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 female 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 LightFriday, October 13th, 2017 at 6:13pm
David Hogg Matt Dolman this is where I went, near Iquitos. Looks like you could maybe get a last minute discount as some people have pulled out. There are some good Hostels in the town when you come back from the retreat and you have the option of booking some great Amazon safaris.
Zi Miyake Highly reccomend the Temple....had the most incredible experience there ....has changed my life ! I definitely wouldn't do ayauaska without following the dieta !
Matt Ruzycki You guys are living the life
Olivia Fern On the website the 13day retreat states there are 4 ceremonies?
Laird Tanner Michael Hartmann Kyle Hartmann if Nikky wants to go to Peru aha
Dustin Wolfe Thinking about this in the new year
Christian Gilbert Medicine is for sick people.
Christine Vigneau Justin Ballou
Jill Smith Jo Waring
Kyle Hartmann Nikky Kinsey ?
Luke Thomas Small Matthew Lowry
Lucas Jushinski Linnae Ponte
Temple of the Way of LightFriday, October 6th, 2017 at 12:18pm
Shipibo Plant Spirit Knowledge - Song of the Amazon
Master Healer (Maestro Curandero) Armando Cerrano Alvarez shares indigenous healing wisdom of the Shipibo people of the Peruvian Amazon. Learn more at: http://songoftheamazon.com Translated…
David Middlemiss The Wave forms of communication are a singing or chanting called Icaros, They are exceptionally complex communications operating on multiple levels, frequencies and multi dimensional in their conveyance and healing! Icaros are a shamanic tool that allow multi dimensional travel, connection to helping spirits and deeper meaning, the Higher Level spirits will aid you at this time as I believe you need this level of strength and guidance? Although Earthing Is Essential Before And After Journeying, I think at some point during the shamanic journey at the convergence earlier in the year we may have shared a sacred story, dialogue which may need to play out We have similar afflictions, so I guess my journey may aid you in healing and your journey may aid me in mine although could be mistaken I cycle through stages of accute sensitivity and power and sometimes plummet to depths of despair, the trick is to create stability and sustainability of the expansive nurturing needed to Grow! Living From the Heart, Spirit, Body and Mind, Mastering the four directions and the various elements, My intuition told me to message you tonight and my higher consciousness created the message,