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.
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.
My six months at the Temple was easily the most profound experience of my life. The Temple provided a sacred, safe, supportive and nurturing space that enabled me to really deeply unfold, look at, understand and heal parts of myself that were previously inaccessible or too overwhelming to address.
This has been the single most powerful experience of my life.
Beyond words!!!! The level of support and love from the maestras and maestos was tremendously glorious.
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.
I could not imagine a better place to work with this powerful medicine.
This ayahuasca experience at the Temple has surpassed all my expectations. This is truly a healing center. I’m leaving here with hope, gratitude and a clear plan to how to make changes in my life when I return home. I am profoundly grateful.
The name Temple of the Way of Light is highly appropriate. I think all in this group have definitely experienced “the Light”.
Words cannot describe the shift in energy that’s taken place in my body since I’ve been here. Peace – finally!
The Temple is such an eye opening, inspiring place. It is organized with great love and care.
I came to the Temple physically, spiritually and emotionally depleted. The entire experience at the Temple fed and nourished my body, heart and soul.
The Temple is an incredibly powerful place. I have so much gratitude for everything I have been taught and for all the love I have been given.
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
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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