humor of a woman with virtually no exposure to Western civilization.

In 1992, Aama turned 84, a watershed year sanctified by a long-life ritual that relieves the elderly from further worldly duty - the perfect time to go on a pilgrimage, to travel on a circuit of holy sites.

That's when Aama came to America.

Along with Coburn and his girlfriend Didi, Aama sets off on an odyssey that evolves into a 12,000 mile search for the soul of America. Aama visits cities, advises farmers, kisses a killer whale, bathes ritually in the ocean, rejoices in Disneyland, gambles in Las Vegas, meets with Native Americans, finds kin among the Hutterites, and prays at Old Faithful. Aama's reactions to our country are amusing, surprising, and sometimes disconcerting, yet we find that her emotions and sensibilities are not unlike our own. Aama is a universal spirit, and she has discovered the vitality and sacredness that surrounds us and breathes within us.

Aama's Journey: A Pilgrimage Between Continents and Cultures is a touching pictorial excursion into and beyond the two books that are based on this program, Nepali Aama: Life Lessons of a Himalayan Woman and Aama in America: A Pilgrimage of the Heart (Anchor/Doubleday). This is one rollicking, warm, thought-provoking, poignant and powerful journey.

Aama's Journey: A Pilgrimage Between Continents and Cultures is a touching pictorial excursion into and beyond the two books that are based on this program, Nepali Aama: Life Lessons of a Himalayan Woman and Aama in America: A Pilgrimage of the Heart (Anchor/Doubleday). This is one rollicking, warm, thought-provoking, poignant and powerful journey.

". . . an entirely new vision of America through the eyes of a remarkable woman."
LIFE Magazine

And don't miss Broughton Coburn's other popular illustrated program, Everest: To the Top of the World.