Job Openings at the Temple
Ayahuasca Retreat Facilitator
This is a dream opportunity to be of service – we are looking for new ayahuasca retreat facilitators to join our team of incredible staff at the Temple starting at the end of March this year!
We are as committed as ever to our mission: “Life is Illuminated.” We are constantly evolving and improving our work, and are looking for inspired and extraordinary facilitators who are dedicated to contributing to the larger whole by playing a key role in the healing process of our guests. As we move into an exciting new chapter of our work, we are seeking people who hear the call to join us in co-creating a new paradigm of transformation at the Temple!
Facilitators at the Temple act as bridges between our Shipibo healers and our guests. For a facilitator, the role is critical to supporting guests who are committed to deep healing. The ideal facilitator is someone who has been through their own process of deep healing, often having faced and overcome major challenges in their life.
We are looking for people who, having been through the challenges that come with many years of deep inquiry, healing, and transformation, and who have ultimately learned to take full responsibility for their life, understand that they are now significantly better equipped to help others through the process.
We’re also looking for people who are excited to come and learn with us in the jungle. Living and working at the Temple gives you an opportunity to be connected to ayahuasca, the medicinal plants and the jungle, to learn from our Shipibo healers as well as our Western staff, and to benefit from the ontological processes that we combine with traditional Amazonian medicine – both with guests and organizationally. It is guaranteed that you will learn and grow significantly in ways that are unpredictable, profound, challenging, and non-linear!
The Temple is a conscious business that operates with a deep commitment to contributing to social and environmental issues in the Amazon through our sister non-profit, the Chaikuni Institute. Monetary compensation for this position is very fair, given the location in the jungle; however, people looking primarily to make money should not consider this role. In addition to a monthly salary, you will receive lodging and all meals, participate regularly in ceremonies, have opportunity to carry out plant dietas (costs not included in the salary), and to be part of a dedicated team of passionate people who are bringing a positive impact in the world.
How it Works
We are offering a free, initial three month stay at the Temple, starting in March 2020, for the right candidate to work alongside our current team, to get to know each other, and to begin to work together with guests and volunteers. During the three months, there would be a free healing workshop with the possibility of further work with the medicine and healers. This period would be essential to get to know each other, build a relationship, and establish trust.
If we are mutually comfortable with moving forwards, we would then offer training covering all aspects of facilitating workshops; how we operate, how our healers like to work, your specific responsibilities, how we support our guests’ healing journeys, etc.
We ask that facilitators be available for at least a three year commitment. The first three months of those will be training, followed by a combination of time working and time off. Typically, facilitators work for two months and then have one month off. This is negotiable, although we are looking for a commitment of 3-6 months per year.
- Extensive experience with ayahuasca (ideally a minimum of 100 ceremonies), specifically in the Shipibo tradition
- A strong sense and understanding of integrity, self-responsibility, and accountability
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Ability and enthusiasm to work as part of a team, and to share and learn along the way
- Significant one-on-one or group work with people/patients/clients
- Mature and grounded
- Fluent in English and conversational in Spanish
- Training in health care, coaching, applied psychology, ontological inquiry
- Experience with Amazonian plant dietas
- Patient and flexible with a good sense of humor
- Genuinely kind, caring, and compassionate
- Committed to a steep learning curve and keen to learn
To apply for the position, please send us a video of 3-5 minutes, introducing yourself and sharing what your intention is to work with the Temple.
Please do not send us any videos attached to your application email – only links to play a video online (on YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.).
Please submit a personal description including relevant work experience, a CV, and a link to your video to [email protected].