The Temple of the Way of Light - BENA CAYA AINBOBO (A New Feminine Spirit) is a Shipibo shamanic healing centre offering intensive ayahuasca / plant spirit healing retreats with predominantly with women healers near Iquitos in Peru. We are dedicated to offering our guests the chance to benefit from the ancient healing wisdom of the Shipibo people, and to helping this unique culture to preserve its knowledge and identity in the 21st Century. We work with some of the most respected and powerful healers (Onanya) from the Shipibo tribe, many of whom have only previously worked within their communities. All our Onanya are experienced, gentle, caring, deeply dedicated to healing and embody the wisdom and sincerity of their people. We are very privileged to be working with them. Our work is rooted in the deep and profoundly powerful healing traditions of the Shipibo people and offers an ancient yet pioneering path to health, re-discovering our true nature and re-awakening to our true purpose. We firmly believe in the overwhelming benefits of the medicine Ayahuasca and the healing potential of plant spirit doctors from the Amazon Rainforest. We are not a new age movement, nor based in any religion; healing from the plants is for everyone on the planet irrelevant of race, creed, color and social or financial status. The core of our work is focused on deep healing on all levels; physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. The main pillars of our work are: Working with predominantly women healers: A unique focus on working with onanya ainbobo - indigenous women healers working within the rich and complex medical/magical tradition of the Shipibo people. These women have an incredible level of compassion and wisdom as well as an encyclopedic knowledge of the medicinal plants of the jungle. Fundamental to our work is offering ceremonies within a safe, caring and loving environment within a container of integrity. A high ratio of healers to guests: Our workshops & ceremonies are run by six or seven healers with an average group size limited to 21 people to ensure that each guest has individual and close attention throughout their healing process. Due to the unprecedented high number of healers, we have different specialists that are able to work on many different conditions and illness whilst ensuring that our guests receive a very high level of attention, professionalism and service throughout the workshop. In every one of our ceremonies our guests receive ikaros from most of the healers resulting in 30 to 40 ikaros (sound healing treatments) per workshop. This is one of the main reasons we have been able to acheive such positive results over the years. 7 ceremonies per 12 day workshop: We are passionate about our work and deeply committed to our guests healing experiences. We ensure that each guest has the opportunity to work very deeply with ayahuasca and critically to ensure that our healers & the plant doctors have sufficient time with each guest to carry out a high level of work. This level of work cannot be carried out with less ceremonies. The process is profound and we are dedicated to effecting lasting change for everyone who comes to the Temple. The workshops are an intense healing course that is structured by the plant doctors which also initiates a much longer term healing journey that continues to unfold for months / years after coming to the Temple. Focusing on social benefit rather than profit: We are a social enterprise where all financial gain is invested into the development of the Temple infrastructure and community projects through our NGO - The Arkana Alliance - which benefit local and Indigneous communities. We believe strongly that we need to "give back" to the people of the Amazon and have a long term vision / mission connected to our NGO partnering with the people of the Amazon to preserve and protect indigenous traditions, lands, identities and ancient medicinal practices that are rapidly being encroached upon by materialism and western socio-economic development policies. Community, permaculture and sustainable living: Incorporating the principles of self-sufficiency, interdependence and responsibility, since 2009 we have been implementing a permaculture program within the healing center and developing a cooperative system with the five surrounding villages for the production of food and medicinal plants for the Temple. We have also set up an integrated waste management system within the Temple and have also begun to implement waste management projects in our local villages. Our aim is to be completely self-sustained as soon as we possibly can. We also hope to build an eco-village in 2012 for people who wish to further connect with the wisdom and guidance of the plants and live sustainably from & in harmony with the forest around us.
Temple of the Way of LightWednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 7:04am
Alexander T.S. Kuhn This sounds really intense... As fond as I am of yoga and psychedelics I'd be hesitant to be the first experimental subjects of such a retreat. Is there any history of combining these practices that would speak towards it's efficacy?
Uantemay BG what part of peru is this retreat?
Daniel Canaris This does look awesome. If not for the massive Ocean between us, I could take my body there. But I'm with you in spirit 🖖🏼😉🍄🍃💓..always
Marta Wanderlust I cannot wait ❤🌿🌈
Sean Bresnahan Des Keane we should get to this at some point...
Red Moriarty Good way to get lots of money from white trust fund hippies in search of their next ego milking
Jeanne Dempsey Ashman Where is this Robert? Are you going?
Regina Kruse This sounds great!
Carl Pichette Christophe Joannides, y te reste tu des vacances? haha
Christie Gil I wanna do this
AndRe Munoz Elinor Barker , would love for us to do this !!!
Justin Helton i enjoy doing mine in the comfort of my own home
Corinne Traynor Me!!!
Rico Smith Where?
Liam Brereton and food education?
Taylor Laflamme Paige Fletcher 😺
Adriana Galiano Uribe Andrés Montes🤔
Karen Forgan Emma Parker-Reniewick
Natalie Sheils David Middlemis omg
Carl Pichette Simon Romano pas game
Karen Reid Kodi Thomas
Marc-Antoine Fafard Arman RanjbaranAlexandre DaigleInteresting ahah
Taylor Feduk George Habib !
Brianna Brown Ashlé Worrick Lolly Galvin Rachel Jamison Savannah Paige Mueller
Chris Fair Emma Jayne Slight
Temple of the Way of LightTuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 7:00am
Jennifer Love I was there in November 2016 need more one one with facilitators group process was more difficult Was shocked I did not receive feedback request post retreat would have liked to share my opinion of retreat.
Ashley Apok I love seeing integration being given the weight it deserves in a retreat offering. Thank you!
Greg Yanick-Thompson deep shadow work, resolution of trauma, and unravel self-limiting patterns,,,,, soooo yes ...
Rick Brown BAD ASS!!!
Timothy Alexies Michael Darville I wish I could join! Love you all :D
Anton Grozev Dushev Кой е на това тенпълче :)
Jessica Fogarty Connor McIntosh Erin Winchester Alicia Hardin
Brad Montgomery Skip Tracer
Sarah BrownNisse Amber Vinci
Kasie Monea Matt Mete 😊
Play Cray Lazier Nelson Geddes
Courtney Gypsy Sell Marisa Cascia
Tom Dickens Ben Row Book
Dan Ænicca Jake Mitchell