Pioneering Ayahuasca Retreat Center in the Peruvian Amazon
The Temple has safely facilitated healing for over 5000 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 three distinct ayahuasca retreat programs – a 9 day ayahuasca retreat, 12 day ayahuasca retreat and 1 month ‘deep immersion’ retreat with a balance of female and male Shipibo healers, experienced western facilitators, daily floral baths, a steam bath, a high ratio of healers to guests, 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 arrived at the Temple lost and felt like a big cloud was following me. Within days I started changing completely. I am a new man today. This work is equivalent to 10, 15, 20 years of meditation, just downloaded in a few weeks. So powerful.
The experience was simply powerful and beyond what I had anticipated or imagined. I immediately felt the love and support that is consistently present in this gorgeous setting.
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.
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.
I could not imagine a better place to work with this powerful medicine.
I could never have imagined how profound and absolutely extraordinary my experience at the Temple would be. From the moment I arrived I felt the magic of the special place. I have healed and evolved and feel like I have come out on the other side.
It’s difficult to say in a few words what these people and this place has done for me and what I realised I am able to do. You can’t be so loved and well cared and remain the same.
The world needs the Temple of the Way of Light. Its mission, vision and ethos as well as the profound transformative work that takes place here, is a beacon of hope and love.
I got more than I expected from the workshop. I experienced true healing from the Maestras and Maestros. I see them as very kind doctors/healers and the Temple as a hospital.
There is no price I can put on my experience at the Temple. It’s as if I have found a great treasure I have been looking for my entire life.
The healers are without a doubt guides to wisdom, health and love. They were gentle and loving with boundless compassion.
I am so grateful to everyone at the Temple for such a profound and loving experience. I felt like I was coming home.
The healers are the biggest inspiration I have ever seen, experienced or heard of in healing. Such dedication and pureness of power. I feel speechless about their work in a most profound way.
ICEERS Research Study
We are excited to have accepted a proposal from ICEERS (The International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service), who in collaboration with the Beckley Foundation, will be carrying out an independent observational research study on ayahuasca treatment received by guests attending ayahuasca retreats at the Temple of the Way of Light.
This is an exceptional opportunity to significantly advance scientific and academic understanding of ayahuasca. If the majority of the guests who visit the Temple over the next year choose to take part in this study, the final outcome will be the single largest research project ever carried out on ayahuasca.
Awards and Accolades
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