Pioneering Ayahuasca Retreat Center in the Peruvian Amazon
The Temple has safely facilitated healing for thousands of people since 2007 and forged an exemplary reputation for stringent safety protocols, compassionate care and a balance of female and male healers and facilitators. We have used our experience to fine-tune a synthesis of ancient Shipibo medicine traditions and modern and Eastern integrative practices that now extends to comprehensive aftercare and integration support long after guests have returned home. All this takes place with an institutional focus on sustainability, permaculture, ethics, and social responsibility.
Ayahuasca Retreats in Peru
We offer ayahuasca retreat programs with a balance of female and male Shipibo healers, experienced western facilitators, floral baths, a steam bath, individually prescribed plant remedies, a high ratio of healers to guests, a high number of ayahuasca ceremonies, individual consultations, a nutritional and balanced ayahuasca food diet, and a strong focus on how to process and integrate healing, both during and after each ayahuasca retreat.
Setting And Safety
The safety of our guests is paramount. We are constantly working to offer the safest container and most effective ayahuasca healing experience in the Amazon. We have developed the most stringent health and safety protocols available on any ayahuasca retreat in Peru. The Temple’s commitment to guests begins with in-depth medical and psychological screening during our booking procedure and continues after the retreat through our integration support. Guiding you safely through deep personal healing and growth is our priority, both in and out of ceremony.
News about the Temple and Ayahuasca
The Temple was founded on the philosophy that an atmosphere of genuine care and compassion provides the optimum conditions for healing. Over many years we have become well known for the sensitive style of our facilitation and the level of support offered to guests by our entire team. A compassionate healing environment is a sometimes overlooked component of what constitutes safety. The non-judgmental setting we provide allows guests to be vulnerable and open, both necessary states for deep healing, while undergoing their ayahuasca experience.
Reciprocity in the Amazon
According to indigenous Amazonian wisdom, sharing is the key to maintaining a healthy, balanced life for all. Native people consider protection and preservation of the rainforest sacred duties. Yet with the great increase in popularity of ayahuasca shamanism, we are concerned that the spirit of sharing and protection is being lost. We promote and foster ways to honor and work in reciprocity with the world’s most bio-diverse ecosystem, its people and their traditions.
The Temple holds a vision for the mastery of indigenous healers to be respected, legitimized and honored in the modern world. We aim to cultivate a more sophisticated understanding of the Shipibo system of shamanic healthcare in the West through validating the efficacy of their ethno-medical traditions. We share in the inheritance of the Indigenous wisdom tradition that celebrates a spiritual dimension between all life on Earth, a dimension fundamental to our personal and social balance.
I came to the Temple with no idea of what to do with my life, a heavy heart and confusion in my soul. What occurred was nothing less than sublime. My heart has opened—I have remembered who I am—who we are. Peace has settled over my mind and soul.
Words cannot express my gratitude. It changed the way I see the world, the way I see myself. My heart feels again what it had forgotten.
Khari Allen Lee
The Temple of the Way of Light is a glimpse into our collective future. As a centre of holistic healing and harmonious community, it is both ancient and highly advanced.
The experience was transformational, enlightening and grounding. The healers were professional, sacred, gracious, playful and highly attentive. Being at the Temple was a transformational experience on so many levels.
I have attended ceremony at two other locations and neither even began to compare with my experience here. Plant spirit medicine at its best. I highly recommend the Temple for a spiritual experience of a lifetime.
I don’ think I could have made a better choice. If one’s intention is true healing and feels called to the ayahuasca path, then I highly recommend the Temple
I can’t say enough good about the Temple and the work of the Maestras/Maestros. We met with Rak Razam last year, saw his movie Aya Awakenings and signed up for the Temple. We thought that we knew what we’d be getting into. His movie, although very good, doesn’t begin to address the amazing healing that goes on at the Temple.
My stay at the Temple was beyond my expectations! I will never forget these days in all my life. I got what I came for and a lot more!
The Temple of the Way of Light is an opportunity to completely change your life. The maestras/os are incredible with vast healing experience and knowledge, so loving, nurturing and truly invested in the wellbeing of all participants.
It was a perfect choice for my first ayahuasca experience. Gentle, loving, supportive energy pervades the grounds at the Temple and all those involved in the place.
Coming to the Temple has been one of the greatest and most opening experiences of my life.
From the very first moment I entered the retreat, I knew it was a special place. I can´t fault anything I have witnessed here—a magical and professionally run retreat.
By far this has been the most intense, hardest and most beautiful memorable time I have ever had.
Awards and Accolades
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